Friday, June 30, 2006
Balance Sheet ON Life ----------------------------------
Our Birth is our Opening Balance
Our Death is our Closing Balance
Our Prejudiced Views are our Liabilities
Our Creative Ideas are our Assets
Heart is our Current Asset
Soul is our Fixed Asset
Brain is our Fixed Deposit
Thinking is our Current Account
Achievements are our Capital
Character & Morals, our Stock-in-trade
Friends are our General Reserves
Values & Behaviour are our Goodwill
Patience is our Interest Earned
Love is our Dividend
Children are our Bonus Issues
Education is Brands / Patents
Knowledge is our Investment
Experience is our Premium Account
The Aim is to Tally the Balance Sheet Accurately.
The Goal is to get the Best Presented Accounts Award.
Some very Good and Very bad things
The most destructive habit......................Worry
The greatest Joy...............................Giving
The greatest loss................Loss of self-respect
The most satisfying work...............Helping others
The ugliest personality trait.............Selfishness
The most endangered species.........Dedicated leaders
Our greatest natural resource...............Our youth
The greatest "shot in the arm"..........Encouragement
The greatest problem to overcome.................Fear
The most effective sleeping pill........Peace of mind
The most crippling failure disease............Excuses
The most powerful force in life..................Love
The most dangerous pariah..................A gossiper
The world's most incredible computer........The brain
The worst thing to be without................... Hope
The deadliest weapon.......................The tongue
The two most power filled words..............."I Can"
The greatest asset..............................Faith
The most worthless emotion..................Self-pity
The most beautiful attire......................SMILE!
The most prized possession................Integrity
The most powerful channel of communication.....Prayer
The most contagious spirit.................Enthusiasm
The most important thing in life..................Spiritual faith
Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.
TOGETHER WE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Physio was an intelligent boy. After doing a physiotherapy course abroad for 3 years, he returned home and set up a clinic in his hometown.
He asked a designer to make a new name plate to be hung on the wall outside the clinic. The next morning, when he went to his clinic, he was pleased to find that the name plate was already put up.
But he was greatly annoyed by the wordings on the plate : TUKANG URUT. He went to the designer and took him to task.
"How can you insult my profession? 'Tukang Urut' means masseur in Malay. I am a physiotherapist and not a masseur! Make sure you change the name right now! And see that the word is spelt correctly!" Physio said angrily.
The designer apologized and promised to make the amendment immediately. Without further delay, he proceed to change the name but found that the word "physiotherapist' was too long. So he broke it up into three words to make it easier to read.
The next morning, Physio hit the roof when he saw the new name. On the name plate were written : PHYSIO THE RAPIST
At the next stop, however, a big hulk of a guy got on. Six feet eight, built like a wrestler, arms hanging down to the ground. He glared at the driver and said, "Big John doesn't pay!" and sat down at the back.
Did I mention that the driver was five feet three, thin, and basically meek? Well, he was. Naturally, he didn't argue with Big John, but he wasn't happy about it.
The next day the same thing happened -- Big John got on again, made a show of refusing to pay, and sat down. And the next day, and the one after that, and so forth.
This grated on the bus driver, who started losing sleep over the way Big John was taking advantage of him. Finally he could stand it no longer. He signed up for body building courses, karate, judo, and all that good stuff. By the end of the summer, he had become quite strong -- what's more, he felt really good about himself.
So on the next Monday, when Big John once again got on the bus and said, "Big John doesn't pay!" the driver stood up, glared back at the passenger, and screamed, "Oh yeah? And why not?!"
With a surprised look on his face, Big John replied, "Big John has a bus pass."
Be sure there really is a problem before working hard to solve it.
I am slow.
When my boss takes long time
He is thorough.
When I don't do it
I am lazy.
When my boss doesn't do it
He is too busy.
When I do something without being told
I am trying to be smart.
When my boss does the same
That is initiative.
When I please my big boss
I am apple - polishing
When my boss please his boss
When I do well, my boss never remembers
When I do wrong, he never forgets
Monday, June 26, 2006
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Apa Dah Jadi Dengan Aku Nie????
