Its been a long time since I last updated my blog.
Reasons are that my working time is from 10am - 10pm.
I then have my dinner and start doing plannings and giving feedbacks about my experience to my manager.
This always ends at 1:30am.
It'll be about 2am when I reached my hotel room and its time for bath and sleep as I'll have to wake up at 9am the next day.
This kind of life lasts for weeks, for as long as my roadshow is on.
How to write blog??!!!!
Working hard is one thing, my manager also sayang us alot.
In order to make up for the hard work we put in for the entire day, he made sure he get us a nice hotel within our budget.
This time in Kangar, we stayed at T-Hotel in Kuala Perlis..just opposite the jetty to Langkawi.
Hotel by the sea
Pardon the low quality photo. Phone camera sucks.
This is really nice as we can relax by facing the sea after a hard day's work.
Often times, I envy those people I meet around the hotel.
Because they're all on holidays GOING TO LANGKAWI!!!
Yet I'm stuck working.
But its okay. Though I'm away for work, I'm much better off than most of you.
Because this is what I'll see everyday on my way to work!!
Okay, I'm just trying to make everyone jealous so that I'll feel better working away from home.
If you don't know yet, my job requires me to travel to the Northern Region often.
By often, I mean 2 weeks MINIMUM.
I've been away for work since April 7,2010 and will be back on May 10,2010.
Thats 1 MONTH AND 3 DAYS!!!
I had to leave my family;
I had to leave my girlf;
I had to leave my friends;
All because of work, but its okay..
We must sacrifice for everything we get.
For this, I'm now sacrificing my precious time with my family, girlf, and friends to work while learn about sales and management from my manager.
My manager is a really nice person (:
I've been wearing this everyday
So its back to work now!!
If you happen to ask "Why is Leslie blogging when he said he's working?"
The answer for you is "Today is report writing day, I'm just taking some time to keep you updated.
Till next time!!
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Frosted on the imprints of an ice slate by Leslie at 17:33
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
*Lost at sea*
Once again, Tissue Paper Sailor lost his compass.
Long working hours and being away from home caused this.
Usually, tissue paper sailor will do some planning during the weekends so that he knows what will he be doing for the following week.
Tissue paper sailor hasn't been doing that lately as he had been working for the pass 14 days.
This is a part of his training and it is pretty vigorous.
Its one of those emo days again as tissue paper sailor felt lost and didn't know what was he doing anymore.
Luckily he had almost the whole day off today so that he can have his alone time to gather all his thoughts.
Hopefully he will find his compass again and is able to go home because he misses his family, girlf, bestie sanitary pad, and friends.
To be continued...
Frosted on the imprints of an ice slate by Leslie at 14:50
Friday, 9 April 2010
Today's Day 1 of my sales job, starting to miss my camera now.
Although I don't touch her everyday, she remains by my side everywhere I go.
Now, I start to lose the feeling of her presence. I don't like it.
*I'm talking about my camera*
I want to bring my camera along so that I can snap a photo or two for my blog.
But I just can't, it'll be too troublesome and I won't be able to commit 100% to my job if she follows me.
*Btw, I'm still talking about my camera*
Okay, I wanted to snap how I'm dressing for my 1st day of roadshow, but my phone camera sucks big time!!
The photo can't even be seen clearly!!!
Oh well, no choice la. No photos today.
Like the title said, day 1 report card.
I've sold nothing today, my team hasn't too.
It isn't about the price, it isn't about the product,
Its not even about the place, nor the customers,
Its about the promotion, how do I bring the message across to the customer.
I've found some problems about me, Mr. Barry (my manager) knows it. *cuz I told him larr!!*
I've been very blessed that Mr. Barry has been willing to teach, guide, and coach me all the way.
By night, he identified some of my problems and mistakes and corrected me.
He even taught me how to make my sales call.
A very good man indeed.
Although there's no sales today, but there's nothing to be sad about.
I've learned something today. I will learn something tomorrow.
By the end of my roadshows for the month, I'll be learning 20 things already.
Its just an ongoing, never ending learning process.
Oh oh!! I'm so lucky that Eewen is back in Sungai Petani for the weekend!!
She brought Mr. Barry and I for some good food, we took about almost 3 hours just to eat.
Bringing Mr. Barry along means I can leave my workplace without guild. hehe!!
But..but..I do work hard k!!! Other than eat, we're also working on other things.
So no one can say that I don't work well. hehe!!
Anyways this will be my report card of the day.
I'm not embarrassed about the 0 sales.
It just means that I'll have an improvement even if I sell 1 tomorrow.
But that's not gonna happen, I'll sell more than 1.
Will be always thinking about the day that I can close more than 30 boxes of sales.
That'll be my target...for now (:
*Pray pray pray*
Frosted on the imprints of an ice slate by Leslie at 01:21
Thursday, 8 April 2010
Its been some time since I last blogged, my blog traffic plunging down the drain too.
But nevertheless, I'll continue to try to blog as often as I can.
Something about my life is..My life is changing.
As many of you know, I've been working since February.
Some argued that its March because February happens to be a holiday season and I didn't work much that month.
Fine, March it is..
I've been working for a month. Been in the office for a month.
Because I've been in the office..and home, I can still bring my DSLR out for a snapping session to post it on my blog.
But lately, things changed..
I'm currently in Sungai Petani, Kedah.
Will be in the Northern Region for the next 20 days.
Why, you asked?
Because I'm a product consultant.
I have to be out in the field (namely the Northern Region for now..) to check the condition of my customers' bones and recommend my company's product if they need it.
Yes, its a sales related job and it may require lots and lots of persistency.
Because of my job, I wouldn't be able to bring my DSLR along.
However, I'll still try to snap photos, not from a DSLR but from my phone.
It'll definitely be of poorer quality, but who cares right?
I care actually..but I have no choice.
So please bare with me for awhile, I'll try to get all my things settled and manage my time.
Then, I'll be able to bring you peeps nice blogposts with photos in it.
Please do visit again from time to time!!!
Frosted on the imprints of an ice slate by Leslie at 00:50