Talked with a friend who is a former colleague at my old work place last night.
He said quite a number of people had left the company ever since I did so some time ago.
"More are leaving or trying to leave, especially the good ones," he said.
"Soon we will be left with just the juniors," he added.
I guess things are not going so well at my former work place.
Otherwise, people wouldn't want to leave like that.
Some of the names mentioned by my friend as among those trying to leave the company are very good and loyal workers.
They were searching for better jobs elsewhere despite the fact that their bosses like their work and most likely will promote them in the organisation soon.
"It's not just about getting a promotion or being liked by the bosses," said my friend.
"It's the whole environment of the place. Many are simply not happy working in our office anymore," he said.
Well, I guess my friend was right. I used to enjoy working at that place and was extremely loyal to the company, but things changed towards the end of my stint there.
The office politics turned very ugly and I felt many people there spent more time back stabbing their own friends and colleagues or trying to avoid being back stabbed rather than doing their work.
And the bullying was simply terrible.
I remember the whole environment in the office becoming very toxic.
At that time I was not so sure who were my friends and who were my enemies in the office.
It was a bit like one of those bad Korean dramas about palace intrigues and stuff.
Well, in that sense, I'm not very good with politics.
After I left, I thought things had improved there as the bunch of people who manoeuvred their way up by backstabbing and kissing up had consolidated their position.
Apparently not so, based on what is happening there now.
Guess, the backstabbing and kissing up culture continues to flourish.
That's probably why most of the good people there are wishing they have a better place to go.
I know that their bosses don't care much about losing them though.
"We can go shopping for people," one of them once told me back then.
Maybe the guy was right but I always feel that's not going to do the organisation much good.
Replacing loyal hardworking employees with mercenaries is not good, okay.
The organisation will gradually rot as everyone will be there just for themselves and their interests.
I believe that after a while the organisation will lose whatever left of its credibility and in the end not even the mercenaries will want to work for it.
They wouldn't want to dirty up their CV with the name of the organisation on it.
Hopefully, things will not get as bad as that.
It's something like Umno.
For me it's a good organisation, but managed by some not very good people.
Not all, but the few self-serving opportunists are making the party looks bad.
Hopefully PM Najib Razak, who is the Umno president will realise this and do the necessary.
Same with who ever it is in charge of my former work place.
Hopefully something will be done to stop the rot before it's too late.
I know, it's none of my business anymore, but still, it's just very sad to see the organisation in that situation.
Whatever it is, I'm wishing the good people still there all the best.
Do your best and stay safe, guys.