Below are my frank answers:
1) What did you enjoy most about working here?
Ans: Not my colleagues, not my stakeholders, not my bosses. The only thing I enjoy is my often interrupted leave. It made me realised that a bad day at home is always better than the best day at work.
2) What did you enjoy least?
Ans: Working with kaisu, kiasi and cannot make it bosses. They are there to make sure they do not get fired and will go to great extend to cover their ass. I can only feel stupid working with such people. In fact, I have scolded a few superiors when they repeatedly cannot see my point and keep forcing me to do stupid silly work!
3) What comments or suggestions can you make to help our organisation grow stronger and more successful in the future?
Ans: Stop asking the majority of the staff to work on silly nitty gritty administrative work. We studied till postgraduate levels (90% of staff) not to be asked to do some silly work. Let us do our core work we had specialised in.
4) Do you feel we dealt with complaints and problems on the job in a timely and effective way? How could we have done better?
Ans: You have dealt with complains in the most patronising way. Your one and only strategy is to increase our pay and bonuses. You could have done it better by not doing anything at all. You only make things worse.
5) Did you have a clear picture of your specific career possibilities within our organization?
Ans: Yes. But I do not want to see myself become another Mr. Kiasi boss and force my colleagues to quit.
6) What one thing would have possibly made you re-think your decision to leave?
Ans: I have to start from scratch earning $2500 monthly after a career change. If I had stayed on to this job, I can comfortably retire upon reaching 50 (seeing most of my colleagues doing so, some even younger!). If I were to change my current job, I may regret and never retire!
It was then I realized that my current job is really unsuitable for me. In fact, I have been sharing with my close colleagues my intention to resign from my industry altogether. I would have resigned if not due to contactual obligations. Honestly, $2000 a month is more than enough to sustain my current lifestyle. Why do I have to slog so hard and live like a dog everyday? Sometimes work can be so stressful that I have insomnia at night. I come back home so drained that I cannot even summon strength to literally put food into my mouth. Many of my colleagues complained of the insomnia problems, sleeping only 2 hours daily. Some turn up for work with no sleep at all! Others end up spending large amount of money on sleep specialists, TCM (myself included) and other forms of treatments.
Is this the norm for Singaporeans? My teachers and parents told me then to study hard now, “suffer now than later in life”. Apparently they equate less education qualifications to more suffering. What kind of inverse relationship is that?!!
Or is there statistics to show that higher educated people are happier people?
Yet the happiest moments in my life was when I was in Secondary school, playing arcade and basketball, with only 50 cents for a can of Coke.
I shall look forward to tha day I have my freedom.