My annual leave entitlement - start from 7 days, increment of 1 day per year after the 2nd year.
Leave entitlement for other sales offices in the same group :
Singapore - 12 days
Shenzhen - 14 days
USA - Quite alot I heard
Europe - I don't even dare to think
If that's not pissing me off enough on a daily basis, just this morning I had an exercise in holding my temper in check. We had a stand-up meeting with some vendors with regards to how we can install a backup cooling system for the server room. I told this woman from our Admin & HR Dept to check with the building mgmt to see if they can let us install a pipe for water outflow. On the spot she gave me a flat no. I repeated the instruction to check with the building mgmt and again she rejected me, this time quoting how they failed to get approval for installing a wash basin in the pantry.
That woman insisted that since she couldn't get approval for the pantry's basin I will not be able to get mine. I need to pump water out, I don't need water to flow in and out. It will take a lot more work to link up with the water supply but to feed water out into the drainage is much simpler. She kept saying she understand but I doubt she could. Witnesses claimed my face was turning red with anger. I witnessed for myself that woman's face turning red and squashy. One last explanation as to why my requirements are different from the pantry reaped nothing. One final "Just go and ask the management" and thank goodness she walked away to make that call.
Less than 5 minutes later that woman returned smiling with the words, "the building management says that it can be done." Gee... you sure you cannot install that basin in the pantry? There are people you can trust and there are some whoom you just can't trust... This woman? I've informed my staff never to just take what she says...
Another thing to make me angry... on a more or less daily basis... since I've been playing bowling more or less on a daily basis... Kids running around the bowling alley, right on top of the runway. One back swing, one running kid and thats about it~ Don't these parents know anything about keeping their children in check? Sometimes I feel embarassed that I have to tell the children to get off and explain to them that having a 13-lb bowling swung into their face will make them very ugly.
I love kids. Especially last night when a bunch of kids waiting for their summer basketball lesson next door were sitting down and watching me play. Love them more when they exclaimed that my score was fantastic. Love them more more more when I took a basketball from one of them, and got a small round of applause when I spun it on my finger.
But PLEASE, don't step onto the runway! That's a sacred place for bowlers. Once on there, its only between the pins and me. So please don't take that joy away~