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I Love You 3000

Baby, take my hand
I want you to be my husband
‘Cause you’re my Iron Man
And I love you 3000
Baby, take a chance
‘Cause I want this to be something
Straight out of a Hollywood movie


I see you standing there
In your Hulk outerwear
And all I can think
Is where is the ring
‘Cause I know you wanna ask
Scared the moment will pass
I can see it in your eyes
Just take me by surprise


And all my friends they tell me they see
You planning to get on one knee
But I want it to be out of the blue
So make sure I have no clues
When you ask


Baby, take my hand
I want you to be my husband
‘Cause you’re my Iron Man
And I love you 3000
Baby, take a chance
‘Cause I want this to be something
Straight out of a Hollywood movie

[Verse 2]
Now we’re having dinner
And baby you’re my winner
I see the way you smile
You’re thinking about the aisle
You reach in your pocket
Emotion unlocking
And before you could ask
I answer too fast

And all my friends they tell me they see
You planing to get on one knee
So now I can’t stop thinking about you
I figured out all the clues
So now I ask

Baby, take my hand
I want you to be my husband
‘Cause you’re my Iron Man
And I love you 3000
Baby, take a chance
‘Cause I want this to be something
Straight out of a Hollywood movie

No spoilers please
No spoilers please

Baby, take my hand
I want you to be my husband
‘Cause you’re my Iron Man
And I love you 3000
Baby, take a chance
‘Cause I want this to be something
Straight out of a Hollywood movie, Baby

No spoilers please
No spoilers please
No spoilers please

And I love you 3000

P/S: I love you tons..


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Menuju Kematangan Dalam Bisnes

Selepas 10 tahun mengendalikan perniagaan, pada tahun 2019 ini cabarannya agak lain sedikit. Boleh dikatakan setiap tahun mempunyai cabaran tersendiri yang meningkat dari semasa ke semasa.

Apa yang paling saya suka dalam menguruskan perniagaan ini ialah problem solving method yang unik dan sentiasa berubah sepanjang masa. Ada framework base untuk problem solving, namun pendekatan adalah berbeza-beza untuk memenuhi keperluan setiap permasalahan.

Kematangan dalam bisnes

Setiap bisnes ada turun naik seperti perbicaraan kita sebelum ini. Pada tahun ini, pelbagai kisah suka dan duka turut tercoret dalam sejarah perkembangan bisnes dalam menuju kematangan. Perkara ini adalah satu keperluan dalam proses bisnes untuk mendapat lebih baik pada peringkat seterusnya yang dipanggil breakthrough. InsyaAllah pada tahun hadapan akan jadi lebih baik daripada tahun ini.

Proses

Sepanjang tahun ini, beberapa model bisnes telah dipraktiskan. Secara keseluruhannya, terdapat beberapa kelemahan yang boleh diperbaiki dan sehingga kini Alhamdulillah kesemua projek berjalan dengan lancar.

Bagi bisnes Event Management and Rental, kerja-kerja operasi diselesaikan dengan ratio: 50% runner dan 50% staff. Dengan ini kos operasi untuk headcount dijimatkan selain memberi kelebihan kepada runner untuk mendapat wang tambahan. Sepanjang tahun ini, paling ramai runner saya pernah handle pada satu-satu masa ialah 19 orang berbanding 15 orang pada tahun lepas. Proses kerja adalah dengan menggunakan trello, whatsapp dan juga telefon.

Bagi bisnes projek-projek IT, kerja-kerja operasi diselesaikan melalui hiring pihak ketiga untuk kerja-kerja core untuk mempercepatkan proses dengan pemantauan rapat bagi keseluruhan projek. Semua projek menggunakan pihak ketiga mempunyai konsultant developer daripada pihak kami. Oleh itu segala keperluan klien dapat dipenuhi selain memberikan khidmat nasihat percuma bagi sistem-sistem yang lain. Lebih banyak projek dan dokumentasi dilihat pada tahun 2020 ini.

Bagi bisnes Konsultansi dan Kursus, pada hujung tahun ini satu perbincangan dengan beberapa Training Center diadakan bagi mendapatakn view cara-cara bagaimana ia dilaksanakan. InsyaAllah beberapa kursus IT akan dilaksanakan pada tahun hadapan.

People

Saya juga telah mempunyai team sales tersendiri yang hebat di mana mereka akan turut sama close customer korporat bagi event-event seperti Majlis Makan Malam, Wedding, Event Places, Hotels, dan juga Taska. Saya amat berbangga dengan pencapaian mereka walaupun keadaan amat sukar dengan ketiadaan saya sepanjang masa untuk guide mereka. Semoga mereka terus berusaha untuk sama-sama mencapai kejayaan.

