Tuesday, May 12, 2009

She's Gone ...

Remember that artist in my office that was giving me grief? Well, she's no longer around. Yesterday was her last day and as much I hate to see someone losing their job in times I like these, I must say that everyone in the office is now breathing a huge sigh of relief.

My boss actually decided to give her another month but prior to her termination yesterday, she made everyone go mad and cost the company quite a sum of money since the day I wrote that post complaining about her right up till last Friday where she finally drove my boss to his breaking point.

My boss is not one to lose his temper. I've known him for close to 12 years or so prior to working with him and I've never once seen him get angry. But she managed to really make his blood boil last Friday. I don't know what or how she achieved it but she destroyed our digital printing machine, and it's going to cost the company at least close to RM10,000 minimum to get it fixed! My boss was livid with anger!

And then after screwing it up she just tried to fix it on her own which probably contributed to it breaking down completely without asking for help from any of us and we were all in the office at that time. I first suspected something wrong when she kept walking around aimlessly. I told my boss that I think there's a problem with her and he just told me,

'You go check la, I don't want to see her face'

So, I went and then saw her squatting at our digital printing machine just staring at it. I asked her what was wrong and she said she didn't know. I tried the machine myself and it refused to work and then I told my boss that he has a big huge problem.

Our digital print machine is one of those extremely high end ones that is the main income earner of the company and having the machine not functioning for even a couple of hours is loads of loss revenue. After my boss checked the machine and we called the suppliers who then checked it out and confirmed that we need to do a major repair for it that would cost in the region of RM10,000 or so, my boss almost fainted!

That was when he decided that she has to go. So yesterday he gave her the marching orders. And I know he didn't enjoy having to do it but she has cost us a lot of money that we can hardly afford to waste. This was like the straw that broke the camels back. And in the very own words of my boss,

'Better that she dies than we all die ...'

It might be a coincidence or something but the mood of everyone in the office without her around today is so much better. I can hear singing, laughing and dancing, ok maybe not the dancing part but you all get what I mean, right? But for now, we have to fork out close to RM10,000 and I'd hate being my boss right now.
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54 comments:

  1. ouch!
    count your boss n the girl in.
    none of us wanna be them right now.
    i wonder why some people are unable to ask for help.
    we have 1 in office as well,
    giving us such a hard time trying to co-operate with her.

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  2. OK, suddenly I'm feeling sorry for the girl. LOL. Anyway, it looks like she failed in communication.

    But I agree, sacrifice one to save the herd.

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  3. Levian - They say there's one in every office. Yes, I most definitely don't want to be my boss or even her right now ...

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  4. Gallivanter - I do feel sorry for her too, I really do but better her than me. And right now I feel sorry for my boss too having to figure out how to fork out RM10K for the repairs!

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  5. poor girl. sounds like she's having trouble coordinating with people. anyway, hope she finds a job soon.

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  6. good gosh! what did she do to jam a machine up that needs 10K to fix? wow! mebbe u all got conned by the repair guys le.. hahahahahhaha

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  7. Aiyooooo pity la that girl ur boss don wan to see her face! Yowzaaaaa!

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  8. That bad ke? Poor girl, but hope she gets a new job soon!

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  9. Hey, long time edi I haven tagged u right? Waaaaatch me tag u for my next one later lol! Happy Tuesday!

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  10. Life Ramblings - It's not that she can't communicate, she can which is what really perplexes all of us at the office. Yeah, I do hope she find a new job soon though.

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  11. To be fair to your boss who hired her, she's gotta give what she's hired to do..if not then your boss has to let her go. Perhaps she may find opportunities that suits her skills and talent elsewhere.

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  12. Anny - God know la, of it was that Spiff fellow I can understand, but this is way beyond my understanding.

    No la, that's really about the price to fix up that bloody machine. These machines don't normally break down but when they do it cost three arms and five legs :D

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  13. Marzie - LOL! Well, if I was the boss, I'd not want to face her too ...

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  14. Marzie - Yes, it was that bad. And I do hope she gets a new job soon though. As much as I'm glad she's gone, I do feel bad that she lost her job too but better that she goes than the whole company eventually closes down because of her ...

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  15. Marzie - Darn, I really thought you forgot about me and tags ... LOL! I waited with bated breath for the havoc you're going to send my way ... hahaha ...

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  16. Mei Teng - Yeah, we really expected more of her based on the experience she said she had. I guess this is the best thing to do cos we have a business to run and things like these tend to make or break a company.

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  17. Man, RM10k is painful! Even more so since you're not getting any revenue due to down time! That's a double loss!

