Recently, life is starting to seem exciting again. I had just completed my industrial training at 30 September 2008. It was that unexpected Tuesday when the Managing Director (M.D)
for that company honored me with the certificate of Internship
Completion. He personally looked for me in the Technical department of
Apart from inquiring to get my feedback
on the internship experiences with his company, he also informed me
gleefully what my supervisor (technical department head) had written on
my Trainee’s Appraisal Form. As I recalled partly, it was “able to accomplish given tasks with precision and style” I still wondered what the 'style' represents? Sounds like a cheesy advertisement punch line. LOL! What you think?
However, as I was trying to response with a grin, the M.D, Mr Ng added the negative line “This trainee needs to improve his handwriting”. It was like a 'WTF'
moment for me. He chuckled aloud uttering the written statement of my
supervisor. I stood there speechless. I am not going to disapprove this
fact but to me, handwriting is rather insignificant in the I.T career
line as we use keyboard to write and communicate. Actually,
this is not my first time hearing this remark. My mom, lecturer,
friends, supervisor, colleagues and even stranger teasingly warned me
before. I guess in reality, this is steps from 'Lesson 101: How to kill creativity'. What else can I say in defiance?
Now, let’s resume to the topic. I appreciate my
internship experience a lot. There are plenty of the aspects and
moments I cherished throughout. Here is the list of them:
1) Environment Flexibility: I
get to travel to a customer’s place(on-site) and also work in the
office(in-house) depending on the supervisor’s assignment. Hence, this
suits my ideal job description of a working balance. I refuse to work
in a confine predictable environment where excitements extinct.
I mainly deal with hardware testing, fixing and research and
documentation (during in-house). Also, some phone support to customer
When on-site, I get to meet people and
usually my tasks are to perform computer hardware and troubleshooting
based on the Job sheets generated by my in-house colleagues. Sometimes,
get to meet 9/10 working chicks1 ;)
Imagine being “stuck-ed in the office” forever.
2) Traveling interests:
Being on-site is exciting because I get to go different places and meet
new faces and places. Occasionally, I enjoy a good cuisine depending on
the place I am assigned. Besides that, being chauffeured in job cannot
be any better. When the distant is long, I take a nap allowably in the
van. Furthermore, I leart from the driver new and express traveling routes to local destinations.
far, I have enjoyed myself in more than 5 shopping complexes and 10
famous restaurants when working on-site. My colleague even thought me
the secret technique of 'Loitering in Mamaks Without Being
Noticed by the Supervisor'. We just made up excuses saying the customer
site requires more thorough diagnosis on their hardware.
I guess I should stop here. My noble uncle who is working in China
came down at 26 September 2008 for a mid-year holiday trip. Yay!
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