Work Professionally

on Friday, 25 November 2005
I was told that someone said we should work professionally until the very last day, as a matter of ethics and professionalism. I have a problem with that. I'm not leaving (yet) and I'm also not really working (not a good sign).

What does it mean when you don't feel like putting any effort into your work? Is it the fact that I'm getting unrealistic tasks to work on? Tasks that I'm ill-equipped to tackle? Is it the management's fault for the company's low morale? Or is it my own fault for not being mentally stronger to resist this lethargy?

If I wasn't right in the middle of this situation, I might have found it hilarious. With people from finance doing HR, those in HR don't really know how to do HR, those from consulting doing management, a non-techie is the lead tech person, and sales and marketing not closing any sales and not doing any marketing. Even worse, pluses are allowed to leave seemingly without much effort to retain them, while minuses remain to leech without much effort to get rid of them.

Sounds grim doesn't it? There are so many cracks and holes already; I wonder if it's still repairable. End of rant.

11 responses:

Janice said...
25/11/05 13:53

Hmmm... and yet the company is still surviving with a RICH supporter at the back... I wonder how and why...

keensoon said...
25/11/05 18:58

Dude ... join me into the dark side!

Not to say its the best place in the world, but you learn a heck lot more, and do something called "real" work.

Muncher said...
27/11/05 00:36

"What does it mean when you don't feel like putting any effort into your work?"

It means it's time to consider other options...

neotrax said...
28/11/05 11:12

time to go dude!!!

Pixel said...
28/11/05 11:23

I think you blogged this very poingnantly for most of us here. You are not alone! The folks at management just does not have any business sense. This "corporate" entity could also be an excuse as a petri dish for a certain someone...I'm sure you know who :p

Like Janice said, with this company being run this way, you'd wonder how come its doors are still open ;)

Though it out till 2006 la, I am sure, and trying to be optimistic myself, that it will offer better opportunities for us all.

David said...
28/11/05 18:55

heh. we'll see what happens.

wyejon said...
28/11/05 21:03

yo keensoon... u got jalan for some exciting new job? i'm interested man!

dave if u want i could always put in a good word for u in my present company

keensoon said...
29/11/05 15:34

John Wayne!! Dude wasssupp!!!

Samlulu said...
30/11/05 17:34

I am officially out from this place...staying on here untill u get better oppt outside..otherwise just be the monkey atm.

all the best

ck said...
30/11/05 23:36

lets join formulafourth. i promised those things wont happen here, coz we dun have finance ppl, hr ppl, sales ppl and techie ppl at all :)

siewmun said...
3/12/05 00:40

i cant believe how come we are still hanging ard although the place stinks..but come on..lets buck up n run as soon as possible ooooo...