Funny isn't it when your dad just called in to tell you that he just won another quality award at his department; and you are just another demotivated employee at your workplace. That it's no longer fun working in a place where after layers of transformation, everything goes back to square one. Ah, all the windows of opportunities that we lost, all the golden eggs that we might have hatched.
At this very time when tech has gone flat, where Moore's Law has only created chaos for business, everything looks uncertain and risky. When career change is another escapism thought to forgo all the negative ideas I am having about my current work, I couldn't just simply discontinue some great plans I've planned. Someone wise once told me that I should just hang in there, be patient, do things right, do the right things, and all the nice things will happen. For now, maybe it's a good idea to 'hang in there', but one thing for sure, I am keeping my options open.
Or maybe, I should just say goodbye to this place, just like the Friends casts and NBC decision to put a stop to their successful show. Go read today's Newsweek article on how NBC is in jeapordy of losing out their Thursday night's Must See TV slot. Thursday is the night for the network to spill all the ads and promos for the weekend shows. Wonder what would be the new hit on NBC after Friends. They had Seinfeld, then Frasier, which also at its last season, and the remaining few episodes of Friends. And that leaves us with "Joey", a spin-off from Friends. So, should I be like Joey and stay with this same thing I've been doing? LeBlanc has got this to say in the article “I can think of worse fates than being Joey forever". Sad isn't, it?
Or should I take on Alfredo advise to Toto in Cinema Paradiso when he told him to leave the small Sicilian town for Rome, never to come back, never to write, and build a new life because the place is cursed and has nothing more to offer him. Being one of great Alfredo's advice that wasn't quoted from John Wayne or from any other actors, Toto made it big in Rome and became the most successful director in Italy. There probably lies some pointers.
Making the connections between "Losing Friends" and "Cinema Paradiso" to one's life is clearly not a good idea I suppose, but when they hit it at the right time, they do matter and make sense!
Anyway, Congratulations Bapak for another inspirational award that you won!