Transfer Orders

The first thing that happened to me when I reported for work was that I got slapped with transfer orders. I received a memo that told me that I was transferred to another department effective today. This is actually the first that I have been told of the transfer. Nobody told me anything about any transfer and the only inkling that I had that it was happening was that I had heard rumours from others. In fact, when I first returned from my hospitalisation, I was immediately asked why I was getting transferred. I seriously had no idea what was happening.

I was told by my colleagues that it should not have been handled this way. My manager should have spoken to me about this transfer, and the new manager should have come to speak to me about the transfer as well, prior to being transferred. Unfortunately, none of that happened. The only time that I had heard anything official about the transfer was the official memo that I got today from HR. HR finally summoned me to meet them and my former and new bosses after I had already moved my ass into the new department. They are truly screwed up with their procedures. There is no wonder that HR is officially fucked up in every organisation.

Regardless, I followed the orders and packed my stuff and immediately went to report to my new boss. To some other people, my transfer is seen as a good thing. I am still ambivalent about it as I had not requested it. You see, the department that I have been transferred to is the only department that is generating income for the organisation. This is evident the moment I stepped into the office. Each person had at least two monitor screens on their desks – nice big screens too. They also have pretty high end machines each. However, the change in environment is more than just about computers. In fact, I keep hearing people speaking in Mandarin and Cantonese all the time instead. I guess that I have to brush up on my speaking skills soon.

As for my new colleagues, I already knew them before this. In fact, I had already befriended all of them before joining the department. We always seemed to end up in the same team-building and training sessions. So, we have already developed a friendly rapport. In fact, the only person in the department whom I have never met before is my new boss, who is the only unknown quantity. According to most of my colleagues, my new boss is quite a good fellow, with lots of technical knowledge and can actually take criticism. So, we should hopefully have little problems working together.

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Shawn Tan

Chip Doctor, Chartered/Professional Engineer, Entrepreneur, Law Graduate.

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