Aku dah bosan sangat kerja kat sini, mungkin aku memerlukan “fresh air”, aku bebetul rasa lemas dan takde mood untuk buat kerja. Kengkadang aku sendiri keliru, kenapa aku jadi macam nie, mungkin aku merasa bosan dengan tugas rutin yang aku lalui. Sepatutnya tugas tersebut akan menjadikan aku lebih cekap dan tangkas dalam membuat kerja. Sememangnya segala tugas yang diberikan aku dapat menyempurnakannya dalam masa yang ditetapkan, jadi apa masalahnya???
Aku rasa yang bermasalah bukan boss aku, bukan staff aku, bukan kawan sekerja aku, tapi aku sendiri. Buat apa aku nak salahkan orang lain kalau aku sendiri pun ada kekurangannya. Aku benci situasi ini, tapi disebabkan ingin mencari rezeki, setiap hari aku terpaksa berperang dengan perasaan sendiri. Aku dapat merasakan saban hari prestasi kerja aku semakin merosot. Motivasi kerja aku hampir ke tahap sifar, apa dah jadi pada aku nie?????
Memang sekarang aku aktif mencari kerja, tapi aku tidak yakin akan adanya syarikat lain yang mampu memberikan banyak menafaat kepada pekerjanya, sepertimana yang aku perolehi sekarang. Aku dah letih, aku memerlukan motivasi yang kuat, untuk melawan rasa malas yang ada pada diriku. Banyak buku motivasi telah aku baca, tapi itu lah, setakat baca aje lah. Untuk mempraktikkannya, alahaii.. sedih aku. Kebingungan sendiri aku akhirnya.
Aku ingin berfikiran positif, dan tidak mengikut kata hati, aku ingin menjadi seorang pekerja yang berdedikasi. Dengan berfikiran begitu, aku redha, seandainya aku masih disini, aku harus berubah. Aku ingin prestasi kerja yang ada padaku kembali seperti dahulu kala, lebih komited dan menghasilkan kerja yang bermutu, InsyaAllah.
Fuhhhh.. lega sket fikiran aku nie lepas dapat meluahkan segala yang terpendam..
Friday, June 23, 2006
Satu pagi kat sebuah sekolah rendah, seorang guru yang begitu dedikasi mengajar anak-anak muridnya tentang betapa bahayanya minuman keras kepada mereka. Sebelum memulakan mata pelajarannya pada hari tu dia telah mengambil 2 ekor cacing yang hidup sebagai sampel kehidupan dan 2 gelas minuman yang masing-masing berisi dengan air mineral dan arak.
"Cuba perhatikan murid-murid. Lihat bagaimana saya akan memasukkan cacing ini ke dalam gelas, perhatikan betul-betul.Cacing yang disebelah kanan saya akan saya masukkan ke dalam air mineral manakala cacing yang disebelah kiri saya akan masukkan ke dalam arak. Perhatikan betul-betul."
Semua mata tertumpu kepada kedua-dua ekor cacing tersebut. Seperti yang telah dijangkakan, cacing yang berada didalam gelas yang berisi air mineral itu berenang-renang di dasar gelas, manakala cacing yang berada di dalam arak menggeletek lalu mati.
Si cikgu tersenyum lebar apabila melihat anak-anak muridnya memberikan
sepenuh tu! mpuan kepada ujikajinya.
"Baiklah murid-murid, apa yang kamu dapat belajar dari ujikaji yang cikgu tunjukkan sebentar tadi?"
Dengan penuh yakin anak-anak muridnya menjawab, "UNTUK MENGELAKKAN KECACINGAN DI DALAM PERUT...MINUMLAH ARAK..."
Guru: "Hancur! Hancur!!! Gelap masa depan korang.."
It’s just a trick.. but only available for phone no. with 8 digits.. handphone no. not qualified as it only has 7 digits..
Here is a math trick so unbelievable that it might
Personally I would like to know who came up with
this and why that person is not running the country.
