Wednesday, 16 January 2008


(side note: I curse this office server for not saving the long post i typed a few minutes ago.aarrgghhhhh!!)

A called received from Asni whilst on her way back home from office at about 9.30 pm-ish reminded me of the old practicing days.

Not missing the going to court and being bullied bit but i certainly miss

  • staying back late to finish work
  • after work office gossip session with my ex-colleagues (j & s)
  • bringing back home work (seriously)
  • going to the dude's (real name: yau) office for casual chats, crying and pep talk sessions (speaking of the devil, just got off the phone with him.missing the SRL lots even more *sigh*)
  • going in and out the library looking at journals, statutes and reference book conducting research for submissions and legal opinions.
  • feeling extremely busy
  • the hustle and bustle of Pusat Bandar Damansara
  • The quick lunch bite at Ali Maju or Rice Bowl
  • being the last to leave the office
  • coming to office on weekends

why didn't i stay? I left because i hated feeling used. I left because I hated being bullied. I left because I hated feeling being taken for granted. I left because I hated the idea of being coolies to judges, magistrates, court clerks, partners and senior associates. My feelings were true. After I left, no one left to be bullied, use or to take for granted. They were on their own.

SRL was a great learning curve for a junior lawyer like me. Loved preparing submissions and legal opinions ever since I was just a pupil in chamber. If it weren't for some colleagues giving attitude problem and lack of team work, I would've of considered staying on.

My job now? I am content but not happily elated. Work is definitely challenging on a different perspective and the satisfying bit is I own the job. No more bullying and not taken for granted. Downside is, being attached to Ministry means work is seasonal. As you can observe, frequent blogging means more time, more time means slow-work season.

If I were still practicing, right at this moment I'll be in the midst of preparing JID files for afternoon court session. Yeah, those were the days.

*shuey missing some of her ex-colleagues and the occasional subway sandwich lunch session and evening dunkin donuts session in Pusat Bandar Damansara*


nadia said...

What do I miss most about my former job?

The terms used & not knowing what they mean! Haha.

Shareholders, call&put options, IPOs, share markets, first & 2nd boards, profit sharing, etc.

Skarang dah takde...i kinda miss corporate. Not too much tho. Haha.

Oh, my work pun seasonal. skarang agak busy pulak.

~k.u.c.i.n.g.l.o.v.e.r~ said...

farnee nadia.aku pun tak paham apa kah terms2 yang ko mention tuh.=) looks like u found ur kinda job ey?i envy u'll look weird if i start looking for work from my boss.macam giler kuasa pulak.tapi aku bosan!!ishness...

mardhiah12 said...

cool, shuey. the fact is i used to ask for assignments/ work to do from my manager..hahaha!

masa tu eager fresh grad lagi :p

sekarang dah suka pula slow down sikit2...HAHA..

~k.u.c.i.n.g.l.o.v.e.r~ said...

but i'm bored lar k.aini.serious!!i need work.nanti brain dead plaks..

mardhiah12 said...

i used to worry the same thing :P takut brain dead. we were still contract exec during that time. sbb tu manager tak bagi kerja byk2..but! i was busy for my wedding preparation during that time

bila dah permanent, terus byk kerja woo...

eh, what i'm saying here-lah? maybe moral of the story: you should get married :p

~k.u.c.i.n.g.l.o.v.e.r~ said...

oh no!!!another pressure to get married.akak carik kan lar calon.=p
besides, i still have my kak long yang tak kahwin lagi.hiks..

asniloveschocolate said...

then azmi, now the current company - different environment, similar working hours - i've no complaint tho, alhamdulillah. i think so long as you love what u r doing, then yg lain2, tak jadi hal punye kot?! =) kalau asni kene balik lambat sbb kene buat accounting, hari2 complain rasenye. maths??? plz! hehe!