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Aim High, Play Safe…Erm Maybe Not!

on November 28, 2015

Lots of us have ambition and big dreams.

In Singlish, our local slang, it is pronounced “beeee-g beeee-g” dreams.

Like any local, I had ambitions.

Had? I have a mindset change.

More money does not necessarily mean more happiness.

A loftier position means greater responsibilities, all the more my peers would wield the political sword.

I do not need more stress and if I am currently working 12 hour days, I may end up working 7am to 10.30pm daily without rest on Saturdays and Sundays.

My inanimate furball Garfield would be neglected and I will totally be like a zombie in walking dead.

Ermmm….thank you very much but no thanks! 😀

I have been watching Newbie these last 2 weeks.

I saw how overnight she became greedy and even greedier when the Electrical Lord put up the position of Managing Director (MD) for grabs.

I will pass. Don’t need that as been there and done that. Besides knowing the frugal Electrical Lord it would be the case of same remuneration package but change of titling.

If a couple more zeros added…hmm…nah…not interested. I would die faster!

Newbie does not care about wanting to know the workings of the company but feels that her chasing of minions equals her job as future MD.

I see little contribution in her as a strategic role.

I asked her to chair a meeting she wanted to lead in a project. She pushed the job to Mr I.T. in the end.

I asked her for what is a good sample out of a populus of 153. She spluttered, used the calculator and kept mumb.

Any no brainer who did calculus or statistics would known a mean estimate to take in an instant.

It could be an acid test of 20% – this ought to be a safe sample for “n”. I ain’t a CFO nor am I a financial expert but this is a “no brainer” question.

I have little respect for anyone who claims great knowledge but little exists in the brain department.

Newbie lacks I.Q and sadly E.Q.

I asked her for Productivity ratio using salaries over nett sales over profit perhaps or what formulae should I adopt? She did not tell me.

Little help to me as she started blaring at others to produce it. This irked Mr Operations who threatened to quit.

Everyone is on tenter hooks and tension is high.

Newbie may be the straw that breaks Mr I.T., Mr CFO & Mr Operations’ backs.

If this happens, senior management will be left with Newbie, Newbier (joining Tuesday of whom, I have sternly warned against throwing weight about) me, myself and I.

I will then need to be Houdini, Chief Illusionist or Dr Who to clone me some Titans, Avatars or swash buckling fellas to squash Newbie like a cockroach πŸ˜‰

Sunday…..soon it will be Sunday……

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11 responses to “Aim High, Play Safe…Erm Maybe Not!

  1. Sabiscuit says:

    GH, I’ve been reading about your adventures with Newbie and I can totally relate. Some insight? Let her continue to do what she’s doing. She’s on a spin cycle right now and her ego is mostly propped up by the Ghosts of Delusions Past. She will spin out and away from the very thing she’s pursuing. Most people who have this reckless attitude end up flaming out if they are not interfered with.

    I have a similar Newbie situation at work. Among a litany of complaints about her terrible work ethic (and unfortunate pants baring fashion choices) she doesn’t want to learn a new language to communicate with her colleagues. But in her imagination she’s a bright shining star. One day, she stood up to give a speech at a ceremony with a hundred people watching. She did not prepare beforehand. Imagine trying to speak in Latin without knowing a single word. She could barely get a phrase out and everyone sat blankly waiting for her to finish. Needless to say, she shot me a dirty look after she gave up. I clapped and cheered anyway, as if nothing was wrong.

    This is the modern day story of the Emperor’s New Clothes. You don’t have to be kind to everyone and help steer them on the right path. Remember, not trying to stop the Shameless Parade is a strategy, too.

    • Garfield Hug says:

      Hello SB! Thank you for popping by with words of wisdom of which I will heed. Indeed true as these idiots exist in every company. I am sad to hear you have one such shameless hussy too! They are real morons and it drains a work day. I admire your tenacity. Clapping and cheering as if nothing is wrong! Sigh …I await karma to catch up with such people really! Have a restful Saturday and a great Sunday ahead. πŸ’•Garfield hugs😻

      • Sabiscuit says:

        Thank you for laughing with me about this GH. It has been a tremendous headache watching people pirouette without the toe shoes but I have grown a great deal learning to just pay attention to my own growth and leave them in the shade. Remember you’ve got all the tools you need to kick butt, GH. You are the original, one and only Devil and you wear real Prada.

  2. Garfield Hug says:

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  3. ulli says:

    As the English say: The higher you fly the deeper you fall. Be patiently, GH. Newbe will make her experiences …
    Have a great Sunday with a wonderful meal. Tomorrow we have our 1st Advent.
    Best wishes from far away,
    Ulli

  4. Soon she will know the price she pays! So sad to know you always bump into this type of people!!! Super big Garfield hug to you sweetie ❀ ❀ ❀

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