    Sucks being a boss at at time like this.

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  18. If I'm the boss, I would also fire her straight away. As a boss, we have to be firm and not be soft hearted because we have to think about the company. Besides, we hire a person so she could help us not give us more trouble!

    But on the girl's side, the way you said it makes me pity her too. Hope she finds a new job and be better equipped for it!

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  19. Tell me truth Nick, you sent Spiff to terminate her, didn't you? :o)

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  20. Ouch! RM 10 grand is a lot of money!

    It's really an unfortunate situation. Sigh.

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  21. OMG!!!! And your boss just let her off like that?? No need to pay anything????

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  22. Holy Kaw! What did she do to the machine? How did she break it till it cost 10K to fix it? Eh, you sure she didn't pakat wt repair guy to screw up that machine ka? LOL

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  23. Perry - Yeah it is. My boss is still in a daze at the moment ...

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  24. Foong - That is so true. But I still can't help being sorry for her and also relieved at the same time ...

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  25. waaaaa..rm10k?? Pengsan la!!

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  26. Cidao - LOL! You got me there buddy. Yeah, I set Spiff loose on her ... :D

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  27. The Real Mother Hen - Ouch indeed!

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  28. Kadusmama - Yes, he let her off just like that. What to do, can't really proof she destroyed the machine ...

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  29. Samantha - If I had known it would cost RM10K, I probably would have pakat with the repair guy la ... LOL!

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  30. Emelda - Yeah, I think my boss was on the verge of pengsaning when he found out the cost! LOL!

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  31. It must be a relief for everybody in the office. Geez, she's a real monster, how could she screw up a machine that expensive otherwise. :-)

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  32. Excuse my ignorance, I'm not sure how much that is in £ but it sounds a lot! How on earth did she manage it?! I bet you're glad it wasn't you that broke it...

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  33. Eek... that's terrible. She probably should be looking for her next job in a destruction crew. You know, the people who go around destroying buildings with TNT and stuff so that new ones can be built!

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  34. Marlene - It is a relief for everyone but at the same time I feel sorry for her too but that's life, I guess ...

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  35. The World According To Me - I have no idea how much that costs in pounds either but it's a lot of money.

    Oh yes, I'm glad it wasn't me :D

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  36. Terra Shield - Hahaha ... that might just work out well for her. Darn, I shouldn't be laughing at other people's misfortune but the destruction crew thingy was a howler ... LOL!

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  37. I know I shouldn't laugh at her misfortune but really, it was time for her to go. It's better anyway in the long run for the company :)

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  38. Some people just have a personality that just doesn't work with the rest of the world.

    I am glad everyone is more relaxed, but hope the woman gets income again soon.

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  39. It's nice that you have a boss that doesn't show his temper.

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  40. Oh wah, it will take you guys alot of hardwork to make that $10k to pay for the machine repair.

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  41. Perky - Actually I think it was way past her time to go la ... :D

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  42. Angela - Hahaha ... a personality that just doesn't work with the rest of the world, I know a few people like that :D

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  43. Rozella - Sometimes it can be a bad thing cos the office over here gets away with murder at times. I think a boss should vent every now and then, but of course not at me la ... LOL!

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  44. BT - Yah, it will. 10K is a huge sum of money. I'm glad it wasn't me who ruined the machine!

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  45. Holy smokes, that's going to be one big repair bill!!! I hate to hear of anyone getting their walking papers but, wow, this is one girl that obviously needed to go. Hopefully things will work out better for her somewhere else. Kind of a bittersweet post, actually. Good thing she's gone but, of course, can't help but feel kind of sorry for her at the same time. She probably would have been better asking for help before attempting to fix things on her own...yikes!

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  46. Im sorry someone had to loose their job, but in this case it seems like your company is MUCH BETTER OFF without her!

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  47. Mistified - I think she was way beyond help. Yep, it's a bittersweet feeling though. Hope she gets a new job that she's better suited for soon ...

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  48. Meleah - We most definitely are. We're still smarting from the repair bill.

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  49. Wow, sounds like she was really giving everyone a hard time. It's sad that she lost her job, but in the corporate world you really need to check yourself. Glad your stress is somewhat eased due to her leaving :)

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  50. Intelligence Is A Curse - Especially with the current economic situation, can't afford to waste.

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  51. Ouch!!! Remind me to have an indemnity towards company assets when I have my own company one day!

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  52. Big Pumpkin - Now that is a good idea :D

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  53. Jen - Yeah, 10K! That's a lot of money for a small company like ours.

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