I quit the corporate world in 2014. Yep, as simple as that. I said fuck it to that job and lifestyle.I was a Sales team leader for a multinational company. Love the job, love the authority position I was in, love my colleagues and teammates, I love everything I did and of course the income I was getting. It started with Francis. He was a General Manager at the previous corporation I was working for.Quit that job as well after 2 years without getting any employment contract. I hated the people but loved the product, and I know I can’t grow myself if there are too many rotten tomatoes around me. I started to question myself. Why is life so difficult? Why do they have to be so cruel? Why can’t they appreciate me? Why can’t they be nice to me? Why do they need to make my life so difficult? WHY… I had so many why questions. It was one of the lowest points I had to deal with at that time. I was afraid I can’t get a job. Afraid being out of employment for months and how will I pay my bills. I had nothing on hand. Not long after all those scary thoughts. Francis contacted me during the end of my second week of the chilling period. He said, Racheal since you have nothing on hand, I would like you to join me and my team. You can continue your break. I’ll see you next month with an employment contract ready for you. Felt relieved, grateful and all smiles on my face, jumping up and down with joy and continued to enjoy my break. Took me a month to get bored doing nothing! I was like, Oh my God… I’ve always wanted a good whole month of the holiday but this is getting boring. Since I could only start my first day the following month and I don’t know when will be my next long holiday. I enjoyed my time doing a few laps of swimming in my apartment’s pool. Catching up with long lost school mates and friends over coffee, drinks, and meals.hmmm…………… till the next episode of my story. 😊Thanks for reading!
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
It was June 2016, my lowest point of life before I decide to start teaching swimming. It’s a skill i learnt at the age of 13. I felt left out not knowing how to swim and always hanging onto the sides of the pool wall when everyone else is having fun jumping in. From that day on, I said, I’m gonna learn swimming.
It was about 8 – 9 years ago I decided to practise yoga. I search the web for a yoga studio that makes me go ” This is the place”. I came across a place called Maya Yoga Samudraa. The perfect place for me to learn and start my practise. Here’s my story and journey with Aman Merican who is from a direct lineage from yoga practitioners.
Division manager approached me to share some of his expansion plans. He wants to build a new team wanting to penetrate into a different market and was hoping i’d start to learn the product and start looking for KOLs marketing in this new discipline and eventually lead the team. A team of my own! YES! I was happy to get away from Ms CB. No more in her team, No more doing what she does, No more seeing the same clients as she is. I’ll be having my own team, seeing different bunch of clients. But NOPE!! she didn’t like the fact that I will have more knowledge than her. Because, what I’ll learn in Germany, is not something new but is a field she doesn’t have any knowledge of and it’s completely new in Malaysia. She got jealous of the fact that I’ve been given this opportunity instead of her.
From my last episode of ” The Journey”. I’m gonna name her CB (Crazy B*tch). lol. So, the new employee came and I was responsible for her training. OH COME ON… Of course I did not show her the same treatment as what I got from Ms CB. That’ll be extremely cruel and I wouldn’t do it in a million years. Goodness gracious. I can’t remember her name but she is young and beautiful. Taught her so much, helped her closed deals, introduced her KOL (Key opinion leaders) and yet she took it for granted. For fuck sakes…..
I started creating my own scripts in my head before approaching her. Thinking of all the answers and questions she might ask me back so I have all the answers to those possible questions. Call me over thinking but that’s how you need to deal with her. She has a shot gun with no bullets to use on me. She carries that shot gun every where she goes with me and always on a stand by right next to her. Just waiting to use it on someone. I avoid all possible areas and do not give her a single chance to even lift up that gun!
Day 1 at work! Introducing myself to the whole office. It was a small local distributor company. Feels at home, colleagues are close to each other, bosses are friendly and supportive. I felt good vibes in this company. Division manager then hands me a couple of procedure books to read and learn. Just to give me an idea of what sort of products they sell. After books, then comes the big as catalogues. I had so much of questions, bosses were busy with reports so approached one of my colleague, the one and only team member I have since we were doing the same instrumentation and seeing the same doctors in the same discipline. BUT….. every time I asked her a question, she’ll explain and show me a little, and then she’ll say ” GO AND READ THE CATALOGUE” !!! That’s when the drama starts…..
And so I resigned and left my first medical company. I Had no employment on hand, with only 2 years of medical sales experience. I was still a newbie in the industry. I spoke to a couple of my colleagues and got their advise and I still can’t decide anything. I was a little lost but wasn’t feeling worried. I knew if I start searching, I could get a job somewhere. After my resignation was announced, the division manager of a different team approached the general manager and I was called into her room.