Friday, September 19, 2008

Smart OR Hard??


Many a times I have friends telling me that its better to work smart instead or hard.....

AND

Many a times I have rebutted what they said......

BUT

Sometimes I wonder...could there be any truth in the saying "Better to work Smart instead of working Hard"

I know of a few "guys" that work damn kau smart...they switch on their mobiles at 9.30am and go offline at 6.00pm sharp. They don't give a damn about site emergencies or anything at all for that matter. "Responsibility" is a foreign word to them. Smiling and acting stooopid is like their second nature...but at the end of the year, they are getting the same amount of Bonus, increments, incentives, get to go on company trips like the rest, etc, etc, etc.

There are also a few "guys" that work hard...really hard. The buggers even come to work on Saturdays and Sundays. The word "Public Holidays" is not in their vocabulary. They sacrifice seeing their loved ones, some don't even have a life, some are like sohais, some work because of the money, etc, etc, etc BUT the type that I pity the most are freshies that seems to be getting the short end of the stick and taking the brunt of the shit.

there might be a few factor that contributes to this so called working "condition"...might be because of the Management, the immediate superiors, etc.

BUT

My question remains:

BETTER TO WORK HARD OR WORK SMART? What do you guys think?

Personally, I am seriously contemplating to work SMART and not HARD....

2 every1 his/her OWN...................................

22 comments:

genius said...

basically i agreed with you. work smart.

anyway, my personal idea is that someone need to be not too smart or maybe dumb or sohai to balance this world or else this world will stop moving.

i never off my phone and i get damn fucking idiot call in the mid night and i need to figure out how to solve those idiot opearator problem. did company pay me to work when i answer the call? no. then why i'm so fucking stupid to on my call 24x365.

the only reason i can give you is that, i will leave 1 day and when i leave that time i can tell myself that this is company loses not me.

let people laugh at me stupidity cos human stupidity is infinite.

Titan said...

It is depend!

for people who dumb, they need to work hard.

for people who genius, they only need to work smart.

It is quite subjectif!

example: like genius he can work smart but a lot of dumb operator around and he force to work hard lo

Jamie said...

genius: Yaaam Seeeeng to that bro. I understand how you feel.

titan: for me its people who are smart that is working dumb ( acting like deadwood ) and people who are sohai thats working their balls off AND there is also another kind the genaral public call "Balls Carrier"...to me this ball carriers types are the worst kind of human garbage becos they back stab you and step on you to get what they want..

cyk said...

i also think work smart is better than work hard. BUT.... when i work smart, i will get black listed by you know who..
AND... i don't have tons of money behind to fall onto in the event misfortune.

I do believe economics background do affect behavior of a person.

Just imagine if he can still behave like deadwood if his has lots of financial burden.

cyk said...

...And i total agree that ball carriers are the worst human being in the world.

Also, i dun have spare money to buy cheese or wine or hp for ball carrying activities. And i dun envy ball carriers' ladder&escalator achievement in the so called rat race.

Their behavior is my entertainment. It is funny to watch their action, and sometimes you will be stunt with their 'brilliant' management skill, not least, their marketing skill.

Jamie said...

cyk: WAAAKAKAKAKAAKAKA..u crack me up lar bro...I seldom see you so bold in your choice of words..KUDOS to u bro..U have reached another stage alltogether, which is a very good thing to see.

AND

What you said about ball carriers is exactly my thoughts!!!! Let's sit back, relax and enjoy the show because "every dog has its day"...nothing is forever and not every day is a Sunday. We just have to hang tough and walk the road....let others talk the talk..

What say u?

Jamie said...

before I forget...cyk, what u say about ones financial situation maketh the mans behaviour hold water....thanks for bringing it up bro, I sorta like let that slip away from me....

Must start building my own financial situation to become independent...with that done, I can at least have the luxury to shout the words "FUCK OFF!!" in their faces without the worry of losing my job...

Here's to all the "sohais" future...YAAAAAAAM SEEEENG!!!!

Marsha M said...

I strongly believe that one should work hard AND a little smart. There's no point in working smart when one doesn't work hard. Vice Versa.

Jamie said...

can try that oso....work SMART with a dash of HARD...

Terence Toh said...

some orgs, does not allow a willing work smart worker to work smart, what is work smart ? to me it is to do what we are required to do in the most efficient (time and resources) way WITHOUT (or with LESS) stepping on other people's toes, to me, carrying balls is not work smart or hard. to me carry balls = hobby. some orgs are well organized in such a way (less red tapes, lean middle level managers, smart well organised teams who know what the other are doing, knowing their reponsibility in each team)...

Jamie said...

