Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cilaka, why I hate working at Shell (Petronas, Exxonmobil included)

In case you did not know, Shell, Exxon and Petronas are the big oil and gas companies in Malaysia. All three have their main offices in KL City Centre.


For me, it is finally over! 11 weeks of internship! If you did not already know, I was working as an intern at Shell in KLCC and I can tell you it's no happy story.

 You can definitely come up with a million and one reasons why you hate working with a company. It may be because of the people, the work load, the type of work, the environment, remuneration etc.

Well, truth be told, working IN Shell is great! Working IN KLCC is the problem. Everyday, I face my worst nightmare: COMMUTING. To me, only the view is great

First imagine life without a car. Can you imagine living without a car?? (in Malaysia of course) Can you???? If you can't imagine life without a car, let me show you!


No car

Every morning, I have to get up two hours before work starts at 9 am. Some days, nature is good and gives you a nice morning.

Other times you are not so lucky.


That morning, I saw rubbish bins floating away and I was all drenched even before entering the car!

So, getting up early every morning is for a good reason. I lived so far from work, all the way to KLCC from Subang. Luckily my bro is still staying here with a car if not got to walk!

To get there, I take the KTM train from Subang Jaya station...
Only in Malaysia: Electric trains powered by diesel locomotives.

Usually the morning trains are very punctual. They leave every 15 minutes of the hour. The only problem is, the trains are super crowded at this time of the day.  Worse still, there was one time When the air conditioning decided to fail and turned this




Then, it is usually a half hour ride in the train. Usually it is no mercy, I park my bum here first.

No chance for you old man.

 On average, the trains are 80% reliable meaning that every week, I will be late once because of a train failure. Other days the morning trains are super good like this one.

Wah, three seats in a row!

Wah, red carpet and foot rest!

Luckily, most Malaysians are very thoughtful people and do give their seats to the elderly, pregnant and the disabled.

If you need glasses, read stupidity is not a disability.

Next stop, KL Sentral. The heart of KLs  busy commuters. Yes, it was a good idea to centralize everything but it was bad as well because now you have millions of people passing through the same place.


Anyhow, I take the the RapidKL LRT to get to KLCC.

Thank God for the LRT. Not only is the LRT more reliable than the KTM (90% reliable). Anyhow, that is nowhere near why I hate getting to work everyday.

The main reason why I hate getting to work everyday is getting back. As usual, the LRT is frigging reliable.

But when you get to the KTM, you have to see it to believe it:
Pengsan (faint)

If you think that's bad. To get back from the train station, I have to walk 20 minutes over 3 kilometers, and this is the fastest method!

I tried the bus, waited too long

Tried driving, stuck in traffic
Tried leaving earlier, let boss scold

Tried leaving later,
more jam

So by the time I get back. I would have spent 2 hours commuting, arriving with a bucket load of sweat. How would you feel?


Thank god the torture is over. I hope u hate commuting in KL too!

Does life get easier with a car anyone?


Alison said...

agree totally, the transportation system definitely needed to improve tremendously in Klang Valley!

Anonymous said...

Kepada Saudara-saudara dan Saudari-saudari yang hormati sekian,
Bahawa saya, peguam Yip Jiun Hann, Pemuda MCA Gombak seorang anak Yip Kum Fook ingin bertanya mengapa orang ramai begitu dengki bapa saya beristeri lebih dari tiga? Ini sebuah Negeri demokrasi, dia mahu sepuluh isteri pun hak dia sendiri, sekiranya dia bolih bertanggujawab.

Demi Islam pun bolih berkahwin lebih daripada empat perempuan. Saya harap orang ramai berfaham dan jangan bodoh.

Kalau semua mahu cabar demokrasi dan hak asasi, orang ramai bolih bertanya pada YB Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and Pengurusi MCA Malaysia Datuk Dr. Chua Soi Lek, kerana memperbuatan mereka sama dengan bapa saya.
Yang benar

Pemuda MCA Gombak
Sdr. Yip Jiun Hann


Anonymous said...

YIP KUM FOOK (MCA GOMBAK CHAIRMAN) MAKES BUDDHIST & MCA SHAMEFUL! one of crushing shame and exploitation for Buddhist World.

敬爱的马来亚佛总理事先生Buddhist Maha Vihara, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia佛寺理事先生以及佛教信徒.

