I had quite a shock at the office this morning. I received a plain brown envelope addressed to "The Director", followed by my company's name, and finally "Attention: Mr Cornelius Koh". The envelope was not sealed. I opened it and the first thing I saw was the heading of the letter: "TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT". It brought a lump to my throat.
For a moment, I thought it's time for me to pack my stuff and start looking for a job elsewhere. Then I continued reading the letter. It turned out that it was from a clerk in our Keningau office. She meant to give us notice for her resignation, but instead used "TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT" for the heading of the letter.
Reminds me of my good friend who recently lost his job. He has many years of experience in civil works, particularly in road buildingespecially those involving the collection of road tolls. Quite a determined chap, I tell you; not even an army could stop him from performing his duties. But in the end he was kicked out anyway. I am sure many construction companies are vying for his service at this very moment. To those companies which will end up losing the bid to employ my friend, I am so sorry for you all. It will probably take a very long time before another golden opportunity such as this will become available again.