June 24th, 2009
Me? A peon? Not quite true!
After 3 weeks of work I’m finally getting used to it. Although there is the matter of sleep debt and a whole lack of it I still have to say it beats having to study for exams. For the past couple of weeks I’ve tend to realized a couple of things while working. For starters, I’m apparently addicted to the internet in a sense that if you take it away from me at the office I’ll go crazy after a while killing everyone in the office then curling up into a fetal position at the corner of the room and then die slowly withering like a flower without water. Okay, no not really but still it becomes unbearable when you have nothing to do between assignments workloads.
Eating alone is so much fun! No, not really. Since I’m the ONLY intern here its kinda expected. I could eat with my fellow co-workers but seeing how I’m always on a shoestring budget(or until the end of this month) I do not see a point in doing so. On a side note, having cold pre-packed chicken rice from Carrefour for 3 days straight does not make it taste any better nor addictive at all. Well, at least it gets the job done by filling up my stomach. Kinda. How I wish there’s a nasi campur stall nearby at a time like this.
Just like how most people like to read the newspaper in the morning I have the tendency to check out bbcnews.com for the latest news reports…in the office. Unfortunately, I try not to access a certain Sankaku Complex due to its *ehem* non-work safe news. Other than the occasional workload that I usually complete in no time at all (freaks surprises my supervisors out every time), I’m pretty much quite free in the office. Heck, I even got some DaiCon work done as well.
Going to work in the morning takes me 30ish minutes to get from my house to the office door but it takes twice that time to go home. I hate rush hour traffic.
Overall, I’m still learning new stuff everyday but I still miss the ol’classrooms and the same consistent food around campus. Pffft…hell no.
June 12th, 2009
I was so looking forward to actually learning someting new without the hassles of exams and such during this Industrial Training period. Willowglen the company I’m working for specialises in SCADA is located about 30-45mins away from home depending for the traffic. Arrived an hour early for work on Monday. Totally forgotten about the school holidays and thus the lack of traffic. Given a key card which also acts as my attendence monitoring system(thank god MMU does not have this or should I say phailed to implement this). That passion of mine went into hibernation mode 20mins on the first day on the job. Literally, as you will later see.
I was assigned to the Project Software dept. Apparently what they do is that they act as middle men between customers and the R&D department and is tasked to solved software problems. I was given a ‘Introduction to SCADA’ textbook and a beginner’s manual on their software setup and was tasked with reading up on it. I had no computer on my desk with or without any interweb. I slept while reading. Agonising. Thank god I had a computer with an internet connection on day 2. It was a blessing. Luckily my supervisor noticed my boredom and hooked me up with a connection. She’s awesome for that I tell you and she now sits behind me at work. Heh. So far she hasn’t said anything about my excessive net usage yet but then again as long as I’m given something to then then I won’t be lingering my life online anyways.
There’s another Trainee here as well but she’s leaving by this week leaving me the only fresh meat Trainee around these here parts. Week one has been unsurprisingly boring in the office. Outside the office however, it has been a heartwrenching down hill hell hole for me. But of course seeing how shit always happens to me and that I’m never lucky enough to experience what society normally does I guess I should be considering it as a norm by now. Heh.
June 4th, 2009
Starting from next week I’ll be starting my internship. The university calls it Industrial Training a fancy name with the same meaning I guess. Honestly, I can’t wait to begin working in a new enviroment. No exams, no classesm no labs and no tutorials for the next 4 months.
I won’t really call this a honeymoon break but I do hope it becomes that way in a sense. I need a rest. I have stuff carried forward in my head that would make a can of Surströmming to shame. Hopefully, I’ll have more time on my hands to so what I want but its gonna looks like a long shot. I’m also gonna be working during the weekends for Lolitech Logitech again till the end of June.
Working 7 days a week non-stop. Heh. I sometimes wonder why do I punish myself like this. I just hope I’ll keep sane till the end of the month and not go into a murderous rampage of mass self destruction.