Saturday, May 30, 2009

Anak sulung aku melecur badan disimbah air panas!

Anak sulung aku melecur 10% bahagian depan badan dia terkena air mendidih! Kasihan sungguh anak sulung aku yang baru berumur 2 tahun ini. Even aku yang dewasa terkena api sikit kat jari, seminggu sakit tak hilang, tak sanggup aku bayangkan macam mana sakit anak aku ini.
Hari kejadian...
Selasa baru ni, pukul 4 petang, aku dapat phone call dari wife kat office yang anak sulung aku melecur disimbah air panas! Ya Allah! Panik aku. Nasib baik parent in law ada di rumah dan terus bawa anak aku ke Darul Ehsan Medical Centre (DEMC) kat Shah Alam. Aku dengan wife terus ke hospital dari office...
Masa sambut anak aku keluar kereta nak bawa masuk hospital, anak aku menangis teruk dan menggigil, menggeletar sebab terlampau sakit... pedih hati aku tengok keadaan dia macam tu. Kulit dah mengelupas, nampak isi putih kat dada, perut dan pinggang. Begitu seksa anak aku masa tu. Aku dah tak mampu berfikir time tu dan tak sempat bertanya pun macam mana benda tu boleh terjadi.
Terima kasih semua kakitangan unit kecemasan DEMC yang bertindak segera merawat anak aku. DEMC telah memberi rawatan awal dengan baik, tetapi tak dapat nak admit anak aku ke wad kerana DEMC tidak ada "Burn Unit". Kami di refer ke hospital kerajaan.
Anak aku masih menggigil, tapi dah berhenti menangis, mungkin time tu dah sedikit berkurang sakitnya.
What actually happen?
Masa kejadian, bapa mertua ku baru turun dengan anak aku dari tingkat atas. Bapa mertua aku ke depan tapi anak aku ke dapur. Bibik (maid) aku ada di dapur dengan mak mertua aku. Baru sekejap mak mertua aku masuk bilik nak solat, dengar anak aku menjerit. Bila dua2 mertua ke dapur anak aku tengah berdiri menggelupur nak buka baju sebab sakit.
Bibik claim anak aku cuba capai gelas berisi air panas dan tertumpah. Takde siapa pun ada nak buktikan. Mak mertua aku percaya saja. Wife aku pun percaya saja. The only thing mereka marah sebab letak gelas air panas terlampau dekat dan boleh dicapai anak aku.
Aku tak percaya langsung! Bull****! Anak aku tak pernah capai2 benda atas dapur. The only thing dia ke dapur, dia akan buka fridge cari vitagen kegemaran dia. Even doktor Hospital Sungai Buluh (hospital yang di refer) pun tak percaya. Kalau capai gelas dan tumpah, sure satu badan sampai ke kaki akan melecur! Ini hanya bahagian depan badan! Aku suspect dan even doktor tu suspect ini kes 'tertumpah' air panas ke badan.
I don't give a da**...
Really frustrated that both my wife and mother in law bought that story "capai gelas dan tertumpah". Dah lama aku bengang dengan bibik ni, sebelum ni, anak aku yang second jatuh terlentang dalam bilik air tingkat bawah sebab dia lalai tak jaga. Terhentak kepala belakang.
Kalau kau tak suka jaga budak, just say so, tak payah lah aku hire. Keje kat umah aku bukan banyak pun, aku expect fokus jaga budak dua beradik tu saja.
Aku tak ler kata dia sengaja curah air panas. Yang aku marah sebab lalai, and it was at the cost of my son! Kalau sengaja, confirm aku dah buat kes polis. Walaupun tak sengaja aku tak boleh tolerate kecuaian, dah lah tak mengaku salah. Nak expect aku simpan lagi maid macam ni? Hari tu jatuh bilik air, hari ni kena air panas, what next? I don't want to wait and take the risk to find out.
I fired the maid... get out of my house! Aku bukan jenis pemaaf... aku boleh bersabar kalau orang sakiti aku, tapi aku cukup pantang orang sakiti keluarga aku.
Latest follow up...
Pukul 10am hari Jumaat (semalam), aku bawak anak aku follow up dengan doktor pakar bedah plastik kat Hospital Sungai Buluh. Alhamdulillah, doktor cakap anak aku recovering well dan dia akan terus monitor. Doktor kata ambil masa 10 hari nak tengok kulit baru tumbuh, hopefully anak aku recover secepat mungkin, insyaallah. Kesakitan ni terlalu berat untuk budak yang baru berumur 2 tahun.
Terima kasih juga untuk kakitangan Unit Kecemasan Hospital Sungai Buluh. Tak dilupakan Dr Salina dan Dr Dinesh dari klinik pakar bedah plastik.
Peringatan ikhlas untuk semua...
Dear all, berhati-hati lah memilih orang gaji. Ikut luck juga lah, ada yang dapat elok, ada yang tak. Like in my case, my parents in law duduk serumah dan monitor orang gaji ni. Dalam monitor pun boleh kena jugak. Malang memang tak berbau. Hopefully, you all don't end up like what happened to me. Kesian kat anak-anak kita.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My tips on successful job interview... Part II

