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The Cubicle Director

Halo guys, I figured maybe I should update you guys on whats going on with my career. Not long ago, I tweeted that I quit my job. I was working as a social media executive in an advertising firm, Mindshare Malaysia.

A few of my friends warned me before I accepted the offer from Mindshare. They say working in an advertising firm is like signing up yourself for “No Life”; it literally means that you have no other life besides your working life hahha.

I refused to listen to them because my passion has always been in advertising. I fell in love with advertising back in the States. I was really curious on how advertisers come out with such brilliant ideas to sell their products.

So, I decided to continue my studies in advertising and promotion!

After graduating from the States, I was lucky enough to meet my long lost friend and he introduced me into an advertising company called Mindshare.

Ever since I joined Mindshare, my working hours were so unstable, it was no longer 9-5. It was more than that! ==” I was pretty happy and I felt productive everyday. Besides that, being able to learn new things everyday is really a bonus for me! (I hate wasting time sitting at home doing nothing and the scariest part is that I don’t get to learn anything from it. In another way, I would say no contribution to society == )

I was assigned to the Offline team when I first started but after that I switched over to Social Media.

It was so much fun!! I got to access FB and read blogs during working hours! (Seriously, how cool is that right!)

I have a super helpful and nice mentor! Not to mention, the colleagues were so friendly and we were like a big family!!!

Happy things wont last forever, I know…

After I got engaged, dad decided it’s about time for me to join his company.

He says that I shouldn’t be working late and all after we got married and I need to spend more time with my husband and his family. Well, I agreed! (My family is the typical type of Chinese family a haha)

I asked for another year for me to work in Mindshare but he says No.

Therefore, I quit my job and joined my dad’s company.

This week will be my 2nd week working in dad’s company.

Dad’s company is totally different from what I have been doing. It’s more of a man’s job because it requires me to travel back and forth to Malacca and Shah Alam. We also deal with a lot of factories.

Thank god that I LOVE to travel and I love to drive, so travelling isn’t the big issue for me! phewwww…

Right now the biggest challenge is that I will have to try to change some of the stuff in the office

using the experience that I have learned from Mindshare.

You should know that during our dad’s generation there is no Internet or computer.

They use a lot of fax and also snail mail.

Thank god dad allowed me  to carry out some changes, so  my current task is to list down whatever stuff that needs to be changed and change it one by one ==” I tell you this is the hardest job because you dont know if others will accept the changes or not!! Stress level goes up to 10000!

Everyone has been telling me Im lucky enough to work for my dad because it’s flexible and I cant agree more.


What’s a leave form? wtf hahahaha

Dad changed my position to Director =O!!!!!!

WTF, never thought one day I could be a director of a company. (Ok la not a big ass company but Im pretty satisfied with my current company, not too big or not too small)

Lady boss hahahahah ahemm!

Im learning everything from admin, finance, purchase, HR and etc….

Start from basics…

I promised my mum I will try my best to continue dad’s business after he retires! Gosh…

Im so stressed hahahaha…. (Crazy laugh)

I can do this? I think I can!


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  • Reply tan

    curious on what industry ur dad’s company involves in?

    March 14, 2012 at 12:14 am
  • Reply Edie

    So proud of you. I am an avid follower and i am so glad you are moving up! You are dedicated and i know that you will do well! Congratulations

    March 14, 2012 at 6:41 am
  • Reply bobostephanie

    Halo Tan,
    We are in safety equipments firm ==” Man right hahhaha

    Thanks for the encouragement!!! So sweet of you! hugs!

    March 14, 2012 at 10:20 am
  • Reply Yuen Yee

    wuuhhhhh Bobo miss u la ;(

    March 14, 2012 at 12:23 pm
  • Reply mitsuhiro

    Hi, bobo,
    Congratulations for your promotion! Actually for your position, I have been curious about that so far because you are apparently talented and well-educated, not only cute. 🙂
    I felt that your work experience was so interesting when I read your story. Changing something would be so stressful in general, I believe that you should do well and even enjoy it. Good luck!

    March 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm
  • Reply Amelia

    Jia you, Bobo!! You can do it! 😀 It won’t be easy in the beginning but you will get used to it eventually ^^

    Btw I was also from advertising so I totally understand how it feels like not to have a life outside of work. Lol!! :p
    Thankfully my current job is in a social media company and it’s much less stressful than advertising!

    March 14, 2012 at 12:35 pm
  • Reply bobostephanie

    Yuen Yee, OMG I miss you and pinky so much!!! U know I thought about you guys the other day hahaha… We should have lunch one day!!!

    Mitsuhiro, you’re so nice and thank you for the encouragement hehehehe. =)

    Amelia, where r u from?? heheh Social media is fun!!!!! I miss my old job hehehe Which company u’re working in??

    March 14, 2012 at 1:59 pm
  • Reply coffee

    Yes! you can do it!
    find some way to release stress (such as shopping. hehehe)
    All da best!

    March 14, 2012 at 11:33 pm
  • Reply May Kuan

    I always hope I can have a family’s business to work with so I do not have to slog for other people LOL. Currently an auditor, my working hours are horrible although so far I was quite lucky to have easy jobs. Work hard ya!!!

    March 15, 2012 at 9:59 am
  • Reply Amelia

    I used to work in a few small agencies before my current company. I’m currently working at eYeka. Maybe we’re not totally a social media company per se. We are a co-creation community. I’m in the Community Management Department. Happy with my job cos I got to interact with lots of creative people around the globe ^^

    March 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm
  • Reply me

    All the best! I tried to comment on your previous post to ask which shop sells that awesome chicken rice that you posted but I can’t seem to be able to submit my comment there 🙁

    March 17, 2012 at 7:18 pm
  • Reply Jay

    “And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.”
    ― Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing

    You can do it 🙂 recently ive been appointed director too aaaaand if anything, it’s actually more hours working! You never switch off =/


    March 17, 2012 at 9:37 pm
  • Reply bendan

    Woah~ You’re now a ladyboss!!! Although it’s a hard but I think it’s a good starts!! OMG, I can ever be a ladyboss la. *jellymuch*

    Btw, since mindshare is lifeless, how you schedule everything like dating, blogging, events and all?? Haha!! XP

    March 20, 2012 at 12:08 am
  • Reply bobostephanie

    Coffee- Hehehe so far i have zero stress! If I do I will sure go shopping! hahahaha

    May Kuan- Thank you!!! <3

    Amelia- So happy for you that like your job!! It's very important! Gambateh!!!!!!

    Me- Which post a??? Can you show it to me?

    Jay- Congrats on your promotion! hehehe Take good care ya, director =)

    Bendan- Hahahha not yet not yet... Well, Jo and I always have dinner together no matter how. As you can tell that I blog very little when I was in Mindshare. I dont really have time to do it because by the time I got home all I want is to sleep! I have no events to attend so I'm all good hehehe

    March 21, 2012 at 11:45 am
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