I'd purchased the air tickets for my parents to fly over from Kuching about two months ago. To ensure smooth running of my holiday with my parents, arrangements were made and hotels were booked. Necessary payment were done. Itenerary was planned. My wife did her own planning and had allocated the week for our very own family holiday. I was excited.
However, just about a week before my parents arrive, I received a letter from the management requiring me to attend an important meeting and training which coincide with my holiday itinerary. The management deem the meeting to be very important and was made compulsory to all senior staff. I was in dilemma.
I was repeatedly reminded to attend the meeting. But after a deep thought, i had decided to choose my family. The management was unhappy. Questions were asked. I stood firm on my decision.
It's not the money that i concerned, though thousands of ringgit for the tickets and arrangement were already paid. It's what I treasure in my life. Work will never end, but parents and wife will not be with us forever. My parents are aging. Dad is 79, while mum is 71. I would do anything to make them happy, and spending my hard earn money to have them with us in our holiday is just priceless.
So i chose my family, my parents and my wife. Work will have to be brushed aside.