Officially...

today is the first day I'm converted to exempt-status (means Permanent!) at Intel.

So I suppose I should be feeling wonderfully happy... for isn't this one of my targets already achieved? (At least one New-Year's resolution off my list...)

But I'm not feeling anything next to glorious today. Perhaps even a little bit blue. I guess I shouldn't have worn my blue ruffled top today.

Comments

ping said…
Kew hsein ping here

Your background song very touching .

And also your story about the "car engine on".



anyway,take care friend!!!
HongWei said…
Mood like this is very normal throughout the early phase of your career. You feel what I felt, or perhaps, I should put it "you feel what I have been feeling...". It will always confuse you, especially this job is not our primary interest, but just to get the $ and survive ...

BTW, I am Edwin :)
ChinYin said…
Congratulations......
Anonymous said…
I'm feeling what hongwei felt, but mine is more than just $$, even more silly, i wanted recognition. A little bit of background of myself, I'd been lucky in my career, at least for what others think. I've gotten good performance ratings, good bonuses, juniors see me as a role model (not knowing that I hate my job as much as they do). My boss sorts of think I've a future in the company and sent me overseas for exposure. But the truth is, from the day i started, i never intend to stay for long, and yet, i've signed up the stay for at least 6 years in total. Truth is, there are things that I wanted to do, but was stopped by my career, is it a bad thing? In a way, but i just cant give up what I have now (recognition, among other things). How silly, dun you think?
anonymous2 said…
guys, i hate to say this, but dun you think what u guys said earlier sounds very sad? sorry about that. btw, i'm from FE......YEAH!
HongWei said…
Well, this is because in our world, the asian world, success = $/status/recognition. You feel glorious diving in those.

One said, most of us, are living our lives on public wishes, or truly our own wish?
Anonymous said…
Again, Hong Wei, i truly agree with you
I got culture shock when I first come to a western country, the people here see job as a mean to earn a living so that they can have great weekends, they would never sacrifice their personal time to do more work / impress bosses.
Gosh, I've not live my life properly ever since I start working, my life simply evolve around my work. I hope I can escape this vicious cycle one day, but till now, it's just a hope.
How bout u? any light in the end of the tunnel yet?
Well, life is not all about cheerful things, I guess, facing the reality and truth is a good start
Xweing said…
Wow... never thought that this post would become some sort of "unofficial forum" for the career-frustrated.

Hahaha... knowing how you all feel makes me feel kinda scared myself... considering I haven't got to that level yet.. :P

However, are things really that bad? Or do you still heap a smile on your face when you get that fat paycheck? :)
Anonymous said…
Dun worry, I'm sure you've not reach my stage, I'm going into my 4th year in an line where most people change profession after they finish 3 years, hence the frustration.
Well, I dun really get excited with my paycheck, nevertheless, it's getting fatter by year. But I do get very excited with my performance ratings and the recognition from my boss and peers, (and certainly my 5 mth bonus last year!) It's not all bad, just a bit tired, of my profession (everyone seem to be as well)

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