Wednesday, March 14, 2007


CAN ANYONE SPARE ME THEIR ANNUAL LEAVE???

No, I haven't finished with the 'epic' yet but thought I needed to break here a bit. Life has been very hectic lately for many reasons. My mental state too is suffering causing some inner emotional turmoil which incidentally is not the subject of discussion here. Physical and mental exhaustion would overwhelm me by mid-day.

People been telling me to take a long vacation but hello? I just consumed 12 days of my annual leave recently, remember? And I am entitled to 17 days per year only! If my arithmetic serves me right, I still have 5 days left, which I have to subtract another 2 days, come Friday and Saturday, leaving me ..hhmmm....3 miserable days!! (and on the 16th of April I need to take another day off to send Aliah to MRSM Gemencheh) Yes, we are going to KL tomorrow as the repeat MRI is on Friday and the appointment with the neurosurgeon is on Saturday. Please pray that the MRI is normal and insyallah that everything will turn out A okay!

So by April, I will be left with 2 days of available leave to last me till the end of the year!! Help!! At times like this, I wish for Doraemon's magic gadgets that can churn out any imaginable hopes and dreams. Read this: kotak cuti.

Recently KKL and OK have been telling me, how insane my working hours are. I can't help it, guys. If it was up to me, I'd opt for a 9 to 5 job. If only! When things are at the brim, ready to overflow, I'd start thinking of my 'retirement' days. I have this dream of settling in either Madinah or Syria or any quaint Arab towns, studying religion and going to the mosque daily. To this ikelah would sarcastically remark "If you leave Malaysia, you're running from your responsibility towards your country" ....oh well, there goes my retirement dreams.....

16 comments:

red said...

what are complaining about? my capitalist employer allows me only 10 days a year! got homeworks to do everyday some more. wait until i got hired by national geographics.

dith said...

10 days only? And that includes raptor watching eh?

kenakelayan said...

OK used to be only allowed 15 days. And he used to do overnights at his plant, no extra pay. Now the 'mem' sudah balik, only in very extreme cases can do that lah! Also mem kena tolak ansur skit sebab maybe in the future mana tahu kena masuk weekends untuk buat crazy crazy experiment... hehehe.

Sorry Kak Long. I think OK and I dah terbiasa with UK style working hours. My work colleagues used to do crazy hours at the lab, even during weekends, ada yang tidur kat lab (hehehe best tau kerja masa orang lain tak ada, boleh hog equipment puas-puas) but they were always allowed to take time off when they needed to. Also luckily for them, there is such a thing as working from home, which is useful whenever you have an urgent paper to write away from the interruptions at the office.

Saya pun ada dream yang sama. Tapi kan, kalau susah nak tinggalkan our loved ones, we can go for short refresher trips, katalah stay for a couple of weeks or a month, tuntut ilmu mana yang sempat (a text like Shamail Tirmidhi, is possible to finish in a few days) lepas tu baliklah. Jom?

Red
Capitalist employer pay big bucks or not?

ikelah said...

the 2 guys were asking, when can they go to kolam ayak cik for fishing , bbq and photography activities? i told them about the fisj been kidnapped and probably the new fish are still small if there is any.

dith said...

KKL

Your 2 wk to a mth sojourn idea is very enticing. Insyallah, when my big kids dah start working, maybe I can do that. We travel cheap (by then Air Asia must have spread it's wings to middle east, hehe) and tidor rumah mak angkat ke, adik angkat ke.

Queen Of The House said...

DITH kalau boleh tukar2 & transfer2 annual leave ni, best jugak. I can't offer you mine (tapi adalah last year's yang tak habis) but KOTH never, NEVER uses up his annual leave - reason being, he has too many days. Like 90, I think. Weird, I don'y know how they kira their annual leave & off days. And dia tak boleh nak accumulate for Golden Handshake or whatever anymore, dah max.

But you do sound like you need a break badly - so just go for it whenever you can, even at the expense of no-paid leave :-) Heheh, pandai jer I cakap, ye?

Em said...

Salaams Dr

17 je....You dah kerja lama kan...

simah said...

17 ajer utk setahun... so very less la akak.. memang semua sistem mcm tu ja ka?

tak apa akak..now ur work is flooding u in...tapi nanti kat akhirat... kerja kerja tu la yg akan mengangkat akak ke tahap yg setinggi mungkin... believe it or not.. i envy u..

hiyoshi said...

I guess I'm the luckiest chap around here then - with more than a month of leave left in my account till the end of the year.

I suppose this is why older people remind me to 'enjoy your days as a student'.

Boogey said...

I have 24 days annual leave entitlement. Cukup la tu bila dibandingkan dengan orang lain. Apart from that I also selalu keluar jalan jalan masa kerja. So agak tak berkesempatan juga untuk take annual leave and that's why last year punya pun ada lagi yang brought forward. Problem jugak kan?

Mama Sarah said...

and there is a someone who is itching to go back to work...

afie911 said...

aish.. takutnyehhh nak jadik doktor. heheheh. =D

Has said...

dith, i ingat you're your own boss, i.e. a gp with her own clinic, garu kepala ;-)

red said...

kenakelayan,

capitalist booses pay bigggg buck if you work well. otherwise they feed you peanuts.

kenakelayan said...

Red:
In other words, they pay you if you sell your soul over to them. Sigh.
A pity tak terjumpa kat SJ hari tu. Maybe next time? Would like to have a couple of rounds? I am a very bad player, so sure you win lah.

pycnogenol said...

I'm still baffled why they have to deduct your annual leave for those days spent beside your hubby (surely known to them all) at such a trying time.

Hmm.....tu pasal Pycno banyak mengeluh..... :(

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