Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Winning the battle but losing the war

I think this is the most suitable quote for my hubby's working situation in Doha. I think this will be his ever long war with the PD of the project and will only ends if the PD 'KO' or the project finished or better, the PD abducted by alien *LOL*

After some encouragement from his Contract Manager & a colleague and constant eruption from me, he manage to write an email to relevant department to sort out his Home Leave flight. Now he is back to Qatar Airways (winning the battle point) but he has to travel to KL on 31/5 (Thursday night) and go back on 11/6 which is on a Monday midnite flight (losing the war point).

Why I say it's losing a war because we were supposed to go on a family trip on that 9/6 and come back KL on 10/6. With his flight on that Sunday night (have to check in 3 hours before flight), this is impossible. I don't like to rush a journey & it's not safe as well. You know how people will drive fast when they are in a rush...

So, all I can say is, change the plan and make sure his Sept & Dec HL are 14 days with no negotiation. And now I hope for the best for the June HL... only 2 weeks to go...

Just like his Contract Manager said, " If all the people take action, things will not get to the worst. If not, you will be bullied by the PD " ( I put it in my own words lar....me not so canggih to remember her words)

Updated @ ( 23.05.07 ; 1.41 am)

For my Hubby : Dear, I am proud on what you have done and although we loose something, at least you fight for it. Love you always ...

2 comments:

cairo's mommy said...

hahaha, i remember what happened the last time u got the wrong time for plane boarding :p

anyway, good for u... i think hehehe

gerald said...

There is no action being taken by HQ and the Managing Director after i wrote an email to them. Tomorrow my manager is going to talk to the MD directly about our entitlement which is slowly taken away from us. The PD is the king now. he can do whatever he wants. HQ? You think they want to get their hands dirty? This is what I called a disfunctional management.