This is the 2nd week we interview candidates to fill up the 3 vacancies in my department. What interesting about this week is we have a few very quality and outstanding candidates we are considering to hire.
As promised, this is Part II of "My tips on successful job interview". So, here we go...
#5. Be prepared for IQ and Arithmetic Test
Some companies (mostly Banks and Factories) like to set an IQ test for the candidates. Don't worry, it's not quite to gauge how smart are you but it is more on how are you doing under pressure.
a) They want to know how you handle pressure - How many questions you can answer correctly in a limited time frame and in that stressful environment;
b) They want to know what kind of worker you will be - Are you carelessly try to answer all questions but failed in most questions in the attempt to do that? Honestly, no one ever managed to finish all the 100 questions in 1 hour or half an hour, so don't put too much pressure on yourself. Answer it carefully but quickly. The number of questions does not count but the number of the correct ones will be your benchmark.
c) They want to quickly eliminate the non potential workers from potential ones (this is due to the number of people turn up for the interview which is usually very high).
So, I would like to share with you a few tests that you may DEFINITELY pass if you know the twists and turns.
Sharing my experience - Number crunching test:
I went for an interview back in 2002 in one of the Japanese electrical manufacturing company. The test; every candidate was given 1 sheet of paper containing simple numbers 1-9. There was 50 numbers in each row and there were 100 rows.
The instruction was very simple, add the 2 numbers side by side but only write down a single number (1+2 = 3 write down 3, if 9+8 = 17 just write down 7). The exam was timed, and for every row they gave 30 seconds only. When time's up 30 seconds, they would shout "NEXT!" to answer the next line.
Interesting enough, people were very eager to answer at the beginning and starting to slow down as the test progressed to the 30th or 40th row. Mainly it's because your hands already tired and you could no longer think straight.
At the end of the exam, what the HR people did in front of us was; he took a marker pen and started to link the lines (last answered in row 1 down to row 100). Hahahaha! Busted! For those who already slowed down half way, they would get a declining graph. Interesting isn't it?
Myself, of course I scored handsomely because my Business Math lecturer back at the University, Prof. Razak (thanks dear Prof) had already shared with us in class his experience and how to tackle this kind of test. What you must do is, 1) start slow, take your time 2) then only start answering aggressively towards the end.
The philosophy behind it was:
a) People is expected to perform better (improve) when doing repetitive/routine work (answering row 1 to 100 requires the same method of calculation).
b) People is expected to maintain a good performance as time progresses (if you show declining traits, it gives the impression whether you are a quitter or easily loose motivation)
c) It is normal for people to get really enthusiastic during the early employment (aggressively answer the early questions and slows down towards the end).
Sharing my experience - Cue Card Role Play:
This was one of my latest 3 interviews which I attended (my current job, the Islamic Bank and this one). It is a multi-national shipping company. There were 3 levels, 1) you have to pass the written test; 2) you have to pass the cue card role play 3) then only comes a formal interview.
What I wanted to highlight is the cue card role play. You are given 1 situation, then you must act (role play) to handle the issue. If you succeeded the 1st, a 2nd card will come with more challenging problem but you still maintain your role.
In my case, the situation was, I was a Factory Manager of a chemical company. People around the area started getting sick and they blamed my factory for causing the problem. My factory had all the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) in place and we did not dispose any harmful material into the drain.
Card 1 : Villagers send their representative to talk to me and demand my company to pay for all their medical expenses.
Card 2 : The "green peace" demonstrate in front of my factory. They did not want to move until I meet their representative. All of them blocked any vehicle from entering the building by laying on the road.
Card 3 : The Y.B interfere and came with the Health Ministry Director. They demanded to close my factory for a week to do investigation.
Card 4 : An employee of my factory was sacked for disciplinary problem. As a revenge, he made up stories that my factory was polluting the drain with harmful material. The media is now covering the story.
Well, my tips to you guys is - defend your company at all cost! In fact, it's not like your company was involved in any illegal operation or anything. This was more towards 'crisis management' and showing your loyalty towards the company.
Of course, we will not just sit there and defend bluntly. Try to create something that was not mention in the cards i.e your company already got approval from Jabatan Alam Sekitar or complied with Akta Kualiti Alam Sekitar 1972 or anything you can think of that can give alibi to you. Be creative :)
After they were convinced with you, then only they would start with the formal interview (Level 3).
This cue card was fun though, looking at the interviewers' faces when you counter their facts with made up facts which were not mentioned anywhere in the cards, ehehehe!
Moving on ...
Well, my arwah bapak once said, "Jangan tamak, offer mana datang dulu, itulah rezeki kita. Bagi peluang orang lain pulak"... Even I successfully gone through all the 3 interviews I mentioned earlier, my current job was the first to be offered. This is an Assistant Manager position while the other 2 were Manager positions. For the Islamic Bank, we mutually agreed that there was no room for negotiation as long as the status "contractual" remains. As for the shipping company, the offer only came 1 month after I started working here, which was too late. I would never leave my current company just for the sake of a better offer; even I could easily tendered my resignation in 24 hours during that probationer period. In fact, I felt bounded by duty because my current CEO, Datuk A personally interviewed me before I joined.
Part III will be coming soon ...
I think, enough already for today's posting. Insyaallah my Part III posting of "My tips on successful job interview" will be coming soon. I'm glad that I can share it with my readers. And, I'm pretty sure others out there have many interview experience to share. Feel free to drop a comment here and share them with the rest of the visitors. I thank you in advance.