My 2nd job

Just a few days before Chinese New Year back in February, I came across a LinkedIn post that caught my attention.

It was a job posting regarding a researcher job vacancy.

After reading it, I quickly sent in my resume to the PIC.

Few days onwards, I was called by the HR PIC and was briefed about the job. I gladly listened. Then, an interview was set, where I was interviewed by the manager. It was smooth.

Two and a half weeks later after the first interview, I advanced to the next and final round of the interview. It was smooth as well. The next day after that, I was selected for the position. I was pleasantly surprised.

The news came just three days before my last day in my first job in my hometown. I was so delighted I accepted the offer.

I quickly get the details of the job (salary, bonus, etc.) and went for the medical check-up as requested. The doctor checked my health and declared that I am fit for work.

Without wasting any more time, I was already at the AirAsia website, scrolling for the flight ticket, where I set myself to arrive in Kuala Lumpur one week before I am supposed to start work. The price of the flight ticket from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur (KL) was a whopping RM440, about 3–4x the normal price. But it is okay due to the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), where flights from Kuching to KL were limited to 3 per week.

I arrived in KL and enjoyed myself there with my friends. I revisited Suria KLCC, the mall at the KLCC towers, and other places in KL as well. I was yearning to go there last year after my studies ended. Needless to say, I was so glad it happened.

Eventually, I moved to my new accommodation and reported to work. Here, my buddy introduced me and other newcomers in my department to the managers and the various departments in the Human Resources department. It was very good to make new friends.

Lunchtime came, I remember a group of managers in my departments treated me and the newcomers for lunch at the mall opposite the company I am working at. It is so sweet of them! Here, my working journey started.

Throughout the three months (as of June) in the company, I made more friends and living the Klang Valley life. I learn to be a leader, where I held my meetings and listen to constructive feedback. I gave out ideas and implement them, and improve them over time. I also build rapport with my buddies, and most importantly, my superiors. This is because rapport is the key to a decent working life.

So far, I experienced a lot of different things, such as going to different factories, taking part in activities, which created priceless moments. With that being said, I am having a decent working life, despite at times being busy.

Finally, I decide to have more positive vibes in the company I am currently working in. I want to be optimistic and move forward because this is how I will succeed. It feels super good to accept this job offer. I will continue working smart in this job.

May my working life be more interesting with every new day that comes. This is my life, and I am the pilot of my plane, and I set the destination I desire to reach.

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Made in Malaysia. University student seeking out to discover and learn new things daily.

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