As a stay-at-home mum, I’ve drawn some flak from relatives and friends who think I am wasting my overseas education and job skills and resources.
Cikgu Lan had lost his job and was deep in depression. But with the help of three ‘superheroes’, he started his social enterprise with his friends to help underprivileged children study for their UPSR exams.
Job-hopping may net you a higher salary and good career advancement, but can be problematic in the long run unless you avoid committing these red flags.
There is a saying, “People don’t quit a job, they quit a boss.” That saying is true. I am one of the “lucky” ones (sarcasm) to have worked under bosses that gave me the best experience in the corporate world.
When I came to KL to work, my Chinese colleagues spoke plenty of Mandarin and Cantonese, while I struggled with both. It got so bad to the point that chatting in Malay to the karipap auntie was a huge relief.
We had just gone through a nasty break-up. Clients who knew us kept calling in to hire the ‘dynamic duo’ pair, because we’re known for delivering great work. How on earth does one keep their cool while working with an ex in front of others?
Freelancing is the new ‘black’ in the economy. There are plenty of tips on the Internet about preparing yourself before taking the leap. However, it wasn’t something I really signed up for when I stumbled into freelance writing 8 years ago.
Everyone knows someone who has a story about how they switched careers. I’ve had friends who studied medicine and became a DJ. Why do so many people go into a particular field with such high hopes and dreams, only to go on to do something completely different?
I was informed that my client was flagged as a scammer, and thus his credit card verifications, supposedly unremovable, were removed.
Instead of helping me get my payment, the customer service closed down my client’s account. It was immediate. I had no time to even contact them myself to ask for my pay.
Previously, university had been for affluent members (mostly men) of society. Before degrees became commonplace, people relied on apprenticeships and learnt their skills on the job itself. Nowadays, you don’t need that. You can just teach yourself skills with the Internet!