Dec 3, 2008

Rooted cultural issue

Its half past 8 in the office, skies are dark, PC were running, lights still ON, sound of keyboard tapping

Most of them were still in office. *Yawn*

I’m sitting there wondering why all the 40-50 something male species staying up late just to play Facebook while the 20-30 were busy with..............… hmm! working hard? No way!! But for sure, they are all wasting time as i do ? *rolling eyes*

This is the scene in most companies and other off-site offices in MALAYSIA. It’s something majority of Malaysian simple accept as life, that dedication to work means working late into the night. It’s a sadistic cycle

First they call me to stay back after work although there is nothing for me to do in the office. So for the past few days I sitting there like a stupid bloody fool, looking at tick tock of the clock strikes 6.30p.m – everyday!! Eventually, my working hour is 9-5p.m but basically the working hour is from 8.15a.m till 7 *Faint!!!* -_-lll and even thou SATURDAY and SUNDAY *moi off day* and yet they said I should show some interest to the job or the work by staying late. *Rolling eyes again* Am i too stupid or what, i still don't see any connection with staying late and showing interest?

So “late hours” soon becomes part of the company culture. People see the requirement for long hours at work as a sign of their importance, and they use their office spaces as second homes where they often have more privacy and comfort than at home. They don’t have the Ang Moh habit of escaping the office as quickly as possible. Consequently, they may not see the same urgency to reduce workloads and improve efficiency.

The BOSSES just find that those who stay up late are good workers. *Vomit*

The BOSSES just don’t understand the difference between "sitting" late and "working" late!!

Very soon, the managers start expecting all employees to put in extra working hours. *FCUK u*

BOSS always think that the earlier "hardworking" guy suddenly seems to become an "early leaver" even if u leaves an hour after regular time. After doing the same amount of work, People leaving on time after doing their task for the day are labeled as work-shirkers. Girls who thankfully always leave on time are labeled as "not up to it". All the while, the bachelors pat their own backs and carry on "working" not realizing that they are

at their own place and never realize that they would have to regret at one point of time.

Please!! Never put in extra time unless really needed. Don’t stay back un-necessarily and spoil your company work culture which will in turn cause inconvenience to you and your colleagues.

My dear BOSSES let me tell you,

There are hundred other things to do in the evening... you should go out, see the world. Being outside of the company vicinity would help these people think more creatively

Or else get a mistress or girl friend. If ONE is not enough, get another 2 or 3. *Agitated*

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