Today I want to talk about something a bit more serious than clothes. Work. With the fluctuating situation of world economy I have to say I'm a bit more than just nervous thinking about the stability of my own job.

True, I have a permanent job (almost 2 years now, woah) which allows me to use the benefit of a credit card once and awhile and not worry about not being able to pay because I KNOW for a fact how much I'll be getting each month and apparently doing measly side income with two/three more online businesses does help, A LOT ehem!

However, with loads of rumors circulating the email world (what else office people do than gossip through mails?). I'm not so sure of how true this info is but it did scared me a little:
Flextronics 4 days week for Month Nov and Dec.

AMD Penang announced this morning VSS lay off 500 employees.

Spansion force to take leave (5 days in this quarter)

Jabil planned shut down from Dec 24 to Jan 4, will be 6 days leave.

Agilent planned shut down from Dec 24 to Jan 4, will be 6 days leave.
Jan09 might have another shutdown. No increment 2008 review.

Avago no plan shutdown as no more in house production, hiring freeze.

ASE shut down every fortnightly on Monday starting from Nov 3.

Fairchild planned 'Mass Vacation' for 9 days leave in FY08

INTEL - No increment 2008 review, VSS for those under perform and
massive cut cost/travel 2009, no shutdown plan yet

Motorola, Penang- Still hiring+profit, suspect got government 'look after',
Singapore cellphone plant cut 800 job and now waiting for sale.

Siltera, kulim - Propose close down this Malaysian 1st Fab company, loss RM4billion in 2008

SENSATA Plant shutdown from 22 DEC 2008 to 02 JAN 2009; NO increment in 2009;
NO Profit S hari ng in 2009!

As for the jap company I'm working for, they've decided that no overtime is allowed. We have to fill up a form prior to doing our OT, stating reason & length of time. Weekend OT is completely frozed, if the work has to be done during weekend when the production line is off, OT will be replaced with annual leave.

Furthermore, yesterday's latest rumor was that there will be only 6 working days in January. Damnson, if that's the case we certainly won't be receiving full pay are we?! Scary, our survival is at stake! Luckily the rumor was cleared up by our H.O.D this morning, he announced that we might have to take extra 3 days leave in December & 3 more days leave in January. Cuti paksa. All this will be going on up until March or April.. Who knows within that time what will happen to the economy.. or to the factory. I'm hoping it will remain strong :[

*sigh* As much as I hate this job, it's this job that took me to where I am now. I don't wanna loose it, not anytime soon. Seriously, tak nak.

Adding to this matter, my internet access at the office was suddenly blocked two days ago. Which was rather coincidental for the fact that my ip address came up as top ten best internet users *uhuk uhuk* (best lah sangat). Turns out it was just a virus infecting most PCs' at the office. Pergh, ingat dah nak kena yellow card tadi. Syukur....

*Currently scanning pc for viruses bertalu-talu.