Entering the corporate world

 

I landed with a job in a corporate company about a week after I finished my final exam. I have already been searching for a job through MauKerja website and occasional walk ins, which leads me to a few interviews. There are only 2 reasons I didn’t get or want the jobs I applied previously,

  1. The salary is too low
  2. I’m not the suitable candidate

I was greedy. Julianna is a greedy little bitch. I search high and low for a job that will give me sufficient experience and something new to learn, alongside providing a better salary than the jobs I worked before. There are EPF & SOCSO that will be futher deducted from my salary, I am not greedy to spend the money, but to only make sure that I still have a reasonable amount left when deducted for me to put aside as savings. But I am worried as well as I don’t have any experience doing office work, had I only worked in places like Watsons, tuition teacher, beauty promoter, and retail sales related jobs. Interviews for those job are informal. This time, I prepared my resume a month before my finals end, and I excitedly applied to the jobs on MauKerja website, going to interviews, to only stumble when the interviewer asked me, “So tell me a little bit about yourself.” My mind went blank for 15 seconds. I’m not sure what to say, should I repeat what I typed on my resume? But its all there, so what’s the point asking me again? I went on with introducing my name and talking about my personality and previous working experience. It was short. I think I am doomed.

I went home face-palming at myself, and clicked on Youtube, Google for ways to introduce myself properly. My point is, now that I have learned it the embarrassing way, just a reminder to you and myself in the future, to always do your research because when you think you know enough already, you don’t. A few days later, I received a call from an insurance company I applied through the MauKerja, and passed the phone interview. There’s a second interview afterwards at the office located at a high tower building in the centre of Klang. They told me the interview would take about 3 hours, so I thought wow, this is a very serious and formal company. Little did I know that they did not describe thoroughly what the job I am applying for on the website, as I walked in to being pitched through a presentation that took 2 hours, telling me about a 10 years plan of being their insurance company partner. You know how annoying and persuading insurance people are right? I hate being one that’s for sure. Surprisingly, I was being honest the entire time, telling them how I have zero knowledge about insurance, how I am not sure if I am covered by insurance, or how I never buy into what an insurance sales person sell, but I think they like my honesty. Well I am a terrible liar anyway, so I cannot lie about things I don’t know.

Ok long story short, one day, I plan to enter every office in the BBT North Tower and apply for a job. While I’m at the 3rd floor, this particular office had already called me for an interview right away. The next day, Julianna starts working! I am your receptionist cum admin clerk. I have never did any office work before, so trust me when I say I am blur as fuck and just keep on trying to absorb everything as fast as I can. I wrote notes on Post-It and sticked it on the inside of my counter table until there’s no space left. I refer to my supervisor about anything I don’t understand, including how to transfer a phone call from a person to the other. That’s how stupid I am. It will annoy them I know, but to avoid mistakes I must do so. And I really enjoy learning from her, she trained me well with patience, and never once did she judged me for my dressing, or how I mistakenly called an older staff by her name, (Malays use Kak-female/Abang-male as a sign of respect to anyone older) (watched too much of The Good Wife).

I drink 2L of water everyday in the office, and another 1L at home. I pee for every 500mL I drank. And I have to inform my senior staff everytime I have to go to the toilet, how embarrassing, so she can replace me if anything. A simple job, one of the lower rank jobs compared to others in the office, but a big challenge for me, with many small details to remember, such as asking a Dato’ every morning when he enters if he wants a newspaper, or preparing drinks for when the partners of the company comes from overseas, those details. Communicating has been easy for me, but I still have a nerve wrack for every first time.

Do you all remember your first time working? How was it?

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Don’t Hire Me

Hi I’m Julianna Azman Ong and the worst thing I would do if you hire me to work in your company is….


Sneaking out to buy food even though it is not my break time. 

Since I’m working part time now, I have only 1 holy hour for break and it might seems enough. It is not. I am full for 3 hours after and then I started crawling for food. The only law that I would violate at work place is, going out to buy food even when I have work to do. 

Reminder : Need to bring lots of snacks. 

I have sudden cravings or its just me thinking of what to eat what to eat what to eat. I think about diet for a while and then I ran straight to McDonalds. Help mehhhhhh my mind and stomach is not connected and it just want to gobble down on food even when I am not hungry. Like, I’ve been questioning myself isn’t this the time to eat? 

So yeah think twice before you hire me. Prepare lots of food in the pantry to keep me in the office. 

Thank you for reading ☺️ 

Exhausted

I have never been so tired until I miss school for 2 days. I am trying to have a good attendance to school but man, exhaustion takes over me. 

I have been juggling between working part time after school, plus 5 days of schooling, and on top of that, my Mandarin class. 

This week is officially the tiring week ever!!! I am having fun being busy and all that but it is no fun when I am just so so tired that I started not coming to school just because I overslept. Gosh I really need to set my priorities straight. I need to buckle up and work hard for what I signed for! 

*swallows more Gingko Biloba pills*

I wanted to blog but I just don’t have the energy to hold my phone hahaha. It’s weird how sleeping from 1am to 6:30am used to be enough for me but now, almost everyday I had a hard time waking up! Never letting go of my bed. Too attached. No, seriously. Am I that mentally and physically tired? I thought more sleep means more energy but the cycle of me not getting enough rest will repeat again. School from 6am to 1pm and then drive to work from 2pm to 10pm and then only I reach home and can sleep. Plus my time with my phone, so , I usually sleep at 1am. 

Gotta think and manage this issue as soon as possible. It’s between life and death 😭

Not well


“Aaaaaaahchooooo!”

“Aaaaah aaaaah aaaaahhhhchooooo!!!”

Red eyes, runny nose, phlegm and coughs, and then comes the fever…

Everytime I work, within 1 week I will start getting sick. Tell me about it!! I think I’m allergic to work. Oh doctor, is there any pills to cure my condition???

I had to take a medical leave from work, I texted my colleague that I am seriously not well to work today, as my job needs me to handle customers, imagine me and my runny nose, my hand rubbing my nose every 5 seconds wouldn’t look good……..So I texted her 1 hour before our shift starts and I am feeling guilty that I am leaving her on her own. I tried Whatsapp-ing and calling her but she wouldn’t pick up. Around afternoon I Whatsapped her again asking how did this morning go, and here comes the honest situation. 

Not okay. 

I know it’s not cool to not come to work, leaving my colleague on her own, but I am not feeling well and I tried to tell her that I am not coming in today. I am very sorry but I am not sorry that the fact I really am not in pink of health today 😢  Oh well, life goes on, the situation needs to move on, I did apologize and I just have to focus working!!!