1. Grab a calculator. (you won't be able to do this one
in your head)
2. Key in the first four digits of your phone number
(NOT the area code)
3. Multiply by 80
4. Add 1
5. Multiply by 250
6. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number
7. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number again.
8. Subtract 250
9. Divide number by 2
Do you recognize the answer?
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
kids in school think quick
TEACHER : Why are you late, Frank?
FRANK : Because of the sign.
TEACHER : What sign?
FRANK : The one that says, "School Ahead, Go Slow."
TEACHER : John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the
JOHN : You told me to do it without using tables!
TEACHER : Glenn, how do you spell "crocodile?"
GLENN : K-R-O-K-O-D-A-I-L"
TEACHER : No, that's wrong
GLENN : Maybe it s wrong, but you asked me how I spell it!
TEACHER : Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
DONALD : H I J K L M N O!!
TEACHER : What are you talking about?
DONALD : Yesterday you said it's H to O!
TEACHER : Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we
didn't have ten years ago.
WINNIE : Me!
TEACHER : Goss, why do you always get so dirty?
GOSS : Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.
TEACHER : Millie, give me a sentence starting with "I."
MILLIE : I is...
TEACHER : No, Millie..... Always say, "I am."
MILLIE : All right... "I am the ninth letter of the alphabet."
TEACHER : George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry
tree, but also admitted doing it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father
didn't punish him?"
LOUIS : Because George still had the ax in his hand.
TEACHER : Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
SIMON : No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook.
TEACHER : Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when
people are no longer interested?
HAROLD : A teacher.
Friday, June 16, 2006
Do you hate someone? Do you really hate someone? You haven't spoken to him for a while? You've been blaming him?
You're not the only one; the Muslim Ummah today is diseased with this to the extent that almost every Muslim knows another Muslim who he hates.
The Ummah is like a building with the Muslims as it's bricks, brotherhood is the cement. Without forgiveness you cannot have brotherhood.
OK then, he wronged you. He deceived you. He backbited you. He lied to you. But even in these extreme situations the Qur'an and the Hadith teach us that we have to forgive others (especially those who hurt us the most) if we wish to earn the forgiveness of Allah on the day of judgement. We have all committed many sins, made many mistakes and no doubt we have wronged others, we have deceived others, we have backbited others and no doubt we have lied to others.
So what makes us focus onto brothers' and sisters' errors while we remain unconscious of our own. Not to forgive is like to live in arrogance, and ignorance of our own shortcomings.
Forgiveness is linked with piety and God-consciousness, is there anybody who is not without sin? Is there anybody who can be arrogant enough to say that he does not need to forgive? Do we not know that Allah forgives those who forgive others? Therefore, we should realise the difficulties of others and forgive them. Allah says in the Qur'an:
"Be quick in the forgiveness from your Lord, and pardon (all) men - for Allah loves those who do good."
[Surah ali Imran; 3:133-134]
And we know that Allah Himself is Ar-Rahmaan (the Most Compassionate) and Ar-Raheem (the Most Merciful) and that His Mercy is infinite, and that no matter the sin (except shirk) Allah is always willing to answer the person's call for forgiveness. In fact Allah loves the tear drop that falls from the eye of one who sincerely seeks the forgiveness of his Lord.
And Allah loves us to have hearts that are ready to forgive.
The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) once asked his companions;
"Do you know what will cause you to have high walled palaces in Paradise (as a symbol of great reward) and will cause you to be raised by God?" When they replied in the negative, he said,
"To be forgiving and to control yourself in the face of provocation, to give justice to the person who was unfair and unjust to you, to give to someone even though he did not give to you when you were in need and to keep connection with someone who may not have reciprocated your concern."
Similarly the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said that the best of people are those who are slow to get angry and quick to forgive. On the other hand the worst of people are those, he said who get angry quickly but are slow to forgive.
