Sorry for the lack of posts. Somehow, I can’t find time to draw ideas and write them daily now. Even so, I’ll try my best to post!
Today at work, my boss called me. I thought it was work related but she actually asked me something else.
“What is your career plan?”
I was surprised on the sudden question. Maybe when I was a year ago, I might not be able to answer her question.
“Well, I’m really into writing and I can’t think on doing anything else except to write. My short term plan is I want to write and learn more about writing. ”
I answered something like that. Then, she asked me if I wanted to stay in corporate.
“I’m not really into corporate. I have two years experience in corporate and I don’t really enjoy it.”
Corporate is not really my cup of tea. I have the urge to explain more why I’m not into corporate at all.
First of all, I enjoy writing very much. It may sound stupid because some might say, I can just write while I’m still in the corporate world. There are others that had done something like that. I won’t deny it but why should I stay if I’m not interested at all?
When you are no longer interested to do something, that would affect your productivity at work which is pretty bad news. Therefore, I prefer to write and I know that by writing my productivity is on the roof! Of course by doing something that you interested in or something you like would increase your productivity!
*Somehow this reminds me on one of my training with Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC).
Based on my personality, I am a person that enjoy working with others. Yes, I do enjoy human interaction and I do like to observe them. I can’t stay seated in the office all day long (not literally because I seriously can sit in the office all day long) because I prefer to be somewhere with more interaction and dynamic environment. I realized this few years ago until recently I’m thinking about it again.
Few years ago, I volunteered myself for an anime event, Animangaki. I was in the activity committee and in charge in one of the yearly attraction. It was my first time volunteering in this kind of event and I really enjoyed it! I’m shouting myself ‘Welcome to Animangaki! Come and play Shoudo, Japanese Calligraphy!’ to everyone that passes in front of me! I was standing for 8 hours and such but I didn’t really feel tired! I was having fun and really enjoyed it.
Few weeks ago, I had to help my department in attending a career fair because they had a booth set up. It was a two days event. Again, I was in the fair, greeting and inviting everyone that passes by! ‘Hi, welcome! Interested in Investment Banking?’
I may be an introvert but not in this kind of events. I seriously feel comfortable with the human interaction that was happening in these two events. I was able to observe a lot of things and it inspires me.
I know that in the corporate world, there will be interaction as well but I can’t help it to feel restricted. There are things that may look good on the outside but rotten in the inside. Office politics somehow scares me. It may be good today but will be a stormy day tomorrow. I can’t comply to those invisible rules. That is why some people might find me cold in the office but that is my ‘internal protection’ kicked in. I don’t care what others might say about me but I have nothing to say when it comes to them. I have no interest to be bothered at all.
I might encounter the same thing in other places than corporate. Well, that is true but it feels totally different when it came from the same room with the people you really know. Means, if they talk about you or you talk about someone, that someone might be the person sitting in front of you or in the same room as you. How annoying is that?
So yea, I’m avoiding corporate and seeking a place that need my passion to help them. Salary is a secondary matter, what I want is this passion of mine to be useful and the experience that comes with it.
So, anyone of you enjoy human interaction as I do? Do share!