I work for this international organization and always receive "oohhhh-s" and "aaahhhh-s" and "so nice!" whenever I tell anyone where I am at. But seriously, no matter how glamorous an organization sounds, it really is not the reality of the situation.
We work on a contract basis. Since soming back (yes, I joined and then left) to this organization, I was given a 4 year contract. This was like in Feb 2006. So, as (almost) everyone knows, come Feb 2010 I was out-of-job.
At the eleventh hour, they notified me to send in my CV for a continuous of my job. It was the first CNY weekend and I was out of town. So, you can imagine the rush I had to go through to come back to KL and get all the paper work signed and scanned to HQ. And then I realised that this position of continuous employment was only a temporary postition. Meaning, apart from its short duration, pay and benefits would be sorely lacking.
1 week later, I was informed my interview would be at 10.30 pm. Fine.
No news came when March 1st approached. And then on 2nd March late evening I was told to go for a medical clearance. No formal letter to give to the doctor. And I would have to get it done before I can return to work.
Again another rush to go to my GP, explain the situation, pay the RM40 due for a simple letter stating I was fit to work. (My gynae would never have done this for me!)
Anyways.....I am back to work now with a one month contract.
It's almost mid-March now. And of course, there is still no news on what will happen when 31st March approaches.
I did a little calculating that day after my 33rd-week appointment. Given my history with Christopher, I would say some action could start in the 37th week....which would be the first week or April.
So what happens IF the action starts AND THEN they call me back to office to work on my new contract? (shake head)
I am not really stressed about it. Paid or unpaid maternity leave should not matter (who am I kidding, it matters TOTALLY!).
I hate being caught in a lingo.
Lingo doesn't work well for planners like me!