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Monday, 31 October 2016

Last day of work

Today is the big day before my 2 month break.


it's going to be the longest period of break i have ever sicne i started work more than 12 years ago.


Been working nights including weekends the last couple of weeks, it's near impossible to find time for updates.


Looking forward to a good sleep tonight, a day of just pure doing nothing tomorrow and a good 2 monhs of solid writing.



Will be wrapping up office adventure first before moving on to other works.




Look out for a geek with a laptop if you happen to be at a cafe at the airport the next couple of weeks. It's one of my favourite place to just sit back and start hammering away at my laptop.



People watching, a good cup of coffee and non stop writing.


Simple life pleasures.




cheers

ilock



Thursday, 13 October 2016

Because you asked.


I'm still trying to reply all the mails, please be patience and give me some time to run through all of them. 


Aside from the usual hate mail, i have one from a reader who asked me seriously what do i do with the ebook proceeds besides buying myself a shitload of coffee.  

Her google plus profile picture is quite hot, not sure if it's real though. haha. 


She asked if i'm a millionaire by now.



You got to be kidding. 


I wish i was.



So here it is. 











I set aside some to buy interesting materials and stories for my works in case any comes along, i buy myself coffee and some i donate. 




I don't use my main email when i do, usually it's a variation of ilikeock@gmail.com. 


might be ilikeyakun ? i likebeechenghiang ? idonlikebroccoli ? ilikeock1388 ? ilikeock2 ? 



No one wants to be associated with a blog of this nature. Charity organisation might get a little sensitive if they knew they are getting donations from a erotic blog.




Just googling  ilikeock@gmail.com alone, this blog pops up. 


Adding a simple digit behind and voila.


Nothing. 




So, if your friends ask if you have been giving to charity regularly, you know what to say. 





Disclaimer : I am in no way, dependent on the sales of my writings in this blog for my livelihood. I do not encourage the purchase of my works unless you really want to. 



There's a saying that goes, " Money hard to earn " , it's frequently repeated in several languages.


So spend them wisely. 





Cheers

ilock



















Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Of jokes and agony.

I'm getting quite a few angry mails from readers about the lack of updates and i honestly don't have anything to say.

One particular mail spoke in depth of the agony of the wait and he cursed me for making him refresh this page time and again. He even asked if i get a kick out of making people come to a blog that is not updated.


There are zero ads on this blog, so clicking it a hundred or a thousand times don't make a difference.

I don't get paid nor do i get a kick out of it either.



I understand the anguish of the wait but believe me, none would feel the anguish more than i do.


I don't like to leave things hanging and especially not when i'm excited to get it out as well but i'm just overloaded with sh*t.








Alright. I have a joke for you.


You see, after my boss decides to get rid of so many staff in the office, i was left picking up the pieces. Not only that, i have to also take over some other stuff other colleagues from another team left behind.


Now, after cutting so many headcount, the management decides to hire a consultant to turn the company and business around. Some superman that would save everyone.



Since i was pretty close to HR girl, i found out how much this consultant is getting. Not exact figure but i asked creatively.


I sat and laugh in the pantry when i heard he was getting the combined pay of 3 of my old staff in my old team. Even the HR girl felt unbalance when she prepared the offer letter.


"FUck"   .....  That was what she ended the conversation with.






So with a close to 10k pay, this consultant joined us last Monday.




He began to implement cost cutting measures which is just shit.

I can smell it before i see it.



I'm not even going to talk about taxi fares or timesheets for projects, this consultant even went as far to cut travelling cost in a extreme way.




Now when i do fly, it's budget airlines like 80% of the time. Short trips to Malaysia, HK, THailand, even some Mainland cities, i'm very chin chye. Easy going. I'll even fly Malaysian air.



So here comes the joke.


I am supposed to be in Penang this afternoon



And this hero, came to me on Thursday last week, he says we need to think of alternative travel methods.


It went something like this.




James : What alternatives ? It's Penang.... you want me to take a boat ?


Cunt-sultant  Consultant : A bus ticket is a lot cheaper. ??


James : You're kidding...




Consultant : Just sleep it through man.... it's nothing...


James : oh fuck you.... i'm not taking a bus.


Consultant : Everyone is stretched man..... I'm taking a bus to KL too..







I thought he meant it as a joke until on Friday, i was given a ticket.


A fucking bus ticket for the 13 hour journey to Penang.



I fucking kid you not.


And i was to take the overnight bus back tonight as well.

He did not even have the courtesy to check with me before making the booking personally.



I laughed at my seat so loud, that those left in the office was staring at me.



I was to leave during the weekend, take a overnight bus and be there this morning for the meeting.


I'm not spending 13 hours on the bus when i can't do shit. Not when i have a few projects running and no one to support me. And you got to be kidding if you expect me to cut short my weekend to take that fucking bus.


Not that i have a weekend, been working 7 day week lately anyway.




I text my client that i would not be there and i told him the reason.


He told me to go fuck that consultant but i told him if it was a hot girl, i might consider.





So this is what happened this morning.



I walked into office at 9am with breakfast.



I ate my breakfast.




9.20am


I drank my coffee.




9.30am


I tendered my resignation to HR





A series of interesting events happened after that but i shall not go there. Too much details.




I was to serve a 2 month notice, but after clearing the accumulated leaves that i can't sell back to the office, i'm left with bout a month.



Last day would be in early Nov.




That would give me the rest of the year to really catch up on all the writings before i start my new job in Jan.



Yup, i took a offer from another company. Small one, like 4 people including me. Lower pay, benefits not as good but it's a old stable company with a steady stream of jobs lined up all the way till end of next year and beyond.


The offer has been there for a while but i was trying to hold out for a bit, hopefully things would work out on my end. Partly also because there's a couple of projects that i really liked that i'm doing right now but oh well.



Anyway, i would still be flushed with work this couple of weeks, will update when i can. I want to get the critical work stuff settled asap, can't afford to offend the few good clients i've worked with for so long.





For the updates,

I can save you the agony of the wait.


Come back in end Oct.



My adventure in the office should be completed by then. 8 more updates to go.


You can read it all at a go.


Will try to get Omar's diary out this couple of days. I also bought something interesting from a blog reader . Will give a sneek peek at the end of Omar's diary.




Am already getting the structure up for the next piece after My adventure in the office.


1st draft of the preview is already out, it's going to be something different this time round.



Look forward to a good few weeks of non stop writing soon.







Cheers


ilock