Monday, January 10, 2005

unceremonious promotion

Went to a client's place this morning for a product presentation. The presentation was given by my boss, The Man (whew~! thank God). Its a relief since i'm no people person and public speaking always gives me cold feet.

The presentation itself went smoothly, though there are some bumps and potholes along the way. But I dont think the audience notices that. The presentation was done to inform the client's chief manager, which is a Datuk by rank (Datukship are similar to british Knighthood). So the audience consists of the higher management personnel and most of the people directly involved in the project itself.

Now, my boss, The Man, has this tendency of getting out of ugly situations by way of the silver tounge. The Man is also gifted in conjuring facts and figures that will assist him in getting his goals achived. He is somewhat of a charlatan. Well, enough about him. The world do not revolves around him right? WRONG! The world do revolves around him. We all live to please him. He is The Man. Well no, not really. He's ok. Though he lacks managerial skills. And also have a tendency to relegate damage control to his underlings. !!!!! .

Although i have somewhat of a negative perception of The Man, he managed to gain a little bit of respect in my book during the presentation. Its a wonder watching him weave his web of lies, well no, lies are too harsh. Weave his Virtual Reality. Now that is more fitting.

Among the things he said during the presentation was this; 'This is the project leader' while pointing to my general direction. Thus i thought, 'Wow! i'm the project leader'. I get to handle more responsibilities with no increase in salary! Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Heh.. he's The Man.