The characteristic that makes a person most likely to forgive is the purity of his or her heart. Apologies must be accepted, the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said that:
"Whoever apologises to his brother and that apology is not accepted, then the person who refuses to accept the apology bears the sin of one who takes the property of another unjustly. "
And the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) also said that:
"The doors of the Garden are open on Monday and Thursday. Every Muslim slave who does not associate anything with Allah is forgiven except for the man who has enmity between him and his brother. It is said, 'Leave those two until they have made a reconciliation. Leave those two until they have made a reconciliation.''
If we look at the example and the character of the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) we can see that he was always forgiving and never showed enmity to anyone except those who waged war against him. There was an old lady who used to throw rubbish in his way every day, on one occasion she did not throw rubbish in the street, so he decided to go and see what was the matter. She was ill in bed, to her amazement, the Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) came to see her and find out about her.
She accepted Islam.
This is the example of the man whom we claim to follow. Thumamah, as the chief of his tribe had killed many Muslims. On his travels, he was caught by the Muslim soldiers and was taken to the Prophet's masjid and tied to one of the pillars. The Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) commanded his companions to untie him and give him the best food. The Messenger of God (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) was indeed a mercy for the worlds.
We should similarly be merciful with each other. First of all, we ourselves should not do anything to upset our brothers and sisters (because this is in itself a part of mercy) and then we should forgive those who have upset us or made us angry. We will never be a strong ummah if we are not able to forgive.
Some might say that to forgive is a sign of weakness and humiliation, and for them it is better to be strong and preserve their honor. But honor in the eyes of Allah lies in forgiveness.
"But indeed if any shows patience and forgives that would truly be an exercise of courageous will and resolution in the conduct of affairs."
If we are to be really strong then we have to be strong against Shaytaan and forgive our brothers and sisters, and in this way maybe Allah will decide insha-Allah to forgive ourselves for our many mistakes.
" ...honour in the eyes of Allah lies in forgiveness....."
Nabi Muhammad s.a.w pernah bersabda:
"Orang yang memulakan salam adalah terlepas daripada sifat
sombong dan takabbur" (Riwayat Al-Baihaqi & Al-Khatib)
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Student: Please teacher, I don't think I want to study history.
Student: There is no future in it.
Teacher: Ted, if your father has $10 and you ask him for $6, how much would your father still have?
Teacher: You don't know maths.
Ted: You don't know my father!
Mother: David, come here.
David: Yes, mum?
Mother: You really disappoint me. Your results are getting worse.
David: But I will only get my report book tomorrow.
Mother: I know that. But I am going to Hong Kong tomorrow, so I am scolding you now.
Father: Why did you fail your mathematics test?
Son: On Monday, teacher said 3+5=8
Son: On Tuesday, she said 4+4=8 And on Wednesday, she said 6+2=8.
If she can't make up her mind, how do I know the right answer?
A mother and son were doing dishes while the father and daughter were
watching TV in the living room. Suddenly, there was a loud crash of breaking plates,
then complete silence. The daughter turned to look at her father.
Daughter: It's mummy!
Father: How do you know?
Daughter: She didn't say anything.
Girl: Do you love me?
Boy: Yes Dear
Girl: Would you die for me?
Boy: No, mine is undying love
Man: How old is your father?
Boy: As old as me
Man: How can that be?
Boy: He became a father only when I was born
Waiter: I've stewed liver, boiled tongue and frog's leg.
Customer: Don't tell me your problems. Give me the menu card.
Teacher: Simon, your composition on "My Dog" is exactly the same as your
brother's. Did u copy his?
Simon: No, teacher, it's the same dog!
Father: Your teacher says she finds it impossible to teach you anything!
Son: That's why I say she's no good!
Teacher: "Where were u born?"
Student: "Singapore, Sir."
Teacher: "Which part?"
Student: "All of me, Sir."
A teacher was asking her class: "What is the difference between 'unlawful'
and 'illegal'?" Only one hand shot up.
"Ok, answer, Joan" said the teacher.
"'unlawful' is when u do something the law doesn't allow and 'illegal' is
a sick eagle."
Teacher: "How come you do not comb your hair?"
Ah Kow: "No comb, Sir."
Teacher: "Use your dad's then."
Ah Kow: "No hair, Sir."
