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I am now the newbie at the office. In these unprecedented times, with the current uncertain economic situation, I am thankful to have the... A New Planner at a New Workplace

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.

Probationary Period

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:

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.

Best Self 13 Week Journal in a Box

13-Week Self Journal by BestSelf Co.

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.Β  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.

Mossery 2020 Planner

New office keys with a keychain and planner reserved for this new start

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!

Zurainny Ismail

Previously an IR consultant focusing on industrial harmony, she now serves as a Legal Manager. She still loves exchanging ideas and thoughts with others on many subjects. An occasional knitter and an aspiring crooner.

  • Zarini

    September 14, 2020 #1 Author

    All the best and have a great journey at your new workplace sis. Im so jealous reading this, miss my old office and i just love being an employee πŸ™


    • Zurainny Ismail

      September 15, 2020 #2 Author

      πŸ˜€Thank you for your kind wishes Zarini!πŸ™Whether contributing as an employer or as a homemaker, I find both experiences enlightening, definitely worth journaling about.πŸ₯° Above all, I hope u will get your heart’s desires dear.😊


  • NA

    September 13, 2020 #3 Author

    New adventure, new surroundings and even new work.
    Hopefully you will be success and learn along the journey by jotting down in the journals.


    • Zurainny Ismail

      September 15, 2020 #4 Author

      πŸ˜€Thank you dear NA! Definitely will continue to practice journaling as a tool for self- reflection & self-development.πŸ‘


  • Azhafizah

    September 8, 2020 #5 Author

    Cantik cover planner tu. Semoga dipermudahkan segala urusan kerja akak di tempat baru. Aaminn


    • Zurainny Ismail

      September 9, 2020 #6 Author

      Aamiin….Thanks dear! Cover planners Mossery mmg menarik!


      • Azhafizah

        September 10, 2020 #7 Author

        You’re welcome.
        Yup, semua fancy lah.


  • Tukang Kebun

    September 6, 2020 #8 Author

    Semoga semua urusan dipermudahkan.
    I remembered how anxious I was when I didn’t work for years and started working again, InsyaAllah adapt quickly.


    • Zurainny Ismail

      September 9, 2020 #9 Author

      Aamiin….Thanks for your doa. Waa…. you were also on a career break before? Though I’ve returned to work since 3 years ago, I still feel dupdup….. Adapting to a new work culture and environment is challenging.


  • Jimmy

    September 5, 2020 #10 Author

    What a wonderful article and it gave me a positive vibe and good motivation story. Previously I worked in infrastructure construction and maintenance industry in one of the top GLC Cooperate. It was a good experience until it when under through cooperate restructuring and I was one of unlucky person. After that I bounce back myself and make a career changes, So I managed to join multinational company serve in O&G sector last year and working for industrial construction project at Sungai Udang. Until Convid-19 hits Malaysia, due to uncertainty economically event, I was unfairly terminated since early MCO was initialed. I felt devastated, unmotivated and morally down, not only I lost a job, but the they unfairly dismissal by giving me back dated notice of termination “End of employement on 29 April 2020” I received on the Termination Notice latter official on 24 July 2020 it’s clearly againts Section 12 EA, 1955. Back then, event I received my last salary for April 2020 on 8 May 2020, it’s clearly the company also unlawful breach the section 13, 19, 20 & 21, EA, 1955. Long story short, I already make official complaint to Department of Labour, and my first hearing will be 10 September 2020 for Labour Court..

    P/s: If anyone wonder why I didn’t go for Industrial Court, because I didn’t want my position back, I felt betrayal and unmotivated to go back to work, instead I claim for termination benefit and indemnity payments..


    • Zurainny Ismail

      September 9, 2020 #11 Author

      Hi Jimmy, thanks for sharing your experience here. So many are also facing similar situation. I really hope you’ll get to join a better team soon. All the best in your Labour Court hearing tomorrow.


  • anies

    September 3, 2020 #12 Author

    selamat berjaya tau! πŸ˜‰


  • Zumal

    September 2, 2020 #15 Author

    Good luck and all the best


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