.... but I'm feeling down so it's time for a dose of James Morrison!:
(Original Music Videos)
I hope you enjoyed a serving of melancholy on this beautiful Wednesday morning.
Me? I can't believe it's the middle of the week so quickly (again).
There just seems to be so much to do and so little time.
Sometimes I really feel like the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland.... zipping here and there, looking at my watch and gasping "Oh no... I'm late, I'm late!".
Of course, it really doesn't help to have a mini choir group made up of my parents and P in the background who constantly chime: "You work too much! Talk to your boss! Get a raise - you don't earn enough to justify your work hours!".
(These are the same 3 people who on other days, tell me how much they will be proud of me if I'm a successful career woman and can take care of myself financially)
The thing is that I have talked to him.
... but I really don't think anything's going to change anytime soon.
"Yes, yes... your performance is very good. I'm very happy... etc etc."
Then, in the end, it turns out that my increment is only 5%.
(Please don't say that it sounds like a lot - my base pay is very low so it comes up to very little... and btw, inflation this year is about 3%, so that means I've only just caught up and essentially gotten a 2% increment)
And when I ask him for more, he said he will try to push HR for it....
... but then he left my formal letter in his in-tray for about a week until I gave up and just took it back.
I love my manager, I love my job...
... but some days are hard.
Don't mind me.
(This may all sound a little pathetic/ depressing)
It just feels better to let it all out....
(Hope you don't mind listening to me whinge)
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