A boy came home from school with his exam results.
"What did u get?" asked his father.
"My marks are under water," said the boy.
"What do u mean 'under water'?"
"They are all below 'C' level"
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Harvey Nichols sale.. den tak pernah lak dengar jenama nie.. alah takat shopping kat Jalan TAR.. jenama aper pun boleh.. :D
rush through town without stress.. aper tu?? news paper ke?? agaknyer le.. surakhabar METRO .. hehehe.. hehehe
only 0.1% fat.. iklan susu le kunun.. kalu minum boleh jadik macam bayang2 tu "kurus"..
nie betol2 ke berangan2 je nie.. bukan aper, takut bayang2 aje yg kurus..
taraaaaa.. iklan yang paling aku suka.. i like... memang kena betul lah.. dianyer tag for this advertisment "New Cabstar - more power for haviwer load".. memang tepat & kena sungguh dengan iklan nie.. watak & perceritaan gambar ini memang tepat.. bravo.. muhahaha.. hahaha
Monday, June 12, 2006
One day, three bankers, a Citibanker, one from HSBC and another from Maybank, went for a walk. They were old buddies from school, and they were remembering the tough old days they went as students together.
For no apparent reason, they went into a zoo and passed an elephant.
Being from the same field and the same school, there is little bit of peer competition going on, so when he saw this elephant, an idea clicked the Citibanker, he said to the others "Why don't we prove who is the best among us?".
The others, of course, agreed.
Then the Citibank said "Let's make a test. Whoever can make this elephant laugh, he works for the best Bank".
They all agreed and started.
Being a pure logical strategist, the Citibanker tried to make the elephant laugh by telling jokes (In this story, the elephant do understand the language, boleh la). Of course it stayed still.
As a more practical guy, the HSBC guy tried to make funny gestures...and the elephant still stood firm.
Now, it?s the Maybanker turn. Being the tomorrow -can- do- it guy, he whispered something to the elephant, and it laughed at him while pointing its trunk at him. The other two were astonished.
How come this Maybanker beat them?
So the HSBC guy said "OK, let's make another test. Let's make this elephant cry".
So there they went again.
The Citibanker told sad stories,
The HSBC guy made sad gestures,
and they fail again.
Then, the Maybanker whispered something again in the elephant's ear and it just cried, weeping and patting away.
This can't be, thought the other two.
So the Citibanker said "OK, you've won twice. If you can win this test, we will bow to you. Let's make this elephant run".
He went and barked to the elephant orders to run. Of course, it stayed still.
The HSBC guy pushes the elephant and stabs it with stake to make it run, it stayed still.
So...our Maybanker comes to it and whispers something again in its ear and the elephant ran and ran as fast as it could, as if it was scared to death.
The other two surrendered.
"OK, you're the best, pal. You work for a very good Bank; not even our global bankers can beat you. Do tell us your secret".
"Well" said the Maybanker
"The first time I made it laugh, I said "Maybank is the best bank ".
"When I made it cry, I told the elephant how much I get paid".
"And when I made it run scared to death, I said to it,
"Why don't you join Maybank?"
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Perkataan capek nie mengingatkan aku satu peristiwa lucu yang diceritakan oleh sahabat baik aku, Lin. Kakak lin ada mengambil pembantu tumah dari indon, dan biasa lah orang indon, cakap pun indon lah (nasib baik bukan cakap jawa, kalau tidak, lagi haru le jawabnya..). Kakak Lin ada 2 orang anak perempuan, yang kelakarnya anak2 kakak dia tu memang cakap bahasa malaysia, tapi ada satu dua perkataan dia akan terselit cakap indon. Kalau anak sedara dia penat lari2 (almaklum le budak umur 2-3 tahun nie memang ligat), bila nak duduk je anak sedara dia akan cakap.. “aduhhhh capekkk..”.. aku dengar gelak sakan.. itu le amik maid indon, udahnya anak2 pun bercakap indon le.. hahaha.. hahahaha
Berbalik pada topik yg aku nak paparkan nie berkenaan penat, aku pun penat gak skang nie, almaklum le, baru je menghabiskan report. Dateline dia besok. Nasib baik dah settle, boleh le aku tidur lena malam nie.. dan heharap aku mimpi yang indah2.. hehehe.. hehehe
Bagi mengatasi kepenatan melaksanakan tugas-tugas seharian sama ada di rumah mahupun di tempat kerja, bolehlah jadikan petua yang diajar oleh Rasulullah s.a.w. kepada puteri kesayangannya Saidatina Fatimah sebagai penawarnya.
