We haven’t met each other. We’re separated by the distance. We’ve just met through blogging community. We often discuss about many things, whether it’s serious and deep things or just joking and small talk.
I know you’re a stranger, and maybe you thought the same about me? When I was still child, my mom told me to be careful and don’t trust stranger so easily. But, are you that dangerous for me?
What my mom said isn’t wrong. I should be aware too. But, sometimes I can talk and share my concerns more freely to the stranger (maybe you guys feel the same) And that’s what I feel when I talk to you. *)
*) note : even though I talk about “specific someone” in this post, but it can be addressed for you all too. Depends on how you perceive it haha 😅
Have a great day everyone! Don’t forget to be happy.
I don’t know how many times a meeting should be held in a year/month/week (normally and ideally). I also don’t know if there’s a positive correlation between meeting intensity to employee’s performance and productivity or not.
In the company where I go to work, there’s a new boss. He just joined a few months ago. I don’t know why since this new boss joined, meeting happens almost everyday. I also don’t know what he is doing, what I do know is, since he joined, the stress level between both, staff and managers, is higher than before.
If the meeting is held only once a week, it’s normal. But if it’s done almost every day, is that reasonable? If the meeting is only for a few hours, it’s normal. But if it’s done from morning to evening (almost 8 hours of work is used for meetings) even sometimes more, is that reasonable?
Okay, back when I was a student and active in study club, I also had meetings from morning and finished till night. But it only happens once in one period, which is during a large deliberation. That is a normal thing because during large deliberation, there’s usually discussion of the articles of association and bylaws (this discussion takes a long time because it certainly needs discussion about which articles are retained and which must be changed). On large deliberations, we also choose new leaders and administrators. Remember, it only happens once, not repeatedly.
Today, one of my co-workers was upset because she had to go home late. She is married and has a daughter who is still 10 months old. So, when she gets home late, she must be thinking of her child. Yesterday, I heard she was told to come to the office on Sunday to complete the budgeting report which will be presented at the Monday meeting. Of course she refused it. What’s the reason? Of course, in order to take care of her husband and little daughter. (Eventhough I’m still single, I’ll refuse to do so)
Today I was only supposed to work half a day (only until 1 pm), but due to the end of the month and having to “close November books”, I had to work until 5 pm to finish the monthly report and stock opname. When I was in the parking lot, I was suddenly told to go back to the office to do “extra work” that could actually be done on Monday. I be like, “what the hell is this?!”
One of the front office employees finally asked me like this,
“what exactly were they talking about during the meeting? why is it taking so long? why isn’t it finished from morning until now?”
And I just said to her,
“I don’t know. I also questioned the same thing.”
Sorry, if this article goes wide everywhere. Actually I just expressed my curiosity, should a meeting be held that often? Does it have to be that long? Because if it only happens once or twice a year or six months or a few months, I might be able to understand. But, if it goes on almost every day, is that normal? Sorry for my stupid questions.
Have a great day, everyone! Don’t forget to be happy
What is loyality for? If I have to sacrifice my health (both physically and mentally).
What is loyality for? If it makes me “far away” from my family and friends. (Remember, I use ” ” on the word far away).
What is loyality for? If I have to sacrifice my time to rest (my body has its limit. So, if my body is tired, it means I need to take a rest. Honestly, I need to understand what my body wants from me).
What is loyality for? If it makes me “far away” from God? (I need my time to pray regularly)
Sorry, if I’m so selfish. But, I can turn to be selfish when I’m too exhausted of everything or everyone around me.
My head feels heavier Is it gain some weigh? Or do I carry too much numbers? A stack of data Analyze and Forecasr Deadline and presentation
Higher pressure Suddenly everyone gets fussy Top manager give pressure to middle manager Middle manager give pressure to supervisor Supervisor give pressure to the staffs Then, who’s the staff putting pressure on?
I nag to myself, “why are you so dumb and weak?” I push her to the edge She doesn’t accept it I’m angry
So, should I press myself to reach a maximum point?
Bird chirping is like a music of delicate morning as the beginning of the day
Adults work Students study Birds left their nests Finding out food for their babies Nocturnals sleep Saving the energy for hunting at night Plants stand still Giving us a shelter from the sun heat Like a music of passionate afternoon Music that will burn your spirit
The sun goes down Tiredness gather in the body It’s time to go home enough for today
Beautiful sunset Like a music for a lover who sits next to each other “It’s too beautiful to pass by”
Black skies above your head Moon and stars shine Lighten up the villages, mountains, valleys and places far away from noise Because the city always forget how moon and stars shine at least when the city lights are off Like a music of quiet night before the day change and new hope is written in the next morning
The walls on the left The walls on the right The walls behid my back The walls in front of my eyes Why am I here?
Please, let me see the world across the horizon Wandering in every dream and reality Finding the hidden treasures Trying to be thankful of success But, falling in love with the failure at the same time Then, why don’t we break the walls?
An euphoria disappeared slowly My steps went so far Those memories that left behind Our conversations in every corner of this place Burst out into laughter The textbooks that we read The difficult terms I didn’t understand The theories, laws, code of ethics, formulas, methods were enough to burn my brain
We won’t stay here forever We have to go even though to the different direction Our graduations weren’t the end It’s just our starting point
If I stop writing My head will explode Because of too much thoughts
If I stop writing My heart will break into pieces Because I can’t take my emotions out
If I stop writing My day will be worse than ever Because there’s no place to escape anymore
If I stop writing It won’t affect your life But, it’ll affect my condition You won’t lose anything But, it’ll be the biggest lost for me
Yogyakarta, November 17th, 2019-06.38 p.m.
*) Notes : I made this poem as a reminder for me when I had to struggle with mood swing, laziness, procrastination, boredom and writer’s block. When I was in those conditions or when I didn’t get enough recognition, I felt like,”should I stop? should I give up?” But, I realized what’s my intention in writing. So, whatever happens, I shouldn’t stop writing. Well, Is there any condition that makes you want to stop writing? How do you get over it? Let me know your stories.