Back to the old grind
Got a job within the first week of Jan. Company said I could start immediately. Awesome! Excited as hell, that means RESPECT AND FREEDOM from your folks of not mooching off their resources when you were jobless and penniless. Also not forgetting the moolah every month end.
I cleaned out my wardrobe and started organising it. Work tops this side, dresses to the bottom drawer, pants goes to the last… the works. Love it. First sign of being organised. ❤
Then started to draw out lists. Oh I love lists…. lists of everything to do, everything to buy, agendas for the first quarter of the year. Revived my Pinterest account, Pinning every possible thing I WANT (confusing it with things that I NEED). They literally meant it when they said “Happy Pinning”.
So work started, I was as neat as a whistle on the first day. My long, unruly black hair was washed the night before, conditioned and dried well nicely the next day. I actually used foundation and eyeliner on my face that morning. Like a happy school girl imagining an empty desk with drawers ready to be filled with my love for stationery and blu tacking bits of papers around my monitor, I happily skipped to the bus stop.
I’m glad that I have nice and understanding colleagues. Colleagues who actually take my suggestions seriously. I could tell that they value my expertise in issues when asked. I am no longer the staff who just “does the work”. I have some say, some input. Most importantly I do feel kind of important.
Although the language barrier is still in place, I don’t really have an issue with it like I used to back in school. I mean c’mon, I’ve lived in Singapore since birth. Surely a simple thing like conversational Mandarin could be easy? I’m so used to listening and even responding to it, that it doesn’t feel like a barrier to me, especially among my work team.
Above all, I am glad that I’ve been given a conducive environment to work in and I love the positivity I get from here.
Today would be my second week at work, and I’ve somewhat gotten the hang of it. There’s so much encouragement to hone your skills which is what I’ve filled in between my lunch breaks. I fired up my Behance profile and put up two drawings which I’ve experimented.
It has been my biggest incentive so far, being able to grow as an individual and as a team and I intend to keep that going throughout my stay in the company.