自从Yip Kum Fook (MCA Gombak Chairman)当任主席, 有预谋的迫走本地和尚(吉兰丹), 而遠聘缅甸和尚, 当任主持之后Samnak Sambodhi Thai Buddhist Temple No: 19 Jalan 38 Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia(暹廟)就一直发生种种的是是非非, 以引起方民間議論纷纷.

其因是Yip Kum Fook (MCA Gombak Chairman)所领导的理事会, 勾结外耒的缅甸和尚, 以啇業経营, 不依佛法的精神办事, 只借宗教之名捞取权和私利所引起………. 最近又自行一套商业手法, 规定任和人, 若想出家当和尚修道者, 必先供给RM400大元, 否则免谈. 這种啇業手法, 已引起广大的信徒愤怒而不满.

Samnak Sambodhi Thai Buddhist Temple (暹廟)是佛总之联会, 而身佛堂之主席Yip Kum Fook (MCA Gombak Chairman)不以佛陀的教誨, 修心養性, 却反其道而行, 接着权势, 无悪不做, 三妻四妾, 骗财骗色, 破坏別人的家庭.....现在他的排聞满天飞, 不但给佛寺帶耒不好的名声, 也間接的耻辱佛教信仰者.

所从我们祈望马来亚佛总与Buddhist Maha Vihara, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia理事同仁, 给以关注, 共創義举, 维护佛法

此致, 并
祝安康, 工作愉快.

Please translate in Bahasa Malaysia and English, and send to everyone, Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Kepada seluruh Malaysian yang dihormati;
Bahawa Chairman Gombak MCA (Malaysia Chinese Association, YIP KUM FOOK menguna kuasa politiknya menipu wang kami di Taman Daya, Kepong(memohon gerai), merosakkan keluarga orang lain, import wanita dari China(dangin hidup)………….

Sekira tuan-tuan dan puan-puan tidak percayai atas kejahatannya bolih bertanya orang tempatan di Taman Daya, kepong.

Chairman MCA Gombak (Malaysia Chinese Association), YIP KUM FOOK “U” buat Dosa “U” tetap akan menimpa kesusahan tidak lama lagi. TUHAN ADA MATA.

Respected throughout the Malaysian;
That the Chairman Gombak MCA (Malaysian Chinese Association, YIP KUM FOOK used political power cheated our money at Taman Daya, Kepong (applying stalls), hurt people’s family, imports women from China (living meat) .............

If ladies and gentlemen do not trust the evil, can ask local people at Taman Daya, kepong.

Chairman Gombak MCA (Malaysian Chinese Association), YIP KUM FOOK "U" created of sin "U" will override trouble Unallocated fixed soon. GOD HAS EYES.

Chairman Gombak MCA (Malaysian Chinese Association, YIP KUM FOOK(叶金福用政治权力,在Taman Daya,甲洞(申请摊位)骗我们的钱,伤害别人的家庭,从中国进口妇女 买卖色情业务...... ....


Chairman Gombak MCA (Malaysian Chinese Association, YIP KUM FOOK (叶金福),叶金福 “您” 将面对因果报应。老天有眼。

主办单位: Ah Lai(Jie Bao Casket)
Jalan Besar, Kepong, KL...

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Been to KL before and to me there is no other attraction besides the shopping complexes and the happening night life there. However, I still prefer my small town where more peaceful. I dont know how to explain it in words but it feels like totally different world there.

Anonymous said...

Use motorbike..problem solve..this is kuala lumpur maa..

Anonymous said...

GET OVER IT DUDE... I feel sorry for Shell hiring someone like you WHO knows how to complain and criticize but do nothing about it. Like it or not, we have to live with it. If thinking working with such a big company is such a headache for you, why not just start up your own business back home and sit still not needed to worry anymore about the traffic. I do the same and I've seen and know somebody who stay even further and wake up much more earlier than you just to get to their office. And btw, where is your MANNERS and RESPECT..? Not only you feel proud and arrogant putting your bum down letting an elderly person standing there and show to the world how stupid and ignorance you are.. Hope you find some senses and be more sensitive next time. Try going other country who have traffic problems and live there.. If you like, the closest and best choice for you is to work in Singapore, stay and dont ever return.

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