Thursday, August 7, 2008

It's Gonna Be Crazy

My workload for this semester:

Contact Hours: 22 hours (yes, shockingly) per week involving 200 students.

Masters supervision: 1 student

Final year research: 9 students (another 12 will be expected, totaling to 21)

Scientific Research: 1 grant

Conservation Program: 65 students.

Management: Tons and tons of new responsibilities.


Very tight schedule.

The top management expected us to excel in academic work and research, and not forgetting the industrial collaborations. With the kind of workload listed above, can anyone excel? I wonder. By the way, the workload among colleagues are not equally distributed. Some can just lenggang-lenggang and got promoted. It's a 'chose-love' world.

Yuh, It's gonna be crazy. Hypertension starts kicking in.....

29 comments:

[danial][ma] said...
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Josh said...

[Danial] Aiyo... what u had written was actually a typical mindset of those who had never been in academic line lah. That's 22 hours contact hours I'm talking about. How about preparation? getting all the materials ready are time consuming, especially the lab session. How about marking papers, assignments, reports and continuous assessments?
Nevermind lah. Come and 'accompany' me for a day at my workplace. can? nak? (invitation nih) hehehe

axim said...

JOSH...AIYAAA VERY TIGHT SCHEDULE MAA....

hope you can manage to do this...always believe in yourself k...

peace!!

ainmuttaqin said...

can't say much..i've been in that situation before..what i can suggest is take care of your blood pressure..that might help..:)

PUTUBAMBU said...

I want to quote on this.."Some can just lenggang-lenggang and got promoted. It's a 'chose-love' world."

it's a nature of job le Josh...and it's totally unfair to certain people like you us...

whatever it is.. just do the best you can do...

take care.. !

and..sibuk macam mana pun..makan tu jgn skip yek...?

shahril aley said...

uncle josh,
ayoo masih ade krisis pilih kasih
macam ni bile nak maju
huhuhu....
nanti entri josh mesti berkurangan
ye la dah busy memanjang
tapi cite lunch mesti tak lupe
mari makan.....

azizi said...

omg, speechless.
....
what the h**ll they think you're?,
their multi-purpose robot?

"By the way, the workload among colleagues are not equally distributed. Some can just lenggang-lenggang and got promoted. It's a 'chose-love' world."
- it is terribly shouldn't be happening... ~ you have to do something with it.

* and you have to regulate your homeostasis well (perghh homestasis tu)! take care.

Miss J said...

Oh, sabar..sabar..nnt cepat tua...

having said that, dari dulu tak faham kenapa management unisel tersayang kelamkabut. dari zaman saya smpai la sekarang

mengapakah???

hang in there

Beruang Madu said...

Lagi sekali cerita kesian untuk Josh... alahai... kalaulah orang macam ni quit... menggeletar lutut management... really... Abg Bear pernah buat dulu... kerana layanan macam hampas... abg bear quit pada waktu yg paling kritikal sekali... hambik ko 24 hours notice with pay from new company... hahahahaha

Josh said...

[Axim] Oh, I believe in myself that I can make it. Thanks for the encouragement, bro.

[Ain-ain] The workload still manageable. Tapi yg choose love yg x tahan.

[putu] Eh, makan tu tetap makan Putu. hahaha..

[Aley] well, krisis pilih kasih tu takkan berakhir. But don't worry, I'll try my best to update my blog as frequent as possible. Life goes on kan.

[danial][ma] said...
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Josh said...

[Azizi] heavy yuh?
Well, as for the choose-love thing, I did tried to do something, but I was labeled as too outspoken and rebellious in the end.
Fuyoo... Homeostasis... big word tu. I'll try to strike a balance.

[Miss J] Hi Miss J. Yuh, a never ending story. But this time is at the faculty level. Choose love.

[Beruang madu] Fuyooo... tu bermaksud abg bear orang penting dalam company. Siapa lah Josh nih. Tapi memang Josh je sorang yang ada kelayakan seperti Josh sekarang kat tempat Josh. Yang lain dah lompat ke institusi lain dah.

RizaL said...

22 hours hah.. I did 45hours in a week.. doing it like crazy for almost 4 months since there is no new teachers available.. the workload like crazy! but unrecognised.. hmm..... good thing I'm doing this for the children.. who says teaching is an easy job :P huhu

Josh said...

[Rizal]Aiyooo... no comment.

[Danial] Well, u got to be in the shoes of someone to understand his/her situation.

syukur said...

dun u notice the more you comply to all these heavy burden of work.. they more they give you....life sucks sometimes..

Josh said...

[Syukur] Yuh, agree with u. Might be about time to look for greener pasture.

kak ja said...

Josh..
Apalah yg kja boleh kata selain "kesian, Josh.."

In case, ur BP bebetoi goes upstairs, contact kja.. Kja ada bnyk ubat HPT yg kja klentong doktor kunun mkn, tp actually kja sorok dlm laci...

Kuatkan semangat, Josh..

Josh said...

[Kak Ja] Hi kak. Thanks for the words of encouragement. Fuyooo... akak pandai klentongkan Dr. rupernyer. Ajar sikit. hahaha

budleee said...

wah so scary meh.. is this how ipts squeeze the living out of their workers...

*shudders..
** hope you can unwind more at the gym josh, join the aeroboxic class to really just imagining punching someone in the face or to really relax in yoga (funny though i am the only one who can work up a sweat in yoga :D)

Josh said...

[Bud] yup. squeeze to the last drop.

Aiyooo... aeroboxic kah? hm.... If i got the time.

Chen said...

time to leave for greener pastures, josh...

Josh said...

[Chen] you'd said that twice chen-chen. Noted. Will consider.

kok@un said...

sementara menunggu peluang yg lebih cerah,
merungut & sabar adalah satu-satu caranya utk melepaskan geram, Ah Josh.

yazrie said...

sabar eh?? Jom tgk gymnastics

Josh said...

[kok@un] Nuh, not so much about merungut. Just to remind myself to do my best.

[Yaz] Gymnastics je? how about plastics? romantics? gediks? and also lipsticks?

Wahidah said...

stress in work..burden with the job eik..but end up sure u get use to it rite? jgn la smpai hypertension..:P

Josh said...

[Wahidah] Hello Wahidah, thanks for your comment. Tengah cuba relaks tanak hypertension. hehe. It's normal to have tons of work.

mazddaud said...

Hi Josh,

They knew your capability that's why they gave you, all the workload.....

Josh...Boleh!!!hehehehe

Josh said...

[Maz] aiyo... macam Malaysia boleh pulak bunyinyer. hehehe... Thanks for the support.