Its 2am in the morning, and i just finished organizing all the files for the company. Took me like an hour. Just a short post because i feel like writing. I alwayssss blog AFTER i read someone else's blog. Its like "I also wanna blog!" and it invokes emotion inside me and stir the desire to blog heh
Well, basically my original thought was to blog about how upset i am over rejected university applications, and also about money issues, about my own weight, about my own face, about losing the motivation to cosplay, about being poor, about being emotional, about losing contact with my old friends and basically just many many many other negative things about my life and what i could have to be happier.
But then i watched Pink - Perfect MV, and i realized that someone out there had their life way more fucked up by me. To be honest, i can never really understand Full-time emotional and negative people. Yes, i have my fair share of fucked up moments (think friendship, love and money problems), and ohyes, my ever-low self confidence when i was in primary school that i thought up of being mental just to be more "special" and "peculiar" that people would always talk about me, and me. Cyberbullying, name-calling, isolation - you name it, i had it.
Its not about trying to get pity from the masses - god knows if people still read this blog of mine. But what all these taught me would be [insert motivation quotes]. Fuck that. What all these shit taught me is to start standing up for myself and make my own stand. In the past, i was pushed and shoved around, and i back-down once i'm outnumbered, even when i could think of all the possible retorts i can throw back when im alone. I'm gonna be cliche here, but Libras are peace-loving signs who avoids confrontations as much as possible. We like to shun or go all apologetic, and hope that everyone would be friends again.
You know what, screw that.
About a month ago, I got a job from the ever "famous" recruit express. (just google recruit express reputation lol) It was a three months contract, but i only worked for three weeks. According to them, i had to serve a one-week notice should i wish to quit. I was ok with it. So far so good?
At the last day a.k.a Friday of the third week, i decided to quit. The boss wanted a immediate replacement for my job position, so i was immediately terminated that day. The hiring manager decided to give me the full month salary even though i only worked for like, three weeks. It was her way of saying thanks, and i appreciates it a lot.
So, if you guys don't know, Recruit Express processes pay slips bi-weekly. I submitted the time sheet stating a FULL MONTH CYCLE, SIGNED AND CONFIRMED BY MY MANAGER. I whatsapp the agent in-charge of my situation and all, telling her that i would be quitting as of that date, but the manager would be paying me the full sum of the month. She said ok. Dont get me wrong - she was really nice throughout and helped me a lot. I appreciates this. & also, my manager told me, that she told the agent that the company would be paying me the full amount.
Plus, my company have gave RE my salary beforehand due to some issues between them. So technically, RE received my full month salary from my company even before i started working.
So, i submitted my time-sheet before the 8th May, which i know to be one of the cut-off-dates if you wish to get your salary after 5-working day, which would be 15 May. My pay was not credited on 15 May. I called and ask. The agent told me that for my job, the cut-off-date is on the 15th and my timesheet would only be processed then, so i would get my pay 5 working days later, which is 23 May.
I thought that it was because they counted my working date till 8 May, so since it had crossed the first COD, it was to be processed on the next COD. I was ok.
Came 23 May. I was only paid till the date i worked. I called and ask. The agent, decided to gave me this excellent speech.
Agent : " You only worked for 14 working days, so you were to be paid till then."
Me : " I thought the manager and myself told you that i would be paid for the full month?"
Agent : " In complete honesty, i didn't know about this."
So after i told her about how i DID told her about this during the whatsapp messages and all, she decided to say
Agent : " But i cannot pay you just because you said so. Your company needs to convey this information to me then"
What a brilliant way to do it, seeing as of how my hiring manager is not working in the company anymore as well.
So, to avoid confrontations, i just said " ok then."
After like a few hours, i was kinda pissed because that would mean a lesser payment of like, SGD400+ with CPF? I asked my mum if i should confront them. She supported me, since she say i have nth to do now. (LOL MUM)
I texted my then manager asking her if the timesheet she submitted was a full month, or only till the date i worked. She said it was a full month.
I called Sijun to complain and rant (typical girlfriend), and he was super angry for me. The next working day, he called and asked for me about this. He reasoned that this is the same logic as being paid bonus. Did you worked for your bonus? HMM? PLUS, the timesheet DID state a full month of salary to be paid, chopped and signed by my then manager.
The agent called me, saying that they would send me a form to sign to release my remaining pay. Hence, I was immediately sent a form to sign, stating that i do not need to serve the notice period and would be paid till the 8th May for my job.
Morale of the story
You can judge Recruit Express for yourself. I have no idea why the fuck this happened. If it was really something that could not be done, then i have no idea why all i need is to sign a piece of paper when the agent told me there is "a lot of paperwork to do" should you decide to inquire about your salary.
You know what, the more i think about it, the more fucked up and pissed off i am. Like wtf? If Sijun did not call and confront and reason on my behalf, would i get the pay? No. It might even go into some "coffee money" for RE.
Anyway, i checked my CPF today and RE have not input my CPF for me. Brilliant work RE. I would like to see when would the money be credited into my CPF. P.S/ My boyfriend works in the CPF building btw. Apparently he told me that CPF takes this seriously and non-CPF deposit can result in me having the ability to sue your company. That would be interesting, seeing how not everyone can sue a company as reputable as RE in their life.
Anyway on a personal note, just to tell everyone that there is no need to mop, and sigh and lament about life. You have to fucking do something. Stop thinking about all the negative and saying that its useless this, useless that, you are emo and sad and blah blah blah. At the end of the day, you are gonna be taken advantage of and some other people would be laughing and be the "happily ever after".
Yeah, you may have people pitying you and giving you all the "are you ok?" messages or whats not, but at the end of the day, all they have to "lose" is 30seconds of their time sending a cheer-up text, whilst YOU, MY DARLING, is gonna lose a lot more which your friends probably wouldnt even think about it anymore after the text!
So suit up and do something. This world isn't gonna stop and weep with you.
P.S/ Thank you RE for teaching me this valuable life lesson, and Sijun for showing me how taking action is better than resigning to fate.
So, another life lesson learnt in this lifetime. Yay