After the show


Fresh Air

I need fresh air..
Lembab, pengap, perih..
It has been 4 months here


F bukan P

Kemaren aku interview salah satu kandidat banquet crew..30 menit, waktu yg cukup lama dari biasa..karena dia jawab pertanyaanku lucu bgt and polos, sunda banget..
Interviewer (I)-Candidate (C)

I :Waktu di Mercantile club dulu anda pernah melayani tamu VIP
C : Iya bu dulu saya pernah Pi ai Pi
I : Vi ai Pi mas bukan Pi ai pi, trus setting ruangan apa saja yg anda tau ?
C : ada U shape, Pi Shape (V shape), round table, buppet (buffet)..
I : Buffet maksudnya..
C : iya itu bu..
I : Trus anda tau jenis2x appetizer ? tolong sebutkan ?
C : presh pruit ( fresh fruit), pren praise
I : apa itu pren praise ?
C : itu bu kentang goreng..
I : french fries..ya ampyunnn..

Wah hari itu aku menahan abis, terlepas jawabannya benar atau salah..


Interview

2 years ago..In the early morning when I will go to my office by bus number 213
my mobile was ringing,
Interlocal phone from sidoarjo, I thought from my parents..
In the middle crowded pasengger I tried to understood the conversation..
It is calling from employer in sidoarjo..funny conversation in the
begining..

employer (E ): This is from XXX Indonesia
iae : Yes..mikir.dot.com (perusahaan apa ya…&^$#@!)
E : I sent you application form in your email, please fill up and sent it back
iae : oke, but how do you know my email address
Hening sesaat… no body answer..
employer : We have HR position which is you applied..
iae : oiyaaa..kan saya kirim cv ya..OMG..(Ooo…My God) So silly

1 weeks later …
I have invitation to have 1st interview
I’m dressed for sucess (I thought)..Black blazer, miniskirt + black stocking, High
hell as well 🙂

So confidance in the begining but I shame a lot in the last conversation ..:(
This is the short quotation

E : You know the position you had applied..?
iae : Yes I know
E : You know we are manufacturing company..
iae : Yes
E : Look at your dressed, I know you are working in hospitality industry..but I think your dressed not suitable
This is saturday, we don’t dress so formal..
(waktu itu interviewernya pake kaos berkrah)
iae : (mendadak stockingku basah karena keringat dingin)..
Iiihh..bawel lgan mene ketehe..baru kali ini ada interview pake dress code..

Until I back to jakarta I still remembered the interviewer statement..
3 days I could not sleep..he..he… then I decide to emaling him..
then he replies in the short answer..

1 week later I’ve got 2nd Interview …I thought he is the HR manager..
White skin & cubby…young man..hmmmm this guy smile so warm..different with the guy I met in the begining 🙂
He give me question bout mathematics
9 plus 3 is..
9 times 5 is..
9 times 12 is..
etc..
Well eventhough I got A in statistic..I can’t answer the question directly..
Then he give me another challenge
He write something in the paper and then ask me to analyze his personality..
Weleh..aku kan gak pernah belajar graphology..
This is interview looking for HR officer or kindergatten teacher..hmm..mm metodhe yg aneh..

Then a day after..I recieved a call from the 1st interviewer..he offering me a job..
We offer you a job..bla2x..please check your mail for detail offfering..
Ok thanks sir but I can’t check now..I dont have internet access in my office..maybe tonight I will check..
I cant wait any longer you must decide it..My bos will go to swedia so if you interest with our offering you must decide as soon as posible or I can offer someone else …
Ini orang kejem bener mau nawarin kerjaan..
Ok sir I will go to warnet..to check your offering..
Berangkatlah aku siang bolong kewarnet naik angkot dgn alasan mau kebank
Setelah cek email aku langsung balik ke kantor..
Sampai kantor baru sadar kalo dompet and buku tabungan ketinggalan..
OMG..jadilah balik lagi naik angkot ke warnet lg..
Trus balik lagi ke kantor naik ojek..dgn baju basah kuyup berkeringat..

Then on 1st August I offically starting on that company
It is just little bit shock in the begining..
The guy who interviewed me in the begining sitting next to me..whhuuuuaaa takut……So Cool
I just realized that he is the HR manager..ha..ha..ha

He is messanger of the goodness
This article attribute to you..thank you for guidance..

Just want to memorize the blessing experience..and look at the mozaik I had collect



Farewell Mark



After 11 months training in ECCO Indonesia, Mark will continue the program in other ECCO Unit.
We prepare small farewell party before he left..and also give him batik for souvenir..Here is his action with Batik

L-R : Erika-Me-Mark


Yellow = Cheap

This morning I have meeting with Mark Jensen, International Trainee from DK. Ake should give introduction to him but unfortunately he must going aboard. Then he ask me to give Administration Division brief. The brief only take 15 minutes, but we spent more than that..We also talked about Indonesia culture..Mark was very enthusiast when he take BEcak..he said the cost is very Cheap…Kasian si abang becak pasti ngos2xan genjot becaknya..la wong yg naik segede itu…:)


When I explained about BMW operator training, the slide shown that the training shirt is on combination yellow & black colour.
Here is our conversation :

mark : “is that mean that they (operator) are cheaper”?

iae : What ???#!*$!! maksoed loe ?

mark : See the operator clothes ? Yellow and black. In DK that colours means cheap. When you go to the
hypermart.They use yellow color to describe that the price is cheap..

iae : Mikir *) dot.com..=>iya juga siih di supermarket Indo juga gitu, cuma selama ini gak ‘Ngeh’ aja

iae : We used yellow shirt it doesn’t mean that they are cheaper, Totally wrong. We used that colour only for eye
catching clothes. We expect that they are easy to find when they have activities in the forest…

mark : ooo…I see….