Thursday, 30 October 2008

"Testing" my patience!

Hi blogsville, been thinking seriously of what to blog about lately. Well the answer came some minutes back...Have you ever been the newest member of a team only for your colleagues...scratch that even your subordinates to start treating you like "hey you're new here and we are old timers...you really don't know what you're doing so take a back seat”...
Well that is the treatment that was meted out to me o...hmmmn if only they know me well...
I am not one to put my head down on the slab just like that..I no be mumu...i.e I know my onions and I'm worth every bit of it!!!(Stole this phrase from my bruva-in-law!!!)
Anyhues got to this new office...new team mates etc...Not necessarily a new job o! And I got the "new comer" treatment as I call it...
The funniest part of it all is that the people that do this are the ones with little or no authority at all in the organisation!!!lol...I guess everybody loves to map out their territory...but hey I am not here to drag levels with anybody so WTF!!!
Anyways...I've been getting the vibe from this colleague of mine. she keeps sending me stupid emails...like she knows the answer to the questions but she's testing the depth of my ignorance, stupidity or knowledge...(I'm still laffing cos she doesn't know what she's got coming)...I just can't stand ITKs(I Too Knows: it means people that think they know it all...or people that have been in one company for ever and they think as a result of this, they have every right to be in your business even if they are surbodinates and you normally don't have direct dealings with them)...
Chei see my life o!
When I get to a new place, I like to ask questions no matter how stupid it sounds...I do this not only to get the gist of my role, but also to extend an olive branch to colleagues... to let them understand that I'm here to be a part of the team...I am not perfect...I don't know it all...and I am open to constructive criticism...it works for me so I won't stop...but it seems as if this colleague doesn't understand that I have iron hands wrapped in velvet gloves!!!(And it is pink at that…but come to think of it, I am not gentle) lol...
She tested me yesterday...and meen I was smiling inwardly by the time I shredded her to pieces (slowly, deliberately and deliciously at that!!!lol)... okay no hard feelings o...by the way for those of y'all that thought i went in to war of words with her nooo.. I just went in to war of brains...sometimes you just have to point some things out "subtly" to people to show them how stupid...their question is...


The space between this next paragraph is a pause...this babe is almost getting on my last nerves...gosh she just left my desk after asking me another obvious question...that she knows the answer to...I don't know what she's getting @ but trust me...I'm up to the task...by God's grace of 'cos...
Jesus TAKE THIS WHEEL!!!(Eyes rolling backwards!!!:-)) but I can't believe something like this is bringing out my creative juice sha...hee hee hee...

Thursday, 23 October 2008

TGIF plus a teeny weeny bit of gist(random blog)

Hey peops...I know I've been AWOL and I promise you my reasons are solid...been busy to my bones...
Well this is as random an update as it can be...decided to do this after mailing one of the bloggers I follow faithfully to always update(pot calling kettle black shey?)
Oooh well!
I am happy it is almost Friday...in fact by the time I post this, it should be Friday...I used to wonder what the excitement about the day was when I was a student and Friday,Saturday Sunday and Monday etc were alike as far as I was concerned then; it was for STUDYING...talk of having no LIFE!
Well now...I look forward to my weekends and savour every second of it hungrily.
To the students(and I mean full time pls...no part timers thank you!)...I am wishing you a very wonderful weekend...you can take a chill pill this weekend and if anybody complains...tell them I said so ;-)...to the "non-students"... enjoy your weekend wisely...
Well as you can see...this is just me trying to keep in touch...alright then...will update later...
Ooh by the way did anybody hear about the blogger that was arrested in Abuja?Check here for the "gist"...hmmmn na real wa o...obviously some people are feeling the pinch...and they don't want information to be disseminated...please remember him in your prayers.
Personally I think it is ridiculous...Well that's another epistle for another day...
Hasta la vista

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Internet at Work...to browse or not to browse...?

My people how una dey!
It's been a wonderful weekend for me and I hope yours was as great as mine.Monday is just around the corner and meeen ko funny!(it is not funny!).
Which brings me to what I want to ask...If I want to be faithful to my employer, does that mean blogging at work and checking the internet is out of the question?
Is it even okay to send personal mails on one's work email?
Okay the truth is the company policy/employee hand book says it is not right...my argument is: if I dedicate most of my time(9-5) to work, and my work is top notch in every aspect, why can't I use the internet,work mail if I choose to?please don't tell me I have my 1hour lunch 'cos I am not a horse jo! you work a horse till it is dead tired and then you give it just enough time to gain it's strength back just so that you can work it again...oh no...not me!
I'm not having issues with my employer or anything of that nature...but it is something I brood on often.
Even when I have my own company, I don't think not checking the internet at all will be one of my company policies(I'll rather concentrate on result)... that is not to say some people don't abuse this...i.e going to crap sites and allowing the internet to eat deeply into there work time...
Hmmm I know people that get paid heavily to work and all they ever do from morning till night is to die on face book and every other networking site! at the expense of the employee...I'm defintely not talking about that...
How does one draw the line then...as an employee...and then as an employer!

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

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Hello my peops...to the Nigerians amongst y'all (I happen to be one as well!) I'm saying HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!
No pun intended but have you noticed that Nigerians are very unique people?
I can't explain it but the truth is...we have the X factor...we stand out,we are intelligent people,very warm,very stylish,very classy,very informed,very sharp...yes I said very sharp...by the way when you suppress sharp people,what you get is 419ers(con men) 'cos there's no avenue/oppourtunity to express their creativity!!!
Anyways I am not blogging about the con men today, I am celebrating the amazing country called Nigeria...I know we've come a long way 48years is not a joke. I know we're taking baby steps at the moment but I know that with time and that is very soon(in my very own life time o!) we will be taking giant strides!
Half of what we've gone through and are still going through doesn't occur in other countries before war errupts...but we are scaling through...
I also remember the innocent blood(s) that has been shed in this land;the MKO Abiolas,the Ken Saro Wiwas...people who fought and died for justice...I pray your fights won't be in vain...
To any Nigerian reading this blog...regardless of where you are...I am encouraging you to rise and take your place up there where you belong...you're a warrior,you are a conqueror...you've been created for victory...you must do your country proud...and always remember integrity is KEY!!!