Back to Work

“Things are not always right because they are hard, but if they are right, one must not mind if they are also hard.” Winston Churchill.

Two years after my long vacation or adventure, I discover the whole world is changing in ways that I cannot imagine. I cannot imagine the whole world will be interrupted. No Flight, no dine out, no school and no physical face-to-face interaction. Internet and social media are taking up most of our time and we cannot live without them.

The definition of society is re-defined.

Suddenly, I remember my old boss who taught me a lot about how the world works. Certainly, I missed him sometime. But I just do not know what my first sentence would be when I call him.

Nevertheless, I just call him this time.

“Hi, it’s…”

“Yes, I know. I was waiting for your call for so long.”

“Yup, I am so sorry that I left without saying anything about it. I was…” It was a very long story and I hope I can talk about this later.

“Would you like to come back and work with me again?” he asks

“It’s…it’s…it’s such a pleasure!” I am shocking. I am blank. But I am also very excited.

I cannot believe that he will invite me to work with him again after I left so suddenly.

“Things are not always right because they are hard.”

It is Mr. Churchill’s quote and I know what he would like to imply.

“I am still there and see you tomorrow at 9.” he says.

#backtowork #churchill #pandemic

The network

My boss is weird. He doesn’t like playing social media very much. As first, I thought it might just because he didn’t know how to use smart phone.

“How do you know what’s happening around the world?” He said.

“Everyone shares news on twitter, Facebook or IG. Technology makes information exchange faster.” I said and kept typing my email.

“So, if there’s no network, there’s nothing.” He said.

Then, I stopped typing.

“We can only source information from one single way, that’s wired.” He kept saying.

“But network is so important now. People are all talking about 5G.” I insisted.

“You source information or you are spoon-fed?” He asked.

I know. I know what he said.

He is absolutely a weird boss.

The two sides

It was a terrible morning and I was reading the news in my office about the trade war talks between China and the US, the impeachment about Mr. President and the unrested protest in Hong Kong.

The conclusion about all these news would be: the growth of the economy is slowing down.

“There are usually two sides to every story. The economic environment is getting worse, and the government just tried to make up some reasons.” said my Boss. And he was just having his cup of black coffee and expressed his indifference about all these news.

“But the protests in Hong Kong is nothing about economy, it’s a political issue!” I totally disagreed with his view of point and I was quite worried about my friends in Hong Kong.

“Don’t trust everything you see. Even salt looks like sugar. Go as far as you can to see. When you get there, you’ll see further.” He replied.

“Why you always think that everything is about money?” I asked and I always doubted him about it.

“You’re too young to understand. Money is the root of all evil.” He answered and he went out of his office.

Unhappy news, evil money, my “apathetic” boss. What a terrible morning.

Does anyone know the recession is coming?

Here is the story of me and my boss.

I work in a strange company that my boss suggests stopping facebook and Instagram sharing of your daily life. At first, It’s hard for me as I used to share my life in social media. However, the more time I work for him, the more I know for his rigorous control.

Anyway, working for him is lovely.

‘Knock-Knock’

‘Come in’

I come to office at 9 a.m. but my boss will always be earlier than me.

‘Please tell me your instincts, will you believe the recession is coming?’

‘Pardon me?’ He always asks unusual questions, but he not always ask them in the early of the morning.

‘Tell me, who will be the last one to realise the recession?’

‘It must be the working class, like me.’

He let out a belly-laugh.

‘Why rich people don’t let them know when recession is coming? They have families as well.’ I want to express my feeling about riches always forget the poor.

‘You should ask, why government doesn’t want to let them know.’

Sometimes he asks me powerful questions that makes me blank.

‘Recession, when you see it, it will be too late. We should say ‘thank you’ to the poor because they always pay the costs for our society.’

Yes, it’s sad but true.