Walau bagaimanapun, saya merasakan agak tough dan sukar sebenarnya untuk maintain rentak dan pace bisnes jika bekerja secara separuh masa. Satu perkara yang perlu saya lihat dalam view yang akan datang. Untuk mencari dan mengambil pekerja yang betul dengan attitude yang betul (selain daripada gaji yang boleh diterima) agak sukar sebenarnya. Untuk mengelakkan daripada tersalah hiring, kami telah melaksanakan beberapa sesi interview pada tahun ini. Walau bagaimanapun, terdapat 2 calon yang telah diterima dan 2 calon ini juga menarik diri atas kekangan masing-masing pada saat-saat akhir. Namun begitu kami tidak akan berputus asa untuk mendapatkan orang yang sebetulnya untuk bekerjsa bersama kami.

Dengan adanya pekerja-pekerja cemerlang di syarikat ini, kami kerap menganjurkan sesi makan-makan, knowledge sharing, dan lain-lain lagi. Selain daripada itu, target sales juga menawarkan hadiah yang lumayan di samping komisyen yang sukar ditolak.

Technology

Teknologi yang kami gunakan dalam bisnes pada ketika ini adalah teknolgi pengurusan yang biasa. Internally kami gunakan Trello untuk manage pergerakan barang dan juga assign runner.

Kami juga menggunakan framework WordPress untuk kesemua website kami supaya senang untuk manage. Walaupun agak berat berbanding cleancode website, namun wordpress memudahkan untuk maintenance, SSL, selain pemilihan antaramuka dapat dilaksanakan dengan mudah. WordPress juga memberikan fleksibility dan sekuriti selain memudahkan untuk SEO bagi beberapa enjin carian.

Selain daripada itu, Sentrifugo digunakan untuk menguruskan perkara-perkara yang berkaitan dengan sumber manusia. Cuti, pekerja profile, Sijil-sijil berkaitan, dan juga inventori digunapakai di sini.

Bagi hiring, kami menggunakan agen daripada ajobthing.com iaitu Maukerja.my, Ricebowl.my, dan Internsheep.my. Selain itu, bagi kurier kami pernah menggunakan GoGet, dan sekarang BungkusIT selain servis runner dalaman.

Kami juga menggunakan tools yang spesifik untuk kerja-kerja pembangunan IT dan network dan juga ujian-ujian dalam proses pembangunan sistem tersebut.

Sekian sahaja sharing daripada saya untuk penutup tahun ini. Semoga semuanya berjalan lancar insyaAllah.

Semoga dipermudahkanNya segala urusan pada tahun hadapan untuk saya, kami dan para pembaca sekalian. Aminnnn…


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An Open Letter for University Regarding Feedback on Practical Students Part 2/2

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2.0 Attitude

If …you dont have the skillset, that is okay. As long as you have the right attitude that tailor to workplace need. These students should learn how to communicate in a workplace. The situation here is that they are to clingy to each other like they have created their own island and communicate seldom with other staffs.

2.1 Supervisor is your friend

While Im trying to act as a bridge between them and the staffs, I probably has been taken for granted like their “friend” – everything that I corrected is just me being annoyed, because other supervisor (SV) seems like they don’t care. For example when I told them the don’ts and do this, they compared with other SV, which other SV are too busy to tell them those matter. These mindset are what we seen in these student and everyone in the company have been complaining the same thing. The other staffs suggested me being straight as these friendly approach doesn’t seems to work with them.

2.2 Allowance

Let me clarify before we go deeper, industrial practical at government agencies are basically not entitled for allowance. Yes, there is no allocation for allowance, and we salute most of our previous students does not take things for granted.

On the contrary, in this case, I actually gave my practical students allowance. Yes, me myself gave allowance solely because I want to ease her during her practical and I have told her I need her for my part time work. Just to note, I have several link to industries and even without her helping I can still manage. Yes, I do gave her allowance approximately RM500/months and checked with our HR, and they does not have any problem as long it is the SV willingness. So, bear in mind she has allowances unofficially, the same amount for private sector.

2.3 On Reporting

Most of these students doesn’t report to their SV on their progress. Almost every time I need to ask them what have been done and what is their plan. Until several month, I make a rule to my student to see me at 9 am and 4:30 pm everyday for reporting. Even by that rule, she takes for granted at first by not reporting when I am not around several times, but shes getting it as I’m still asking it via whatsapp on those time.

While for other students, their SV have other important project to do, and these students has been given a two week task. Surprise us, no feedback or progress report during that and they came with only a-two-day progress (that we expect) in the end. You see, if the have the right attitude, this can be avoided.

On reporting as well, this students are bind to follow their supervisor order and agency rule. And to my surprise, these students are actually does not know what reporting to-the-right-person-the-right-thing means. Upon my outstation, she followed her friend to do her friend task, while she has been given her own task by me. This is mind blowing for me, as shes not reporting that task, and agency staffs are actually texting me asking whether she is allowed to do that?

When I came to her and tell this, she acted like I am trying to control her. Well, what on earth does she think she can do everything in a company. I’ve discussed with other SV and they lost words and make a face palm. We among ourselves feel exhausted, and some even say never to take UUM students anymore.

