Sunday, September 21, 2008

The legend is back in action!

It's my first week at the new office and in a new position. It felt nice inside that I am where I am now. It boasts my confidence that I am somewhat had accomplished something great in life. True, I am busier than before and also bigger responsibilities are up my shoulder but that all of course comes with the package.

Staff reporting to me...

I have 7 staff reporting to me. They consist of 2 DBA, 2 HPUX Specialist, 1 Helpdesk Executive, 1 Security Administrator and 1 Network Administrator. Currently, only 8 are present since one of my staff is still on maternity leave.

The first meeting with the guys...

When I held my first meeting with my staff, I found out there are a lot of issues which I need to attend to regarding staff welfares, workload and a few technical related problems. There is one non-exec staff in my team who is performing Exec's level task which I felt that he earned an upgrade in job grade. I will do something about this so that his hardwork will be compensated accordingly.

I am hiring people to join my team... interested?

After assessing their workload, I found that they are indeed overloaded. I need to hire more staff for my team. My Boss allowed me to hire another 2 more staff to join my team. So, anyone interested? Salary is negotiable, because if you are worth it then the company is willing to pay. However, no fresh graduates please, I need the experience ones because they adapt faster to environment and are ready to execute any tasks given.

Summary of my first week...

Day 1 : Started smoothly. Held my first meeting to get to know my staff and to establish relationship.

Day 2 : Well, unlucky, the elevators not functioning in the morning. Had to climb up the stairs up to Level 12. Gosh! Pancit woo...

Day 3 : The CEO's hard disk crashed. Got my staff to rectify and temporarily set up a loan unit. Later in the afternoon, had a meeting with him in IT Steering Committee. He personally introduced me to the members of the meeting.

Day 4 : The internet is down in the afternoon. Got to answer calls and emails from the Senior Management... only my first week, already got pounded by other bosses! Well, this is what IT is all about. Nobody realize our existence until we hit problem, hahahahaha.

Day 5 : I sent email notifying that the internet connection was restored and all other related applications was back online. However, to my surprise, the internet was down once again! Gosh, we already rectified yesterday's issue yet we were hit by another one. Well, yesterday's downtime was caused by a Proxy Server related problem and today's one was caused by the firewall breakdown. How very rare to be hit with 2 different problems that cause 1 single effect - the internet being down.

Started off on the right foot...

Indeed, there were hick-ups here and there, but I guess I started off on the right foot. It brings back memories from my university days where I was being tested on my people management skill, my P.R with every level of management, crisis management and mentoring. Even though I did lead people in my previous job, but it was only in small project teams. This time, it's different, I have subordinates reporting to me. It's the time to go all out and prove myself. The legend is back in action.... me!


salzahari said...

good start bro !!! hehee...begitulah kerja boss. kena jwb dgn mgt !! kena sentiasa do the follow up and update our users.

A D I A said...

hello cousin ;)i remember i borrowed your assignment on database management or something?? have i given it back to you??

btw the assignment was deym good, sampai I nak plagarise pun takleh. hehehe. there's no short cut kan?

Pedang Bertuah said...

Dear cousin and sis,
Thanks for the comment :).
About the assignment, tak ingatlah, kira halal lah, ehehehe, lagipun tak applicable anymore.
About menjawab dgn management, actually ada hikmahnya, baru 1st week all top of management kat sini dah kenal bigbro.. blessing in disguise what, hahaha.

Azrina said...

Hehehe. Thank God you managed to solve all the issues. Right foot indeed.

Selamat bekerja and don't forget to have fun!!

Me said...

Selamat Hari Raya!!!

Macam mana beraya kat darby park? betul ke tu sbb ingat2 lupa makcik habaq hari tu... beraya kat mana pun serupakan as long as org yg kita sayangi ada bersama. Oh yer dah jadi boss ni boleh ym kat office tak? Lama tak nampak online... Kalau leh nanti kita ym ek....terra!