Suatu hari Saidatina Fatimah mengadu kepada suaminya Saidina Ali bin Abu Talib tentang kesakitan pada tangannya kerana keletihan menggiling gandum untuk membuat roti. Saidina Ali berkata :
"Bapa kamu telah datang membawa balik tawanan perang. Berjumpalah dia dan mintalah seorang khadam untuk membantu mu."
Saidatina Fatimah pergi bertemu bapanya dan menyatakan hasrat untuk mendapatkan seorang khadam bagi membantu tugas hariannya di rumah. Bagaimanapun Rasulullah s.a.w. tidak mampu memenuhi permintaan anak kesayangannya itu. Lalu Baginda s.a.w. pergi menemui puterinya serta menantu itu. Baginda s.a.w. berkata:
"Apa kamu berdua mahu aku ajarkan perkara yang lebih baik daripada apa yang kamu minta daripadaku? Apabila kamu berdua berbaring untuk tidur, bertasbihlah (Subhanallah) 33 kali, bertahmid (Alhamdulillah)33 kali dan bertakbir (Allahuakbar) 33 kali. Ia adalah lebih baik untuk kamu berdua daripada seorang khadam."
Inilah penawar ringkas yang Nabi s.a.w. ajarkan kepada anak dan menantunya bagi meringankan keletihan dan kesusahan hidup mereka berdua. Saidina Ali terus mengulang-ulang kalimah-kalimah Rasulullah.s.a.w. ini. Katanya "Demi Allah aku tidak pernah meninggalkannya semenjak ia diajarkan kepadaku."
Sayugia dicadangkan kepada ibu-ibu, suami-suami atau sesiapa sahaja yang merasai kepenatan setelah melakukan tugas-tugas harian supaya mengamalkan membaca 'Subhanallah' (33 kali), 'Alhamdulillah' (33 kali) dan 'Allahuakbar' (33 kali) pada setiap malam isitu sebelum melelapkan mata.
Lakukanlah dengan penuh ikhlas dan istiqamah (berterusan), Insya-Allah petunjuk Nabawi ini mampu menyelesaikan bebanan-bebanan hidup seharian kita. Akan terserlah ceria di wajah pada keesokan hari dengan senyuman.
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Aku bukak topic pasal mimpi bukan aper.. aku dapat email pasal mimpi, ader gak yang mengelikan hati dan buat aku senyum2 depan pc nie.. so, aku nak share le ngan kenkawan yang lain.. takkan le aku sorang je senyum.. perkara baik nie kalau aku boleh buat orang senyum.. almaklum le .. senyum tu kan ke sedekah.. so, happy reading ya my beloved friends..
Setiap daripada kita pasti pernah bermimpi tetapi tahukah kita rahsia di sebalik mimpi kita itu. Sama-samalah kita lihat rahsia beberapa contoh mimpi:
Sekian le sahaja lawak mimpi untuk kali ini.. sehingga bertemu di lain siaran ya.. adioss
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
WHY WE SHOULD GO HOME ON TIME...
Mr. Narayana Murthy is undoubtedly one of the most famous persons from Karnataka. He is known not just for building the biggest IT Empire in India but also for his simplicity. Almost every important dignitary visits InfoSys campus. He delivered an interesting speech during an employee session with another IT company in India. He is incidentally, one of the top 50 influential people of Asia according to an Asiaweek publication and also the new IT Advisor to the Thailand Prime Minister.
