Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Such a tired week!

I havent had time to post anything past 2 days coz I was really too sucked into my job...and I think for my whole life in the MNC I'm working for, I've never ever been sooooo hardworking before!

In this new job that i'm in, I have to manage those complex bid which comprises of multiple products and services, then produce the proposal and ensure submission to the RFP is on time.

Well this is a new area for someone like me who came from many years of marketing background, so it wasnt easy to adapt, but I think it's managable and I'm coping well so far....

I received this request for bid management support last Tuesday and the proposal submission is today. I've been working with the whole team until 3-4am past 2 nites and I started to work on the proposal template, getting background ready for the team since many days ago until 1am-ish each night....I feel like fainting NOW!!!

BUT then again, it goes back to say...Are you enjoying what you are doing? Well eventhough i'm new to the job and I got pretty frustrated with myself as well as some idiots who just cant bare with me (the poor newbie) and be more patient, I have a fantastically supporting manager! And after completing this proposal I realised that the job can be quite fun too though pretty stressful...So I cant believe it that I'm starting to LIKE IT! hahah!

I guess it's just how we manage stress and set the right expectation on ourselves at times...

7 comments:

Alvin said...

haha, and i'm trying to get out from IT and into creative works (arts...animations, etc)... or marketing. but donno if i'm suited for marketing.

Anonymous said...

Wow! That would be really tiring! Please get some rest before you collapse from exhaustion! I've done that before after studying all day long, not fun at all!

hcfoo said...

I always believe that if ones like his/her job, no matter how stressful it is, he/she is in control ;)

Anonymous said...

Well, if you're looking for more RFPs, head over to the RFP Database. It's a whole lot easier responding to them when they're not due tomorrow!

sharlydia said...

alvin - u wont know until u try...I can tell u, marketing is really interesting!

Anonymous - will try to rest as much now...hehe

hcfoo - yeah man...u'r right!

anonymous - Thanx for the tip. But for the MNC i work for, we do have standard proposal template to follow in response to RFP. This time was terribly rush coz the timeline given to respond to this RFP was really tight for a complete security solution...Anyway, THANX!

Dio Brando said...

Once you get into it, it should be smoother down the road. Its always difficult when you dun know or dun understand.

Once you are complete your bid... just get a well deserve rest, maybe treat urself :) shopping, spa...

sharlydia said...

dio brando - i realised there's no end to this...