Love Your Job, But never fall in love with your company

Must read this....

Love Your Job, but never fall in love with your company. An interesting speech delivered by a CEO of a premier IT company in India during an employee session with another IT company in India. He is incidentally, one of the top 50 influential people in Asia according the latest Asiaweek publication. He's also the new IT advisor to the Thai Prime Minister.

Extract of Mr. Narayana Murthy's Speech during Mentor Session:


I know people who work 12 hours a day, six days week, or more. Some people do so because of a work emergency where the long hours are only temporary. Other people I know have put in these hours for years. I don't know if they are working all these hours, but I do know they are in the office this long.Others put in long office hours because they are addicted to the workplace. Whatever the reason for putting in overtime, working long hours over the long term is harmful to the person and to the organization. There are things managers can do to change this for everyone's benefit. Being in the office long hours, over long periods of time, makes way for potential errors. My colleagues who are in the office long hours frequently make mistakes caused by fatigue. Correcting these mistakes requires their time as well as the time and energy of others. I have seen people work Tuesday through Friday to correct mistakes made after 5 PM on Monday. Another problem is that people who are in the office long hours are not pleasant company. They often complain about other people (who aren't working as hard); they are irritable, or cranky, or even angry. Other
people avoid them. Such behaviour poses problems, where work goes much better when people work together instead of avoiding one another. As Managers, there are things we can do to help people leave the office. First and foremost is to set the example and go home ourselves. I work with a manager who chides people for working long hours. His words quickly lose their meaning when he sends these chiding group e-mails with a time-stamp of 2 AM, Sunday. Second is to encourage people to put some balance in their lives.
For instance, here is a guideline I find helpful:

1) Wake up, eat a good breakfast, and go to work.
2) Work hard and smart for eight or nine hours.
3) Go home.
4) Read the books/comics, watch a funny movie, dig in the dirt, play with your kids, etc.
5) Eat well and sleep well.

This is called recreating. Doing steps 1, 3, 4, and 5 enable step 2.

Working regular hours and recreating daily are simple concepts. They are hard for some of us because that requires 'personal change'. They are possible since we all have the power to choose to do them.
In considering the issue of overtime, I am reminded of my oldest son.
When he was a toddler, if people were visiting the apartment, he would not fall asleep no matter how long the visit, and no matter what time of day it was. He would fight off sleep until the visitors left. It was as if he
was afraid that he would miss something. Once our visitors' left, he would go to sleep. By this time, however,
he was over tired and would scream through half the night with nightmares. He, my wife, and I, all paid the price for his fear of missing out. Perhaps some people put in such long hours because they don't want to
miss anything when they leave the office. The trouble with this is that events will never stop happening. That
is life !! Things happen 24 hours a day. Allowing for little rest is not ultimately practical. So, take a nap. Things will happen while you're asleep, but you will have the energy to catch up when you wake.

Failure is an achievement that holds you back for a moment,
If the first time you don't succeed, call it version 1.0 - the_berock -

[musique on air]
Simple Plan - I'll do anything
Im f**king damn tired this week

IT salaries to oncrease 0.5% on average in 2005

According to Robert Half Technology 2005 Salary Guide, average base pay for IT professionals overall will rise 0.5% in 2005, with larger increases expected in high-demand specialties such as information security and quality assurance. This compares to a 1.6% decline in starting compensation that was projected for 2004.

Projected Average Salaries for IT Occupation
% growth from 2004
Systems auditor $63,250-$81,750 5.1%
Pre- and post- sales consultant $53,500-$78,250 3.9%
Programmer/analyst $52,500-$83,250 3.6%
Instructor / trainer $43,250-$65,500 2.6%
Network security administrator $63,750-$90,500 2.3%
Data security analyst $68,250-$93,000 2.2%
Quality assurance / testing manager $64,750-$86,750 2.2%
Disaster recovery specialist $60,500-$90,750 2.2%
Internet / intranet developer $51,750-$74,250 2.0%
Business systems analyst $56,000-$80,500 1.9%
Source: Robert Half Technology

p/s: Im not feeling well today and damn tired..sigh
Malaysia's New Car Model is coming out

Since last year after Proton launch brand new Proton model called GEN.2 with a code name WRM (Wira Replacement Model) their CEO told the media that at least by the end of year 2004 they will launch another series of replacement model for Tiara and Satria. But the year ended, and so far theres no final date or month when they are going to release the new model.

But, as we all know Perodua , Malaysia's 2nd larger carmaker is going to launch their latest model at least by the end of Mei 2005. The Pictures of the latest model of the Perodua with code name Perodua MyVI is spread over the internet since middle of last month added with a frontpage coverage by Harian Metro on 8th April 2004. The model come out from the inspired model from Daihatsu called Daihatsu Boon. Actually this model is a joint venture project between Toyota and Daihatsu to challenge the same specs model from Honda, Hyundai, Chevrolet etc. With the same design for this model except a little changes at the front and rear bumper, the Toyoto use their VVTI engine meanwhile Daihatsu use their DVVT engine same as Perodua will use for the Perodua MyVI. The Perodua MyVI will come out with 1.0 and 1.3 DVVT engine with a price range from RM42K to RM50K ++ (im not sure about this yet) but the rumours said so. But for Malaysians audience out there, all Malaysia's made cars starting this year will be equiped with Airbags if you notice the government order to reduce the death accident in Malaysia. I hope this will help :). This is the snap.

And then this is the review from the SpyShot reviews (spy shot is a group in UK who are going to spy a latest model from carmaker). So this what they said :

Spy Shot: Proton TRM and SRM Two new Protons have been spotted testing: they're both due for launch in Malaysia very shortly, with European sales to follow later this summer. The smaller car - the five-door model with flat-backed tailgate - is codenamed TRM, and it's a budget city car to take on the likes of the Kia Picanto, Fiat Panda, Chevrolet Matiz and Perodua Kelisa: expect very competitive prices. In Malaysia, it replaces a model called Tiara, which was a rebadged version of the old Citroen AX in production till 2000, though the Tiara name may not be used again for an all-new car. It will be fitted with a 1.2-litre Renault petrol engine.

Although the SRM is only a three-door, it is actually larger than the TRM: a supermini around the size of - and in a similar style to - the Rover 25/MG ZR, it is built on a shortened version of the Gen-2's platform. It will be marketed as an affordable sporting hatch (Proton is bound to emphasise that it has been developed with help from Lotus) and it will replace the Satria. First models up for launch will be 1.3 and 1.6-litre petrol-engined versions, using the same engines as in the Gen-2, with a more powerful GTi model scheduled for later in the year

Hmmm, this year will be a competitive year between Proton and Perodua as their new models really going out of the box not like before. But im sure the new Perodua will kisk ass , and give the competition to Honda Jazz, Chevrolet Aveo and Hyundai Getz but for the pricing of course Perodua is the cheapest. And for the Proton, i really like the new butt of the new Satria even the front looks is as the same as GEN.2. There's no comment about the Proton interrior as there's no snap on the interrior but i guess it will look as GEN2. And the new Perodua is superb.

p/s: But if you noticed, the aircond part still win by Proton but the accessories i give the honour to Perodua. BTW, if you guys wanna see more pictures on the new Perodua and Proton new model please go to My Album

[musique on air]
Greenday - SHE
Prepare on the new producs report
When im going to US :0