Sunday, March 1, 2009

mortality

A colleague of mine died last week..at the young age of 26. He had heart problems..which i think was taken lightly coz he's young and seemingly healthy. He collapsed after a badminton game and died...senang jer. Macam tu lah kita selalu kata...orang yang baik-baik ni senang mati nya. Arwah memang budak baik.

But my posting ni is not a tribute to him. Mumsie sebenarnya tak kenal sangat arwah. So, beyond knowing that dia budak yang baik, i don't know much else about him. Kami tak pernah chit chat pun.

I just want to reflect on mortality and what it means to the people left behind. Like i said, arwah budak baik. So, when he died, those yang pergi melawat cried buckets katanya (I tak pergi melawat coz my handphone was not on that time...another story!). Bosses pun nangis lah, of course. I know Boss No 1 must be broken hearted coz dia memang sayang anak2 buah dia (i would like to believe lah).

Then i heard his desk at the office was cleared by Monday (he died the Saturday before). I was not in office then but i remembered thinking - cepatnya! but i also thought maybe his close friends tak nak tengok tempat dia in the condition as if he is still around. Plus katanya his brother was coming to get his personal stuff. So, OKlah i thought.

then, when i got back to the office, on friday i heard his cubicle is already occupied by a new officer!! Since Tuesday!! and i'm thinking...OOHHH MY GOD!! that fast?? that fast that management cari ganti and moved on???


I think i've said before that i love my job...but bosses is making it so damn difficult to see why it should matter and why i should bother! We are, obviously dispensible...

7 comments:

Busybody said...

Mumsie,

No work no money mah...

zue said...

that is how it is...you go and there will be others to replace you - when you get sick they will visit you..once or twice or maybe three times, you die they will cry at your funeral but after that life goes on. moral of the story, just buat your share of work so that you'll not burden others but don't kill yourself over work, there's more to life than that.

mumsie said...

Ja dear...how i wish i can say that money doesn't matter...bcoz at the end..it does. You're so right!

Zue...memanglah we shouldnt kill ourselves for work..but i'm afraid management will kill us about work!!! entahlaa zue...don't know how much longer i can take this from them...

yatiseman said...

wow, so efficient laa.. never heard that it is faster to get a replacement...

Superwomanwannabe said...

Mumsie...so insensitive. Tunggulah kok ye pun. Morale of staff is not somethng tangible.

Sorry to hear of your dept's loss..26 is very young but i guess he is spared from dosa dosa..

Do you know ros*man and zi*e from Ox*brid*ge- his dad also just died this morning.

Madam Markonah said...

Better be dispensable than not cause if you're indispensable, you may not get a promotion and stay stuck at the same position for years and years just because nobody else can do the job as good as you... Happened to my friend...

Zulaikha said...

Yay. Mak Teh baca ni; http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2009/3/17/central/3466607&sec=central