I am now the newbie at the office. In these unprecedented times, with the current uncertain economic situation, I am thankful to have the opportunity to improve my career trajectory.
Restarting a career 3 years ago after a long break, and post-40s, was hard. It is so challenging that the Government even offers RM1,000 incentives through PenjanaKerjaya to employers who hire unemployed workers aged between 40 to 60 years old.
Dangerous times it is. Even CEOs have to go through a probationary period. Now that I am back in the trenches, so to speak, I need to revisit our previous articles to guide me with my probationary period such as:
- 10 Tips Untuk Menjadi Pekerja Cemerlang
- Tempoh Percubaan dan Pengesahan Dalam Jawatan
- Tips Cemerlang Semasa Tempoh Percubaan (Probationary Period)
Hopefully, I will pass this phase with flying colours.
A New Planner at a New Workplace
Accompanying me on this journey is my Mossery 2020 Planner, unused until this month. As I wrote before, I am now into journaling or writing. Therefore, planners are indispensable items.
Earlier this year, I used a planner that I purchased from Shopee. Unfortunately, the paper was too thin and the planner cover frayed too fast. By June, it already looked battered and abused! Evidently, I need sturdier planner for my everyday use. I am definitely not a gentle user.
Last year, I used BestSelf Co’s 13-Week Best Self Journal. I wanted to get the undated Best Self Planner for 2020, but changed my mind because I prefer to segregate the work-life aspects of my life. Best Self Planner is excellent for those who like to combine personal and professional journals in one book, to reach work-life harmony. However, that doesn’t work for me because oftentimes I need more than a page to cover the whole day. So, I keep a simple diary for self-reflection. Furthermore, the postage for Best Self Planner to Malaysia cost more than the planner itself.
Fortunately, I remembered that I have 2 Mossery 2020 Planners in my stash of books and journals. Initially, I wanted to use them for my LinkedIn course notes, once my current notebooks are filled up. But when this career opportunity came into my life, I’m glad I saved the Mossery Planners for this moment.
By the way, do you know that Mossery is based in Malaysia? They also offer free shipping for orders above USD10.00.
Why do I have 2 Mossery Planners? Hmmm….I’m just lucky, I suppose!
For all who are planning to cast their votes on the 26th September, may you remain steadfast come rain or shine!