Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
I found this fascinating quote today:
Just can’t help taking a swipe at MSIG’s recent launch of their RM500,000 GenPage website portal. OMG! Is this some exorbitant show or what! In the days of open source, cloud computing and free templates for website building, why is there a need to create website portal to cage up a group of agency websites?malaysiainsurance.info, A RM500,000 GenPage web portal….. for Web Cage?, Jan 2010
You should read the whole article.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
However, which developer is willing to acede to such demand?
In the recent meeting on the 24th August this year between the Housing and Local Government Ministry, National House Buyers Association (HBA) and the various stakeholders in the building industry has endorsed a decision to introduce a newly mooted (by PIAM) "Housing Defects Liability Insurance" to make it mandatory for all developers in this country to buy for the purpose to safeguard the house buyers. In addition, house buyers can also have another option to purchase a "House Defective" Insurance policy...
Looks like the non-life insurance industry has proposed two different products within a three hours sitting during this 24th August's meet:
1. Housing Defective Liability Insurance (Mandatory for all developers)
2. House Defective Insurance
Well, the industry is still silent about the conceptual aspects of these two new products... Anyway, it is extremely important that the Ministry also enforce certain benchmarks in respect of both quality and standards to be adopted by all contractors, otherwise, it would be back to square one, ie. passing all possible grouses and claims for damages to the insurance industry.....and the premiums go up, which then would cascade down to the house buyers' pocket! Ultimately the house buyers are still paying for the inadequacies and inefficiencies of developers and contractors that they appointed. Looks like CIDB would have to improve further.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Front-of-house manager Sam Jackson, 23, told The Sun: ‘It was brilliant. Now that we’ve seen each other naked, there are no barriers.‘We weren’t put under any pressure. If we wanted to come in clothed or in our underwear, we could. But I love my body and I wasn’t ashamed.’‘It was emotional but we found we were much more able to talk to each other honestly – and have been since. The company has improved massively.’
During the week leading up to the strip-off, the workers were encouraged to photocopy parts of their bodies to make them more confident about themselves. A nude model was also brought in for the workers to sketch and talk to.
Hmmmm.... I wonder how does the situation over at my department would be like if I am to implement one of this. The department is 90% filled by the women folk - probably have a field day for me (guessed.....) but then all of them would be looking at me. Don't think I so! It is unlikely for me to get any proposal working - remember, our company sells Lady PA that provides for legal fee in pursue against sexual harassment!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sadly for us we just can't make it there within the ranks of achievers (creams of any nation) .....although on the contrary, these groups also cause the remarkable downfall of the Wall Street....and they were out of their job; their fat paying job! The insurance group however are still around not doubt in Malaysia holding the paddle trying to get the sampan to shore before retirement one day.
Whatever that is we belong to a group that the Insurance Journal deemed us as "drop-outs" - not fit and sharp enough for a pressure cooker job like high power finance. Anyway who cares..... we all know we are lowly paid lots....because our industry runs on a marginal underwriting profit, there is actually nothing much to make given the fact if any non-life company competes substantially in an opened markets.
Of course, because we are not genius enough, we throw away good practices...all in the name of roping in the $$ first...lose money, "belakang kira". Stupidly, stupidly......forward, we are still here, the industry is still here - 20 years today still same...not much of major changes unlike our high finance brothers and sisters; their industry changed by leaps and bounce.
Whatever that is, beat around the bush or otherwise, the fact is that the industry change so little is because we are not academically inclined enough during our student's says......we play marbles, catch spider, 'poteng sekolah' but thinking outside the box lah - "no-lah, day dreaming" only! Thus, that's the reason why we are not experimenting with new things years ago...... Never mind lah, poor also good, stupid also good.....we are still chugging along the way...... like the image, "WITH THE POLES BETWEEN THE LEGS" on a motorcycle that build for TWO!