Finally, some good news for the new year.
I’m not talking about the results of the by-election, but I’ve got some good news from work.
The management was kind enough to declare a two month bonus for everybody, and depending on your performance review scores you would get a factor of that amount.
I’m really happy that the company has rewarded us for a year of hard work. I got an above-expectations performance review score!
A little bit of the money will be used for Chinese New Year expenses, and a bit more will be used to get baby Rachel a car seat. I have given a portion of it to Poey Chin, and the rest will be used to knock down my housing loan balance.
On top of that, I have got a promotion to go along with my additional responsibilities. I’ve been given a team lead role, which is within the assistant manager grade in my company.
Thanks to my immediate supervisors, managers and CTO for their confidence in me.
There is a nice increment to go along with it, but sad to say it does not matter much once you think about inflation.
As a sweet bonus, the company president gave our department a special dinner to encourage us to work harder in our upcoming system implementation.
He had the chef prepare us a 9 course Japanese meal, with ingredients flow in from Hokaido Japan. What a wonderful dining experience. It was my first taste of caviar and 500 ringgit bottle of wine.
This certainly puts me in a nice mood to celebrate the Lunar New Year!
How about you? Did you get any good news too?