The company allocates a mere rm25 per person for the manager to take the team out for a lunch/dinner every quarter. This rm25 covers only for regular employee. So, the other day, to "celebrate" my promotion and of course to use this fund, I took the team out for a lunch in Shogun, a Japanese buffet in 1U, Bonnie being very enthusiastic about it. She has been bugging me non stop about taking her out to lunch because of my promotion. Bonnie's skin is harder than Superman's skin, so there was no surprise there. I usually just smiled at her. One day, I just can't stand her greedy nagging. I stare at her and with a conspiratory tone to pique her interest, I whispered in her ear - did you take me out to lunch when you were promoted last year? Her face paled, she said no. I looked at her with a satisfied look and walked away..
So I took the team out to Shogun. In my team, I have contractors and IT Trainees. These are people who ate whom I cannot claim. The damage? I have to fork out RM800 out of my own pocket. Fortunately, my ex manager, who is now my peer, offered to pay half - well, 25% of the team currently reports to her - so I know she will fork out but I did not expect her to help me out by paying half!! Bless her. Even then, it's rm400 for a lunch!!
Sometimes, I can't help but wonder if this promotion is worth it.
Anne said that it is ok because nice people like me will accumulate good fortune. And good fortune will always come round and bless me. Ai.. I have to ask Mr X what he thinks.
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