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Dear Malaysia Baru, say 'no' to nepotism

Fa Abdul  |  Published:  |  Modified:

COMMENT | 'A' has been working in Department X of a GLC for almost ten years. He and a few of his colleagues aren’t happy with their jobs because they feel overloaded with tasks and responsibilities. Discussions with their supervisor regarding the matter often fall on deaf ears.

At one point, A's supervisor of A took in a new employee under the recommendation of a politician. However, the new addition did not help to ease the workload of A and his colleagues.

This was because the new employee had no expertise regarding the work, and also did not see the need to gain knowledge in order to contribute to the work in the future.

Not too long after that, Department Y of the same GLC took in another new employee, also recommended by the same politician. He too wasn’t the best candidate for the job he was appointed to do.

Since there was no one else in Department Y who could be entrusted to get the job done, the supervisor of Department Y contacted the supervisor of Department X, seeking assistance. A was sent over to get the job done.

Overworked and unappreciated and with no professionalism at his workplace, A became distressed. He finally pulled the plug and sent in his resignation letter.

Last month, A, who is still jobless, was contacted by his old colleagues from Department X. They informed A that the new employee was appointed to fill in his old position, under the recommendation of the same politician.

'Who you know'

Guess what? The new employee, too, had no credentials for the job...

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