Monday, October 17, 2005

First day of work...

First day of work at the Legendary Legend Hotel. Ah...
I literally spent the whole morning attending briefings. The moment i arrived, the Human Resource Staff who was in charge of hiring the three trainees from MMU, briefed us on how to groom ourselves, gave us our meal and punch cards and lectured us about Legend's policies. An hour later, we were sent to our department, called the MIS department. My beloved supervisor, Nicholas (Yes...it's Nicholas) briefed the three of us for another hour before taking us for a tour around the Mall and Legend building. At 12pm, Chan (See where i am heading to here?) came into the office. Oh yeah, i forgot to mention that there are only 3 permanent staff and 3 trainees in my department. Now that there's a Nicholas (Assistant Manager) and a Chan (the other officer), i can't be called Nicholas Chan. I had to be referred to as Aun. This is the first time i can't use my surname or my Christian name!!!! Well, my department is basically the "Call For Help" department that deals with anything from changing ink cartridge to reformating a staff's PC. Everyone knows the two staff (The third is the boss and he is never around) by Nicholas and Chan. If i start introducing myself as Nicholas Chan whenever they call, it would be very confusing! Hehe...

It was relatively a slow day throughout the morning but i still had to handle two cases of call for help by technology ignorant staffs. The first case was in the Coffeehouse. The cashier can't seem to be able to use the Micros (a touch screen computer system) and urged us to send someone to assist. I went up there to see what's the problem and after rebooting the machine, the problem was solved. Geez...he talked as though it was some major hardware malfunction or something. The second case was more interesting. A staff on the 32nd floor had problems printing using the photocopier/printer machine. Brian (a fellow trainee from Malacca) and i was sent there to assist. We tried to troubleshoot both the PC terminal and the photocopier itself. We finally managed to get some printing done! Hurrah! To our dismay, everytime the machine prints on the 7" X 7" envelop, it sort of crashes. After spending almost an hour trying to troubleshoot the hardware, we finally gave up and called the machine's service centre and asked for help. The best part was, we did manage to spend an hour doing something! Amazed? Prior to this task,we were just sitting in the office the whole afternoon doing nothing. I was there playing SNES games on my N6630, Brian was staring into space and Tan was literally reading the Legend brochure veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery slowly. We were that bored.

I hope Legend and its sister departments have more problems tomorrow so that i have something to do. Sitting in an office which is freezing cold without anything to do isn't exactly fun. Geez...look at the time now, it's almost midnight! I have to turn in soon...else risk not able to wake up tomorrow morning! How i miss my MMU days when i can sleep at 4am and wake up at 12pm. Sigh...

5 comments:

Lincoln said...

Well, you could bring your games or download games into the computers there to entertain yourself if they gave you all a pc. :P

Kerpal Singh said...

any PC connected to their office?

"net send" them junk until they cannot tahan.

They'll think it's virus. You go help.

There ... at least something to do.

Kevin Tang said...

Aiyo...if kenot use Nicholas or Chan...then call u Uncle lo...

Unka said...

@ Kevin, Hahaha...too bad. Can't put that name cause it will be even more confusing. People will say "Huh? Uncle?".

@Lincoln, cannot la...the PC i am using is Legend's proxy mail server. Screw it up, the whole company's internet gateway screws up. That's why i can't install anything! Sigh...

Rory said...

Poor Uncle Chan. Maybe the thing you should do is download more games and stuff into your handphone and then start gaming like crazy on your handphone :P anyway, Good Luck for the coming months :P and God Bless