Monday, August 17, 2009

i LOVE mondays - love your workdesk

In the name of Almighty, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

The week's just pass in a flash and it's back Monday!!!! My workdesk's been a mess but I love my mess. In actual fact, I'm an organized freak actually. Can't help it.. When your Mom's a natural born Virgo - aka born with innate Mental Neatness and having a German boss as my first mentor in the design world, somehow, the influence kinda flow in like a venom.

But this week, I'm just overwhelmed.

I recalled having one of my ex-designer used to tell me after I pose a rule of Clean desk policy. He said - A clean desk is a sick mind. After a while, I just kinda let it be. But it's hard to kick the habit and so once a while I would nag in the studio until they succumb.....That's how far I can be a Cruela De Ville

Your workdesk tells you your personality. Some decorate it with family photos while others make it a shrine of Hello Kitty / Doraemon collectibles.

And some company really push that all the staff uses the same colour co-ordination stationeries. I had a client that provides everything white from the furniture set to stationery to even the collaterals. And yes, I would agree that all the workstation looks clean and sterile but in the end it felt souless.

We spent more time in our workplace more than at home and it's just fair that our workdesk should makes us feel at ease even whilst we are rushing that deadline....

So, yes I do have to agree with my designer's thought, well the concept that it.... and with a little twang - A clean desk is NOT a SICK mind but a STERILE one....... ;)

Anyways, how would you react if one day you come to the office and get this......



Dress Code:

1) You are advised to come to work dressed according to your salary.
2) If we see you wearing Prada shoes and carrying a Gucci bag, we will assume you are doing well financially and therefore do not need a raise.
3) If you dress poorly, you need to learn to manage your money better, so that you may buy nicer clothes, and therefore you do not need a raise.
4) If you dress just right, you are right where you need to be and therefore you do not need a raise.

Sick Days:

We will no longer accept a doctor's statement as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.

Personal Days:

Each employee will receive 104 personal days a year. They are called Saturdays & Sundays

Bereavement Leave:

This is no excuse for missing work. There is nothing you can do for dead friends, relatives or co-workers. Every effort should be made to have non-employees attend the funeral arrangements in your place. In rare cases where employee involvement is necessary, the funeral should be scheduled in the late afternoon. We will be glad to allow you to work through your lunch hour and subsequently leave one hour early.

Bathroom Breaks:

Entirely too much time is being spent in the toilet. There is now a strict three-minute time limit in the stalls. At the end of three minutes, an alarm will sound, the toilet paper roll will retract, the stall door will open, and a picture will be taken. After your second offense, your picture will be posted on the company bulletin board under the 'Chronic Offenders' category. Anyone caught smiling in the picture will be sectioned under the company's mental health policy.

Lunch Break:

* Skinny people get 30 minutes for lunch, as they need to eat more, so that they can look healthy.
* Normal size people get 15 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain their average figure.
* Chubby people get 5 minutes for lunch, because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim-Fast.

Thank you for your loyalty to our company. We are here to provide a positive employment experience. Therefore, all questions, comments, concerns, complaints, frustrations, irritations, aggravations, insinuations, allegations, accusations, contemplations, consternation and input should be directed elsewhere.

The Management
Pass this on to all who are employed!


I wonder what made them did the joke above....hhhhmmmm.

Well, anyways if you have any woes to dress up your office or jazz up that space in the office or even just share what you did you do in your last office renovation, do drop us a note at and we'll definitely help to spruce up that workplace...

Have a blessed and great week ahead.

From your kawai designer - Pearl


Shopaholic Mama said...

My work area is a total mess, despite me being a Virgo!

Mak Pah Vogue said...

Mine is like PMS....sometimes spit n span, and sometimes so messy until I hate to look at it!!!!!

PearL said...

mama ann - haha, is tat yur guilt free area...but underneath the workdesk sure all the shoes tersusun rapi...hehe

Mak Pah - workstation also got PMS kah...?hehe