Thursday, January 28, 2010

Do 5 before 5

I'm blogging today(during lunch time of course), because I'm quite free compared to last week, and weeks before that. By the way, I just received a confirmation letter for my position as System Integrator. Thank God(reads Allah) for that.

Salary - Money paid to an employee for regular work performed that is supposed to reflect the true value of the employee to the company, but more often resembles a bad joke - urban dictionary.

Did I ever mentioned that this is the first time I feel overpaid(it is NOT that high! or is it because I always get less? hu hu). Before this, even though I never cried it out loud, I always that the company did not pay me as much as I work. My principle is quite simple actually, and I always give the same answer during any job interview. You give me something, then I'll give you something, if not more. Usually it turns out the other way around. Regardless of how lazy I am, or how late I went home, there's always "something" at the end of the month. But most people including me, just like to nag around that the company should pay me this much or this much, although everything should be settled right after they step into the company. We always want more aren't we?

But things a bit different for me now. Going back early is like a crime, at least for me (One more reason is that the office hour officially start at 10). Somehow I just feel unfair to the company, looking at how much they paid to get me to work. And I repeat, its not that high, really. I got bunch of friends who earn more than me, and I respect that. I dont have any formula to calculate the effort I put in against the salary I get. One of the reason I feel this way, most probably because I have been jobless for 3 months before I got this job. It is hard to appreciate something until it is no longer in your possession. Remembering the struggling my family had to go through, makes the appreciation towards the 'rezeki' is higher, and thank God(always reads Allah) for that. And I hope the company feel the same way too.

Rasulullah (PBUH) said(a hadith that people tend to overlook):

“Make the most of five things before five others: life before death, health before sickness, free time before becoming busy, youth before old age, and wealth before poverty.” (Saheeh al-Jaami’)

And yes, you'll never appreciate life until you're dead, but then, it might be a bit too late.

1 comment:

kapla.hodot said...

Congrats! I'm happy for you bro..

Btw, nice blog post..