2.4 Leave

Long story short, there is an event where I tested my student what if I’m not allowing her to take leave. She said if I do that, she will take an MC and it does not matter as she can buy it cheaper.

I don’t actually mind for a leave, as long as you have the reasonable reason.

Surprise me, are they think they are still in UUM? This is an agency, and they are doing practical. I never tell my boss that I’m gonna take fake MC if he doesn’t approve my leave. And furthermore I did not even take or intended any fake leave during my employment. How could these students think of that?

2.5 Official Attire

As this is government agency, baju kurung is the official attire for them. On certain occasion, you are allowed to wear long pants and shoes like during cabling for network.

Long story short, I have told my student several times that pants and shoes are not official, and they cannot wear it. Subjectively, IT department does not have any climbing job, so it is bind to default of baju kurung.

Several times she wear it, and when I try to bring this up, she is arguing and seeing me as being control. She actually comparing with her friend that can wear (her friend have network cabling task).

Again, is this agency is her father’s?

2.6 Punchcard and Late Coming

They have been given that yellow old school punch card to time track during practical here.

I have asked many times where are those punch card, as never ever in my time students or staffs are allowed taking it anywhere outside the agency premises. This is first crucial mistake that they fail to realize. Many reasons are being given for not showing it to me.

To my surprise, on her last day, six month card and there you go. Many punches are late for every month. Actually Goverment are taking many late as serious cases. And for the last months, more than half of the months are latecoming. Hereby I attached her attendance for you to judge.

2.7 Project Work

As per above, you should have guessed many of them are below expectation on project. Furthemore it could be improve if they have the right attitude.

Upon their final month, we have set a date for presentation and from that moment then we see some seriousness in them. Probably they still thinking that this is UUM, well, at least us thinking that way.

If I keep the list longer I probably havent much time with my family. There is however something that I see the good in them, that is and solely punctual on lunch time. They come back for work before 2 pm.

In conclusion, those aspect of students are never seen in my 10 years in agency. It is probably something new for us that we should address it correctly and for universiti to know their product readiness for the market.

You reap what you sow.

Signing off,

My Name
Supervisor agency for UUM practical students
My Agency Address

CC: IT Application Unit Manager and IT Manager


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An Open Letter for University Regarding Feedback on Practical Students Part 1/2

This is not usual for me to comment on student practical in public, but thinking this is something worth to be shared, then here it goes. Furthermore, this specific uni seems does not care much about it as well.

“I am writing this as a personal open letter solely for UUM intership management with the objective of fair feedback and improvement where applied.

Practical students from UUM can be considered as fresh graduates, as this is their final semester before graduating.

Surprise on Visiting Lecturer

I am quiet surprise at first to know just verbally from my practical student, (perhaps from her whatsapp group I assume), that UUM does not send any visiting lecturer this semester. This matter is quiet dissapointing for us in this agency, as we really hope and appreciate representative from Universities visiting. It shows how university itself concern on their student’s behaviour and skillset, and we are more than happy to share our view on relevant skillset nowadays that student and university should look into. Universities and industries had also build good rapport by having this link.

Thus, I am writing just to let you know these few comments, despite we missed a fruitful discussion with visiting lecturer, based on their six months practical in the agency. There are two major things I want to highlight on with example just so you have the idea.

1. Skillset

The first four weeks are quiet though for us. Sorry to tell this frankly, those product from UUM does not have the skillset, that we think they have, stated in their good marking grades! We have our own Benchmark for practical students, but sadly these students does not have what it takes and does not live to the standard itself. 

For an example, they takes more than 2 weeks to make a simple SQL connection, and some of them does not even know how to kick off the project yet. Most may say Google is a friend, and still there are a lot of IT officers here that are happy to help. Even on requirement of the project they do not understand, nor seek for advice even to clarify again with their supervisor. After two weeks, its a surprise as they brings nothing.

I come to think whether the objective of the practical industry itself is just to gain experience on the industry, not neccessary project-based, but I was wrong.
Surprisingly, this UUM praktikum carries 12 credit hours. This means UUM put a very high hopes that industries and universities and collaborating together to craft a better future. This is highly recommended and respected.

The following month, we have lowered our expectation and a few of us express their disappointment on the student project progress. Anyhow, being positive and taking this to higher challenges, we change our approaches. We thought we should guide them more. We had tried to mix them by changing workplace environment, gave them some group work task such as helping at the front desk, and also giving them a more friendly celebration such as birthdays. In any way, we found that these students does not react as an employee and they are still maintaining the same attitude, mingle among themselves, and furthermore that we suspected, wasting time gossiping about how we treat them.

And this lead to my next comment, on Attitude.

2.Attitude


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I Love You 3000

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Menuju Kematangan Dalam Bisnes

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An Open Letter for University Regarding Feedback on Practical Students Part 2/2

Continue from...
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An Open Letter for University Regarding Feedback on Practical Students Part 1/2

This is not usual for me to comment on student practical in public, but thinking this is...
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