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Friday, June 11, 2010

What Happened To The Power of Choice?

Dear Readers..
I'm feeling very pissed off at the moment. I'm not sure if I should vent right now because we always tend to say things that we regret when we are angry.. Oh well...

I remember when I was still studying there were so many things that I was forced to do even though I didn't want to. I wished that I was working so that I would finally be free of all the compulsory activities in school.

Then I started working.. Turns out, no such luck... Compulsory activities still plague me incessantly. What pisses me of is that some of those things aren't supposed to be compulsary.

Lets say joining a club or group in one's ministry. If I don't play sports, why do I have to join the sports club right? Those who are sporty are the ones who should join IF they want to.. Who knows, some of them want to retire from the sport scene right? It's a matter of PERSONAL choice..

The problem is, someone higher up on the ladder blackmails the newbies in a roundabout way to join. So I end up having to pay RM4 a month for a membership to a club I have absolutely NO INTEREST in. Hey, thats almost RM50 a year okay.. Money don't grow on trees. They use my money to fund their activities that I will never join anyway.. Smart...

Today was the issue of a trip. The club organized a visit to one of the districts in the interior this weekend. It was for ladies only and I've only heard about the trip this week. It wasn't compulsory at first but when there wasn't a lot of 'response' there is a possibility that it would be compulsory to go.. That was what made me pissed as I have plans for this weekend. Don't they know we have a life outside the workplace? Sure, I know the club represents that all of us are a family. Thats all sweet, cosy and nice in theory but COME ON people! Even in real family reunions not everyone can turn up right? We make an effort to but if we can't then we can't.

Imagine people who have something planned with their families weeks in advance then suddenly have to go to this trip just because not a lot of people wanted to go and so it becomes compulsory. Unfair right?

Those who planned this trip should have asked the members of the club first if they agree to it, ask them to take a vote and if the majority agrees to it take down the voters' names. Those people are the ones that must go to the trip cause they were the ones who agreed to it.

Sigh... Hope that trip won't be compulsory la.. I was so looking forward to this weekend as I'll be making my own trip to somewhere I've been wanting to go for years but never got the chance. Huhuhu...

By the way, I'm still pissed.. To those who are working, does this happen in your workplace too? 

4 comments :

laine.lwk said...

hi,

i guess that will ALWAYS happen, no matter where. it has somewhat become a norm and i understand what you feel because i can relate to most of what you mentioned in this post. i dont know if i had blogged about this matter earlier, but it was always about similar things. there is no such things happening in my company, not that i know of the whole time of my-coming-to-one-year being here. but anyhow, good luck and dont dwell too much in these. if it is really bugging you too much, and you have others with the same view with you in your company then maybe you should voice out to your superior or maybe head of the company? have a nice day Phyllicia : )

Asrih Arif said...

even just reading about it makes me sick... mmg bikin panas...

Phoebe said...

Laine: Thanks.. It does bothers me and its frustrating not to be able to do something about it.. Where I work in, we take orders and follow. No questions asked.. Huhu...

Asrih: Kan, kan, kan.. Gr... Nasib nda dwajibkan asrih, kalo nda sy nda pigi tu, peduli lah...

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