I do not deny the fact that generally work SMART = ability to complete tasks by utilizing the minimal of resources, time, costs, etc. This is what people undertand in THE REAL WORLD but in Gay Jay, I am very sad to say that the term differs..kekekeke

Carrying balls as u say = a hobby but I would like to add that its normally pursued by the most perverted kind that requires a certain sense of self satisfaction of accomplishment...who knows, maybe they have had a less than "normal" childhood...maybe they have someone that they need to live up to...maybe they were dropped on their head when a baby..WHO KNOWS?? not me, I am still that perplexed by this fenom..TNS.

work HARD in general is putting ones head on the grinding block to grind out the desired results no matter what BUT in Gay Jay terms is = A SOHAI

Just my Two Cents.....

genius said...

cyk, bravo man, i always say cky is my idol. every world he say express my feeling. man, if i got 1 million, i will employ you as my driver :)

ball carring???? what the fuck is that. i never heard or done that before. but i do like to cha the big big ball, hahaha.....

go hell to the all the ball carrier.

justme said...

genius and manager:
Have you ever bought wine as a gift to "Tomato" after an overseas trip?

Why would Roland carry Tomato's balls by buying him an iphone?

People who bought souvenir to a female colleague or subordinates is considered balls carrying too?

YOU never knew exactly what ones contributions to the company -LIKE some do not know what's exactly yours BUT you never hear them criticizing your 'brilliant' work and continue to greet/respect you as a colleague? Anyway, no one is perfect INCLUDING you.
Get your facts right and don't degrade your hard earned respect.

Agree with Terence definition
regardless where you use it.

ss said...

I am a deadwood...I m very happy to become a deadwood now...but now i m stuck in the land of paradise...ahhhhh...

cyk...u always speak the most undeniable truth...lolololol...

Jamie said...

aloooo, alooo..I sincerely hope that things don't go out of hand here...please..

As the title of my blog goes...2 every1 his/her OWN which means that everyone has their right to their own thinking and conception inside here...nobody is "right" and nobody is "wrong"...the same goes for definitions and acceptance or deniance of it...

No big deal here...everyone is entitled to say/think/do/not to do what they want...

I really appreciate it a lot when you guys/gals take the time and trouble to read my blog. My thanks and appreciation to all of you...therefore, it is very good if words remain as words and nothing more...thanks!!

Jamie said...

hey, btw..I always buy thing for Sally...??? lucky she has no balls that I can carry...WAAAKAKAKAKAKA

Anonymous said...

Of course she has a pair ;)

cyk said...

dear justme,
I never say i am perfect. and i do know i am not perfect at all. if i m perfect, surely i will be my own boss, not working for others.

sorry, even thought i earn a bit extra in mid east, but still no spare money to buy wine, hp for anyone including tomato or apple or lime.

To all of you,
pls do not pissed off with my words. as jamie said.. 2 everyone his/her own..
but a malay saying = siapa makan cili, dia rasa pedas!
in fact there is another one= siapa makan nangka, dia kena getah.
again, pls do not be offended.

Respect is earned, not by command. Chinese say 'face is other give you, shame is you bring to your own' I apologise for any harsh word written in this blog.

my advise is : just be yourself. if you are not wrong, pls dun bother what other say or gossip about you. Truth will prevail at the end.

Anonymous said...

cyk, justme --- i am lost. who are you poeple refers to as ball carriers? I remmember yy buying wine for tomato, remmember ding secretly passing smtg to sh, jmie giving i dont know wat to tomato. remmember also somebody giving free fish and yks u don't want to know man

guys, just say who and who, no need to plray hide and seek

Kunfu Panda said...

Anonymous,

You forgotten to mention KC who bought wine (share together with YY, Ben and Ding) to Tomato.

No one is truely BC (ball carrier) here if their intentions are only being nice to colleague including bosses...and do not expect anything in return.

However, when certain people gets reward/recognition without obvious reason to most people, he/she will be deem as BC(no matter if he really deserved it or not)

Nevertheless, if one depends on BC he/she will never go far. As the wise Jamie once said, "Sepandai pandai tupai melompat, akhirnya akan jatuh juga"

If someone here can prove me wrong, then I really need to pick up some BC skills. Any volunteers to teach me?

Jamie said...

kunfu panda: me wise? naaaaaaa...I dun think so lar...if wise I wouldn't be a sohai for 10 years loh...BIGTIMESOHAI is more like it

cyk said...

aiya, why so agitated when you are discovered giving gifts to others? Gift giving is suppose to be a noble act... unless you give gift with sinister motive behind and not sincere.
If you are sincere, why bother what other people say? No need to be confused about this.

Naming the names?? I can be detained under ISA by the authority!!

BTW, if you are not hiding, dun use 'ANONYMOUS'