04 December 2006

First day at my new company

Today I started work with my new company. The office is located in Petaling Jaya and that's the very first time I have even work in Petaling Jaya. I have always been a KL guy (since I am also born here). The company would invite in intakes to come in on Mondays if the first date of the months does not fall on a Monday.

I was the first new intake to reach the office at about 8.45 a.m. . I sat in the leather chair in the reception waiting for the HR staff to greet me. After a whiles, a few ladies arrived, then a bunch of Indian and Pakistani arrived.

The representative from GR arrived and guided us to the Board room. Man, the room was cold. The HR relations staff briefed us on the necessary information and later we were lead on a tour of the office and the various teams of the company. I was LOST because the place was big. I later came to know that there are 600 staff working in the office consisting of two floors at different buildings. Due to expansion requirements, a new floor is being renovated to accommodate the new intakes. However, I will not be located in the new renovated office but will take up an existing work station. Since the renovation will not be completed u til January, I do not have a permanent work station at the moment. Apart from the HR briefing, we were also handed out stationery pack, a thermos mug and a souvenir which consist of a set of pen, pencil and a letter opener from he Head of the company. I love the greeting that was attached to the souvenir which reads as follows " Have a fun and rewarding journey with us in XXX". Wow what encouraging words... I am gonna like working here!!!

Lunch was on the house at the pantry area for all new intakes...that's a great start. I do not remember being served any meals on my first day of work.

All new intakes then adjourn to their respective section. Since my post is a managerial post, I told them I do not know who I am reporting to. The HR relation officer then went to check and gave me a surprise... I am suppose to report to a lady whose office is located overseas!!! The I remembered... she was one of the person who had interviewed me on 31 October 2006.

Other thing did not turn up well:
1. I still cannot use the access card that was assigned to me. So I was "stuck" in the office and could not go anywhere outside the office area, for example the TOILET!!!

2. The notebook which was supposed to be assigned to me could not be configured on time till the end of the day. Without the notebook, I am paralysed!!! I could not access to the intranet to read the staff guides and rules and also to complete the submission of my personal particular including my payroll account number.. so no payroll account number no pay for the month!!!

At the end of the day, I left the office at sharp 6.00 p.m. (my working hours are from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. five days week). While I was driving, my "Head Hunter" called. She asked me how I feel on the first day of work... this was my answer "LIKE A VIRGIN!!!"


Pauline Goh said...

yea yea.... u are dying to say that!! so finally u got ur wish...

Chan Kok Kuen said...

Yeah, I really feel like a virgin!! After 25 years with one company, seeing how another company is doing it's work really is a refreshing feeling.