Finally got me LP tix. Friend didn’t manage to get Grand Stand tix, but I appreciate his/her help. Thanks a lot! You know who you are. 🙂 Well, we’re now settled for VI Stand tickets. So it looks like I’ll have to take leave on the 15th, and perhaps the 16th to allow myself some cooling off time from work. Hmm.. then I might as well take Friday off too.
It was a rather eventful day today. Just like the last two days, today was a full day of meetings. Before this I haven’t really talked about what I do at work, so I think this time I ought to leak a lil’ more information on that. Being an IT person in a non-IT company, I’m pretty much part of Logistics. Specifically, I support the HR system(s) used for the whole company, and we’re currently undertaking a project to migrate the old systems to a new platform. At the moment, the project team is in the Blueprint phase, where we take all the user requirements and figure out what to do with them.
So we took the entire day today just to discuss Retirement Benefits. And this was to be the last of many many meetings previously held before the whole sign-off next week. I’m kinda glad we’re finally starting to move from talking to actually doing stuff with the new system we have in mind.
While I was supposed to be involved in the meeting from start to end, I probably had to step out so many times that people started to notice. But it should be alright, since they all know I’m such a busy and dependable guy. 😉 The first time I left was to call my mom’s credit card company. I had purchased the LP tix online from Axcess’ website, and there was an error with their MS Access-driven website. So I called them up to find out what the dilly was. Turns out that they were attacked by a virus (figures) and they didn’t exactly apologize, but merely pointed their fingers accusingly at TMnet (duh).
Impersonating my mom wasn’t exactly easy. First off, I’m a guy trying to sound like the opposite sex, and I wasn’t a very good liar either. The operator didn’t seem comfortable, and asked me all sort of questions about her account, which made me almost choke at the end. But things turned out alright, since I just wanted to find out if the ticket transaction went through, and it did. So I called Axcess again and their sweet-voiced website admin, Linda, cleared things up.
Went back to the meeting with a wide grin on my face, only to be pulled out a while later because someone from the lawyer’s office wanted to see me. I thought, horrified, “Did they take action already?!?!” It just turned out that the guy was looking for someone else who had the same full name as mine except for the first 4 characters. Sheesh~ Well, since I was part of HR, I thought I’d help him find the real guy so that they won’t come bother me anymore!!! (this wasn’t the first time).
*my sis just kacau-ed me cuz she wants to watch Audition. yeah, she’s back for the moment. 😛 gonna rush through the rest*
Had a hearty lunch at the mosque, and came back to continue the meeting only to be pulled away by a more urgent task.
Played RISK all night at the Bodhi Tree with Az1, Wan Yee, and of course Merv. Got wiped out 2nd. 😛 Also got a live demo of how to swear, honk, and flash Malaysian drivers at the same time, from Az1-sensei.