I’ve been an intern at ComfortDelGro, Corporate Communications department for over a month now.
And every time people ask me what’s it like, my standard answer is:
1. I wake up early enough to sing Majulah Singapura.
2. My boss & colleagues seem to be amused at almost everything I do/say.
3. I’m not paid; I’m given an allowance.
I honestly have cultivated a new form of respect to people who commit 8 hours of 260 days (246 days, if you make full use of leave) a year to working in the same area and doing almost the same things.
I’m only doing it for 3 months & I’m complaining. Sheesh. Pampered brat is me.
To be fair, I love my work. 🙂 I have this awesome feel-good sensation whenever I see something I helped edit being printed out in actual form. It’s like watching your little baby finally grow up… *tears!!*
Okay, I’m kidding.
It’s not all that dramatic! Haha! …I think.
I wasn’t really used to the office life at first.
I’m still not used to waking up at 6AM. I actually feel like rubber-ising time whenever I hear my alarm clock & just steal a few more winks. No matter how early I sleep, I just feel soooo bushed out at 6AM.
I think it’s because the Sun still isn’t up yet.
I am in my own cubicle & no one for me to disturb easily. 😦
I really miss my classmates, y’know. Even those whom I’m not that close to… It’s just the whole feeling that we’re a class – especially after that event. I especially miss my blondes! All the nonsense we say & do together… Sigh.
I miss bickering about nonsense with Wai Soe & telling her how much I hate her, but she knows I love her. 🙂 AS A SISTER!!
I miss all the random spouts Fifi suddenly says out of nowhere & seeing her running around with her laptop always in hand, it’s almost like her fixed accessory!
I miss Atiqah’s calm & usually weird ways… Whenever we crack jokes, she laughs like 10 seconds later. Sheesh. Pentium 1.
I miss Ferlyn’s blur-ness. When things happen – good or bad, she is simply oblivious!! And we would all be in awe at how she can always be with us, but never as updated.
I miss Melinda’s innocent yet devilish nature! Oh yes, she looks so quiet & demure on the outside…but once we got closer, she revealed her true colours! She is just as corrupted as any of us!!
Don’t get me wrong, my colleagues are a lovely bunch of people too! 🙂 They’re so sweet to me… Ever-patient with the mistakes I do, ever-willing to help me whenever I’m in doubt… And my boss has an affectionate term for me now – “Baby G”.
So now I’m a watch.
My colleagues bring me around all over to try different types of food during lunch! And they even try their best to cater to whatever cravings I might have.
Even though it might not be – but sometimes I really feel like I’m already one of them. :’)
An incident happened in the office and I was scared to voice out, because I felt I am merely an intern. However my boss brought me into her office & assured me otherwise.
Why is she so nice??
Office life wasn’t perfect…but it was bearable! In fact, I thank God everyday now that I have such loving people around me. 🙂
And another thing – it is the one time whereby I can actually relax after working hours. Or after I leave the office.
Last time (especially during the event), I actually worked all day, everyday. Almost stabbed myself.
I might go in a crazy frenzy for a bit. So much so that sometimes I take hours to reply my Whatsapp or SMSes. And when the boyfriend calls, I just go, “Sorry, sweetie. Busy now! Call you later. I love you! Muah!”
Because of the nature of my work – mornings are a hell of a rush. I do news monitoring before lunch on several different sources online.
Thank God I’m just doing online! If I had to handle the newspapers… Knowing messy lil’ me, I’ll probably be flinging them all over the place!
Anyhow, when I first came… I took like about 3-4 hours to do the news monitoring & e-mailing. I even made mistakes! *looks in the mirror, gives myself a despicable look!*
Well, I wouldn’t say that I’m perfect… but so far no more
complaints feedback! 😛
I hope this doesn’t jinx it!
Anyhow, now I can do it all in approximately 2 hours. Given that I’m not half-asleep & it’s not a Monday!
Mondays are the worst. To begin with, Monday Blues are a bitch. Now in the office, I don’t have my Monday Hues clique to help me brighten the day up! 😦
And… On Mondays, we have to cover 3 days worth of news! Thanks to the weekend.
So it’s like playing catch-up with work left unattended to over the weekend.
Thanks to my faster speed; I am now able to do more things with my time! :)) Got endless things on my “To-Do” list, yo.
Me not even attempting to look busy. 😀
And I always wanted to decorate my monitor! So that I did!
Copied these off the Internet!! One of the things I do when Panadols just don’t work on my headaches.
|Tabby, the pampered meow-meow.|