Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Transfer Order

I've received transfer order to go to Research Division effective 1 September 2008. I was quite shocked at first as I was told (thru the grapevine, actually) that I would go to International Promotions, seeing that I've got good PR (ahem!). Personally, I wanted to go to Domestic Division as I would learn and experience a lot of local tourism products and destinations. Being in the Convention Division for 6 years now, I realized the importance of knowing your local tourism products as I always get to meet top decision makers from around the world. This is where my PR skills become handy as I would bluff my way through conversations pertaining to local products & destinations from reading brochures and hearing colleagues describing about it.
Research Division have never crossed my mind, I must admit that I'm a bit scared of what lies ahead. Going to Reserach is something that is totally new to me and I would have to learn research techniques, SPSS, not to mention new environment, new challenges, new boss and new colleagues. Feels like I'm ready to move....I should move....I have to move since I have already served one division more than 4 years now.
I'm now trying to tie all loose ends on my future projects, hand it over to my colleague, start packing all my things. Most of my contacts and colleagues said that it's a waste that I'm going to Research. Its like I'm being put to cold storage. But I don't think of it that way. I think having a Research background, dealing with facts and figures would strenghten my knowledge in the tourism industry. I start with a clean slate and try to learn as many things as I can.

8 comments:

Ash said...

Aka... best of luck in your new division. I am sure you will do well no matter what you do because you work hard and have passion. :-) As for SPSS kalau nak crash course dgn saya ok je. Takde lah bagus sgt ala2 dr saodah tapi tau lah sikit. :-P

Beautiful Life said...

Hi Ash...thanks for the offer, maybe I do need it! Yeah...teringat la kelas SPSS Dr Saodah yang sangat sejuk dan membosankan! I had to take Research methodology in second year heheh now all rusty la.....

Ash said...

Wah awal gile akak amik Res Method. Saya amik dekat nak fourth year. Masa tu sekelas dgn Mrs. C, assignment pun sekalik! Ha ha ha ha ha ha. :-P Take care akak!

Beautiful Life said...

Rasanya sebab time tuh takder subject lain and kalau tak salah masa tuh nak major Comm...sekali tukar PSci...so in the end tak guna pun spss tuh...serius boring and sejuk masuk lab huhu

Qirzah said...

Buat apa in Research?

How's it gone so far?

Beautiful Life said...

Hello there ole friend....tak tau lagi buat apa in Research. The usual suspects: Departing Visitors Survey, Kajian Taburan, Statistics.

So far ok. Thanks for linking me in:)

hnyhar said...

All in all..u're talented n possess good comm. skills. That's y they transfer u to that division.

It's really good 4 u to gain more experiences in doing sort of research. It's kinda challenging task!

WELL DONE sist!! I'm proud of u!!

Beautiful Life said...

TQ...nak kena belajar balik SPSS nih