Monthly Archives: March 2012

Let us move forward

Of late, we have seen several corruption allegations being exposed by our newspapers involving our leaders during their past assignments in the government. While I feel such issues need to be brought to the limelight and dealt accordingly, I also feel we need to draw a line on how far we want to continue to delve into our past. Such incidences can cause mistrust between the government and the people and thus lose faith in the system and this doesn’t bode well for our small society. Yet we cannot forget them either because these people have allegedly usurped their powers for personal gain in breach of the sacred duties entrusted upon them to serve the Tsa-Wa-Sum. So it is important to see an end to such issues at the earliest, for the good of the people involved themselves, as well as for the country as a whole.

My personal opinion however, is that when more and more of such cases come to the limelight involving our leaders who are presently in power, it will severely hamper and paralyze the effective functioning of the government. How far are we going to be haunted by our past? As a least developed country we have miles to go and a lot to achieve and if the government is bogged down with responding to allegations and proving themselves right, how and when is it going to work for the country and the people?

Back then, checks and balances in the system were probably not as effective and people in leadership positions were vested with ultimate powers and thus I am sure there will be many more such cases if we keep on digging our past. I for one do not believe that a newspaper could carry such malicious stories for the sake of business and sensationalizing an issue for I am sure they must well understand the dire consequences of doing so especially in a small society like ours.

As a citizen, I am personally willing to forgive and forget as long as a case is not pending in a court of law. Why unearth the past when we have enough to do for the present and the future?

BUT people involved in such cases must realize for themselves, take moral responsibility and retire and refrain from active political life and positions of profit. That would be their greatest service to the Tsa-Wa-Sum. We need to move forward, our country needs to move forward, please allow us to move forward. We cannot afford to be haunted by our past and jeopardize our future. But if people still choose to run for power and occupy positions of profit, they must be ready to face the flak. But alas the country and the people will be the real losers!

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10 Rules For Getting Guaranteed Promotion Without Any Hard Work

1. Never walk without a document in your hands

People with documents in their hand look like hardworking employees heading for important meetings. People with nothing in their hands look like they’re heading for the cafeteria. People with a newspaper in their hand look like they’re heading for the toilet. Above all, make sure you carry loads of stuff home with you at night, thus generating the false impression that you work longer hours than you do.

2. Use computers to look busy

Any time you use a computer, it looks like “work” to the casual observer. You can send and receive personal e-mail, chat and generally have a blast without doing anything remotely related to work. These aren’t exactly the societal benefits that the proponents of the computer revolution would like to talk about but they’re not bad either. When you get caught by your boss – and you *will* get caught — your best defense is to claim you’re teaching yourself to use new software, thus saving valuable training dollars.

3. Messy desk

Top management can get away with a clean desk. For the rest of us, it looks like we’re not working hard enough. Build huge piles of documents around your workspace. To the observer, last year’s work looks the same as today’s work; it’s volume that counts. Pile them high and wide. If you know somebody is coming to your cubicle, bury the document you’ll need halfway down in an existing stack and rummage for it when he/she arrives.

4. Voice Mail

Never answers your phone if you have voice mail. People don’t call you just because they want to give you something for nothing – they call because they want YOU to do work for THEM. That’s no way to live. Screen all your calls through voice mail. If somebody leaves a voice mail message for you and it sounds like impending work, respond during lunch hour when you know they’re not there – it looks like you’re hardworking and conscientious even though you’re being a devious weasel.

5. Looking Impatient and Annoyed

According to George Costanza, one should also always try to look impatient and annoyed to give your bosses the impression that you are always busy.

6. Leave the Office Late

Always leave the office late, especially when the boss is still around. You could read magazines and storybooks that you always wanted to read but have no time until late before leaving. Make sure you walk past the boss’ room on your way out. Send important emails at unearthly hours (e.g. 9:35pm, 7:05am, etc.) and during public holidays.

7. Creative Sighing for Effect

Sigh loudly when there are many people around, giving the impression that you are under extreme pressure.

8. Stacking Strategy

It is not enough to pile lots of documents on the table. Put lots of books on the floor etc. (thick computer manuals are the best).

9. Build Vocabulary

Read up on some computer magazines and pick out all the jargon and new products. Use the phrases freely when in conversation with bosses. Remember: They don’t have to understand what you say, but you sure sound impressive.

10. MOST IMPORTANT!!!:

DON’T forward this to your boss by mistake!!!

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