Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Short & Sweet: Ep. 5 - How does work life balance end?

It ends when…
















































When the company gives you this…

36 comments:

Planet of the Monyets said...

they have got your soul

Linda said...

24 hours a day, 7 days a week....

day-dreamer said...

HAHAHA true, that's why my dad wasn't that keen when his company said they might give employees Blackberries or sth along the line. :P

mh said...

Too right!! And if they don't....never ever voluntarily disclose you have bought one - even if you are a die hard techie!!

MKL said...

This is berry good, Zewt. You're a big shot now, next thing will be a Mercedes S-class :P

deusXmachina® said...

owh blackberry.....i love u

hikazew® said...

the good news is this BOLD2 hangs when u r reading email and you recieve an sms or another notification

sophie said...

confirmed you are a slave now!

dy said...

lol!! ok mah... i got one more BBM friend jor!! HAHAHAHhhhh

~aSstHa~ said...

wahahahhaa... yes... u r bound... countless times hv i gone out for dinner/drink wit my ex-boss n dat thing der takes up at least 50% of her time... either BBM-ing, replying mails or answering calls... there goes life as u know it... kekeke...

U-Jean said...

I just want a blackberry so I can twitter in class

Jerine said...

Lucky you, my company only give me t-shirt

eiling lim said...

that is the ultimate reason why I have a blackberry and refused to access my emails through it. haha! all the best!

ON9LA1 said...

My company gave me one too but I try very hard to ignore the numbers on my mailbox icon on weekends... which errr kinda defeats the purpose of owning one... hahaha...

Huei said...

hahaha i would want one...just cos it's a gadget n i've never used a bb before =P

missironic said...

Uh oh.. can't pretend u werent able to read mails anymore... UNLESS ur BB don't know how come, battery went dead. :P

But then, on personal thought, I think it is a cool gadget. ;)

darkcherryvelvet said...

thanks for dropping by my blog. had a good read on ur entry about the world going faster. i suppose it's up to us how we handle time..hehe!

oohh, now u've got to balance ur time eh? i feel with the bb, it's always gonna be work time cos ur bosses will always have u on call! but if i had a bb, i wouldn't mind. i'm a bb fan!

M.E. said...

Hi Zewt,

It applies also for laptops, pagers and whatever gadgets given by the company.

For the sales team; the more expensive the gadgets they hold, the more they smoke.

To think that during freshie years, my friends would compare how high-end the gadgets are provided by the companies.

Irony.

uncle james said...

Dear Zewt,
Look on the bright side...it means the Comapny have put a much higher value on you.

You have become indispensable to the Company. And that is a powerful statement of your capabality.

Don't listen to all the negative comments, they are just jealous of your rise up the Company ladder.

Way to go , man !!

InjusticeSistem said...

Fantastic eh, now if u don reply ur mails ard 9-10ish pm, ur boss will noe u r having sex and he will not be happy cos he aint gettin any.....
And judging by da number of emails replied ard tat time, u can safely assume most ppl hv lousy sex life, 5 min of wham bam thank you maam n back to work on my BB......
Haih...modern slavery....now it has officially enter our bedroom as well....hahahahah

Anonymous said...

fuck u la uncle james...lol

niQue_naQ said...

lucky now they give the small and slim blackberry, last time i had to lug around that big bulky nokia comunicator! very annoying, cant fit into yr pockets, cant fit into yr dinner handbag, heavy as a brick haihh..work life balance? what work life balance?? hehe :p

kyh said...

i think a N97 suits me more. hehee

fufu said...

wow.... nice!!! i also wanna get a new phone but have no money ><

ronaldo said...

wah! high-flyer now, yahh.
don't forget the dribbling.

plain jane said...

sighhhh, been there, doing that. welcome to the dark side.

word verification: beriz

coincidence? i think not, its the dark forces at work...

Unicorn Girl said...

How I wish the company that I work for treats me the same way as yours .........!!! sigh !

Life for Beginners said...

Totally.

(Devil has one, so I know from second-hand experience. Sighs.)

Mickeymiao said...

lol

Rashikaps said...

Goodness! :D This a leash.. no mistaking that. :D Maybe a sign of indispensability .. but most people want/need time to enjoy the money they earn ..

~aSstHa~ said...

oOoOoh... I fergot... there was this one time when I was still working under my ex-boss n she jz came back fr her b'ness trip n d minute she turned her BB on... the bloody thing went berserk... in less then a second it kept vibrating... everytime she wanted to open to view a new mail... another one keeps coming up... reason bhind it was bcos the server back in d ofis went berserk n kept replicating one mail every second... u can guess how much her BB was vibrating dat nite.. she had 2 turn d damn thing off... by the time she got to the guys handling d servers we'd clocked a tota of 17,000 mails... i say we bcos all mails are cc to every one of her staff... really FOL but mostly FHL more cos it made her BB a vibrator for d night... *giggles*

zewt said...

Planet of the Monyets - they had it long ago.

Linda - 60 minutes an hour...

day-dreamer - hahaha, pro and cons lah...

mh - why would someone voluntarily disclose? :P

MKL - now, i dont mind a mercedes :P

deusXmachina - get one get one :P

zewt said...

ON9LA1 - changed nick?

huei - better get iphone, really.

missironic - cool, i agree... :)

darkcherryvelvet - when you have one, then u might just regret it :)

M.E. - yeah, ironny indeed. i still remember how i was so happy when i got my work e-mail. now, i really hated it.

uncle james - hello there. thanks for the compliment :)

zewt said...

InjusticeSistem - hahahahah... what a way to put it. i shall try not to reply mail during those "prime" hours :P

anon @ 5/2 5.02pm - please do not be rude. last warning.

niQue_naQ - hello there. your nick is quite difficult to type :) work life balance is a myth :P

kyh - for now... :)

fufu - you spend it all on your travels mah :)

ronaldo - dribble with step overs like you :)

zewt said...

plain jane - hahaha... seriously!!!??!

Unicorn Girl - dont worry, i am sure you will get there some day.

Life for Beginners - devil?

Mickeymiao - :)

Rashikaps - i certainly do need MORE time and money :)

~aSstHa~ - replying... agian... hahahahaha.... FHL hahahaha... vibrator... LOL !!!!!!

eiling lim - BB with no e-mail, no use right?

zewt said...

hikazew - i guess mine wont hand, not bold...

sophie - modern version of it...

dy - add me lah.

~aSstHa~ - sigh... such are slavery tools, isnt it?

U-Jean - hahaha... i prefer iphone for that.

Jerine - do you wear it?