Extract of Mr. Narayana Murthy's Speech during Mentor Session:
I know people who work 12 hours a day, six days a week, or more. Some people do so because of a work emergency where the long hours are only temporary. Other people I know have put in these hours for years. I do not know if they are working all these hours, but I do know they are in the office this long. Others put in long office hours because they are addicted to the workplace.
Whatever the reason for putting in overtime, working long hours over the long term is harmful to the person and to the organization. There are things managers can do to change this for everyone's benefit. Being in the office long hours, over long periods of time, makes way for potential errors.
My colleagues who are in the office long hours frequently make mistakes caused by fatigue. Correcting these mistakes requires their time as well as the time and energy of others. I have seen people work Tuesday through Friday to correct mistakes made after 5 PM on Monday.
Another problem is that people who are in the office long hours are not pleasant company. They often complain about other people (who are not working as hard); they are irritable, or cranky, or even angry. Other people avoid them. Such behaviour poses problems, where work goes much better when people work together instead of avoiding one another.
As Managers, there are things we can do to help people leave the office. First and foremost is to set the example and go home ourselves. I work with a manager who chides people for working long hours. His words quickly lose their meaning when he sends these chiding group e-mails with a time-stamp of 2 AM, Sunday.
Second is to encourage people to put some balance in their lives. For instance, here is a guideline I find helpful:
1) Wake up, eat a good breakfast, and go to work.
2) Work hard and smart for eight or nine hours.
3) Go home.
4) Read the books/comics, watch a funny movie, dig in the dirt, play with your kids, etc.
5) Eat well and sleep well.
This is called recreating. Doing steps 1, 3, 4, and 5 enable step 2. Working regular hours and recreating daily are simple concepts. They are hard for some of us because that requires 'personal change'. They are possible since we all have the power to choose to do them.
In considering the issue of overtime, I am reminded of my oldest son. When he was a toddler, if people were visiting the apartment, he would not fall asleep no matter how long the visit was, and no matter what time of day it was. He would fight off sleep until the visitors left. It was as if he was afraid that he would miss some thing. Once our visitors' left, he would go to sleep. By this time, however, he was over tired and would scream through half the night with nightmares. He, my wife, and I, all paid the price for his fear of missing out.
Perhaps some people put in such long hours because they do not want to miss anything when they leave the office. The trouble with this is that events ill never stop happening. That is life! Things happen 24 hours a day. Allowing for little rest is not ultimately practical. So, take a nap. Things will happen while you are asleep, but you will have the energy to catch up when you wake. Hence,
"LOVE YOUR JOB, BUT NEVER FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR COMPANY BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN THE COMPANY STOPS LOVING YOU"
- Narayana Murthy -
Something for u to digest!
A married couple is driving along a highway doing a steady forty miles perhour. The wife is behind the wheel. Her husband suddenly looks across at her and speaks in a clear voice.
"Darling," he says. "I know we've been married for twenty years, but I
want a divorce." The wife says nothing, keeps looking at the road ahead but slowly increases her speed to 45 mph. The husband speaks again.
"I don't want you to try and talk me out of it", he says, "because I've been having an affair with your best friend, and she's a far better lover than you are." Again the wife stays quiet, but grips the steering wheel more tightly and slowly increases the speed to 55 mph.
He pushes his luck. "I want the house," he says insistently. Up to 60
mph."I want the car, too," he continues. 65 mph. "And," he says, "I'll have the bank accounts, all the credit cards and the boat."
The car slowly starts veering towards a massive concrete bridge.
This makes him a wee bit nervous, so he asks her: "Isn't there anything you want?"
The wife at last replies - in a quiet and controlled voice. "No, I've
got everything I need." she says.
Oh, really?" he inquires, "So what have you got?"
Just before they slam into the wall at 75 mph, the wife turns to him
Never underestimate how a woman thinks.
Moral of the story:
Buy Toyota VIOS as it has only one airbag (for driver only). The
husband sure die and wife gets everything!
So, for a husband don't buy a Vios today.... :)
Husbands, pls take insurance! but.. think twice for MCIS insurance.
" M.C.I.S "= Mati Cepat Isteri Senang