My work is mainly supporting the automation system in Dallas. Once development is done, I need to test and release at their side, remotely. That's why most of the time I need to work late nights.
Lately I've been trying to complete all the backlogs projects in my long project queue list. 3 passed down projects by my ex-colleagues (cukup tk suka nk kena sambung keja org lain) 2 ADF projects, 1 new ADF project. Most of the projects are in the midst of releasing and near to completion. Do you know what happen to your brain when you have more than 3 projects at a time? If the brain can speak, it will scream. If the brain is a bomb, it will explode. If the brain is a car, it will crash! There was 1 week that I've worked day and night and slept only a few hours just because to commit to !@#$@#% datelines.
I know it does not relate to the post title yet so far. But here is how I became a famous / visible / well-known person in US. Amarika you knows! Well, I know this from the project update session with my boss this evening. This is his exact dialogue:
"Ana, you're now more visible to the Dallas team" ujar boss ku sambil tersengih.
It took me a few minutes to compute and understand the real meaning of the message.
When I finally got it.. "It's good to be a famous person. Even though a famous trouble maker." I laughed and he did too.
Yup I know I've been creating a lot of issues lately that basically ruined the Dallas engineers day. Those issues happened when I was sleeping apparently.
Apart from the joke, I took the courtesy to apologize “I’m sorry, I know it was my bad. I will definitely be more cautious and careful and mindful next time” while trying to flash a heart-melting smile.
“Issue is a thing but I think your name came up in the project release notification more frequent now, so they recognize you” ok la tu, nk bg sedap hati aku.
So that’s my story of how I suddenly became a well-known person in my company at US.
Luckily I got a cool boss that could bear with all the trouble I’ve done so far including spilling a whole cup of hot oldtown coffee over my laptop and the only thing that survived was the HDD. And it also happened only recently -___-‘ sorry boss. I am 1 careless person, I knoooowww.