For the past 4 weeks, I haven’t had time to do anything else than working. I am currently involved in one full blown litigation case.
My department have been churning out letters, bundles and affidavits like a biscuit factory. We’ve been chasing deadlines like mad, working till 10PM to 1AM daily, 7 days a week. Fighting a full blown litigation case with tight deadline is no easy task, it’s almost impossible to handle one case without any form of assistance from anyone.
My case was fixed for hearing few days back. We had to work past earthly hours for it.
On the eve of the hearing of my case, my secretary tendered her resignation. GIVING 1 WEEK NOTICE. In her resignation letter, she said that she has just been offered a position in the government sector. In addition to that, she said she’ll stay on until 20th November 2006 to sort things out. However, on the next day, I found a young Malay girl sitting on my secretary’s desk. The girl said she’s my temporary secretary.
Me: Where is my secretary?
Girl: I dont know, No one came this morning. I am your temporary secretary.
Me: How temporary is temporary?
Girl: Umm..1 month.
Girl: I have no experience.
I dont have the time to teach her!
Since I had to work late to prepare for the case the following day. I text my Dad saying, “I skip dinner. Big case tomorrow”.
He replied with, “I skip dinner”.
I felt quite puzzled. Wondering why is he telling me that he’s skipping dinner when I already told him that I will be skipping dinner.
Hours later,. my boss said, “CL, Why did you message me telling me that you’re skipping dinner and you have a big case tomorrow?”
Me: …. Err.. O_O”