Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Operation VT ™

Mission Objective:
1. Survive Taxation Internship
2. Learn about tax
3. "Learn" to pay tax
4. Prevent global warming

The Battlegrounds: The bottom of the corporate food chain :( PwC Penang, Bangunan KWSP (EPF Building)

Mission duration: 8 weeks ending 5th Feb 2010

Civillians: Senior executive director, executive director, senior consultants, consultants,associate consulatants aka fresh graduates, other vacation trainees.

Possible casualties:
My dignity
The forest

Calculator, pen, pencil, PC

Scouts report of a photocopy machine pledging support. Printer pool 3 on standby and active on command.

Mission log:
Day 1:
0800 hrs Target location suspiciously quiet. Orders are to report in at 0830 hrs. Reported in for active duty. Spent the day studying logs and noting protocol. = Boring

Day 2:
0900 hrs Training exercise begins. Like bootcamp, the senior officers took me through office work like hurdles and ropes. It was an uphill climb as my head started to feel saturated with the power of the office boy! Feel like i'm turning into one.

Day 4:

0830 hrs War! the battle begins. Engaged from all sides, I had to adapt or become fish food. The dark side of the office was overwhelming. The panel of perfectionists drained the life out of me with the compulsive desire for perfection. I could feel another tree being felled and turned into a stack of A4 paper as the evil printer drank paper like water.

Day 30:

0830 hrs Pulau Pinang Clinic is actually Gleneagles Hospital! Went in to audit the Hospital and found out it is worth $XXXXX.XX . Yeap, as auditors, you cant just go around telling people what companies are worth! Squashed into a corner of the office, Hooi Choo, my Si Mu got me busy with just looking for documents in a cabinet. OMG.. they have like 10,000 files in there!! And sometimes its like looking for a needle in a hay stack!! I left early, they stayed till 11pm and work on Saturdays and Sundays as well. eeek!

Day 40:

1900 hrs Zion, the War is over, and we survived! Yes I officially survived 8 weeks of being an intern with PwC. What a memorable experience! Time to sleep!

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