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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Planning & Promotion


As some of you might realize, I have been with CAS for exactly 2 years now. The way it works, we have to do 6 reviews in that 2 years and on our 6th review, the CAS Senior Leadership Team (approximately 20 people ) will go through each & everyone of us to decide on who will be promoted to AM (Audit Manager).

If you are promoted, it means another 1 year of travelling ( 3 reviews ) but you will now be in charge of leading a team. Normally, AMs will select whether they would prefer to focus on the Industrial side ( e.g. Healthcare, NBC Universal, Plastics, Energy, Oil & Gas, Consumer Products, Aircraft Engines etc) or Capital ( Consumer Finance, Commercial Finance, Equipment Leasing, Corporate Finance, Equity, Asset management, Pension, Derivatives etc ).

If you don't get promoted, that means you will Graduate from CAS and able to choose which GE business you want to join, which country and what role ( finance vs. Risk vs. operations vs. BD etc ).

The P&P (Planning & Promotion discussion ) takes place after the Mid Op, which is NOW. Following the detailed review of each individual, the EAM's will call everyone to tell us whether we got the Promosion or not.Just wanna share with you guys that we were told to expect the call sometime on Wednesday / Thursday this week.But for some reasons, the EAM called me just now, at 8.30 AM Malaysian time to tell me that I have been promoted to AM.

Alhamdulillah & am extremely happy with the news. Especially as it could not have come at a better time, when I am back home with family & friends and so more excuse to go out and celebrate !

Anyway, thought of sharing this happy news with you as it is the culmination of a VERY LONG 2 YEAR JOURNEY.There were 70 people who joined CAS at the same time as i did ( we call it the class of 3T 2004 ) and I anticipate that maybe around 15 of us will get the AM title (that covers all poles: North & South Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia ).

So there it goes. I will be in KL till Friday / Saturday so definitely have to try and meet up with as many people as I can as this is the only time I can belanja maa ! The Formal List of PROMOTED AMs & SAMs ( Senior Managers ) have not yet been released. Maybe early next week. So I am not even allowed to share this with other people in GE.

But since you are not in GE, i might as well let u know now !
Adios & how now ????

Friday, July 21, 2006


Boys & Girls (semua muda muda lagi kan )

After 4 days in Fairfield, Connecticut, our Mid Op is finally over !!...As usual, this is when each Extended CAS team has to present their audit findings, observations etc to the CAS VP...and as usual, the time & effort it takes to prepare the pitches ( YES, in Powerpoint of course with Blue FONT ) can be very laborious.

On Tuesday night, we were still prepping till midnight from the hotel. Anyway, alhamdulillah, the discussion went well and since yesterday I have been in a Merdeka type of mood.

I am flying back to KL ( after 9 months ! ) from Newark airport. Because of the flipping traffic into NYC, the 70 miles drive from Fairfield to Newark took more than 2 hours...memang buang masa duduk dalam kereta.As everytime I fly I nearly always miss my flight , so this time , I have been super Kiasu and arrived at Newark like flipping 3 hours in advance. So sekarang ternganga kat boarding lounge tak tau nak buat apa.

Apparently the MAS flight is very full and each seat, even in Biz Class are taken...who the hell flies to NYC from KL ? Kalau London tu logiclah jugak dengan students + parents for graduation + normal tourists. But I wouldnt expect the same full capacity for the NYC flights. Well, actually now that I look around the boarding lounge, I think most of the passengers are those who seem to have been settling down in US for a long time and now are going back with their young kids yang cakap mat salleh berhabuk.

The flight is going to be nearly 20 hours....Stop at Stockholm for 1 hour or so and then continue to KL...Alamak, itu dia the pramugari & pramugara tengah jalan macam buat fashion show towards the aircraft....I wonder how long the MAS cabin crew outfit has not been updated. The stewardess rambut semua sanggul tinggi tinggi macam Leaning Tower of Pisa.

OK, as u all can see, I am really membebeling here coz tak tau nak buat apa whilst I have another 1 hour to board.Actually I am very sleepy as I only slept 4 hours last night and hopefully will be able to catch some sleep on the flight.

Alright mates. better stop here if not these fingers can go on rambling forever.Hope to see some of u when I am back.

PS: My team are having a Bowling Tournament in New York, sibuk buat Inter-team tournament bla bla bla....kuasaaaaaaaaa..I told them so long, I am more interested in going home. Anti social or wat ?

Take care.
Newark Airport - 8.30 PM - Gate 55

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Missed Luggage

Kawan kawan ....
aku baru sampai New York about 4 hours ago dari Phoenix..
sampai sampai, bag aku tak de !
diorang kata, maybe it was missed and they will put it in the next flight to NY from Phoenix..
so here I am, dah after Midnight, tak de baju nak pakai untuk office, tak de baju tidur..
so how ???

they say that if they can locate the suitcase, it should be at the hotel around 7AM..
kalau tak, aku nak buat apa ?
tensionnnnnnnnnnn......some hotels ada bagi Bathrobe, so boleh lah guna tu untuk tidur.... ini hotel sheraton, bagi hangar je.
oklah, sekian bebelan aku atas sebab frust.
hopefully they will recover my luggage and I will have clothes to wear to go to the office.

Sunday, July 16, 2006



i'm on cloud nine canavaro lift the throphy....FINALLY!