I don't know from what planet that alien now sitting at the HR Sr. Manager desk blasted his spaceship from. He certainly have no freaking clue about the way we humans live here on Planet Earth.
So, what's the issue this time?
It's like this. Malaysia is a multi-racial, multi-religious country and thus we have national public holidays for each Festive Seasons of each major group. We have holidays on the Muslims' festive season of Eid Mubarak, Chinese New Year, Deepavali and Christmas. Yeah, Malaysians celebrate everything :-)
Since this is the month of Ramadhan, we, the Muslims at this factory are united in wanting a day off right before the Eid Mubarak day so we can be at home preparing the dishes and clean the house for family and friends to visit.
That alien holding the title of Sr. HR Manager had made the company calendar in such a way that we still have to work on the day before the Eid Mubarak celebration. That guy is nuts, he should be permanently living on a tree with the squirrels. Doesn't he know that some people have parents living in other states whom they need to return to for the celebration?
Some of the inhumane things the alien does or has done:
1. Scheduling 6 Saturdays out of a year as normal working days and yet he gives himself the privilege of having annual leave for himself on each of these 6 Saturdays.
2. Refusing to let us form an independent Workers Union but he formed an almost similar group called Employee Relations Committee (ERC) of which HE is the chairman. Basically, the alien holds the veto power but the rest of us retaliate by sending the most no-holds-barred loud motormouth rebels from each department to represent the employees in the committee. Give the alien a taste of his own medicine.
3. Forcing upon my Section to accept that pain-in-the-butt Mr. B (read here) and steering off the topic every time we bring up the subject about the problem that this guy has caused us.
4. Not allowing employees who have kids for a day-off on their first day of school. That's the day when parents would be busy taking the kids to school for registration, class orientation, meeting the teachers, school fee payments etc. Everytime, the ERC has to hold a meeting with him asking for the day off. Hey, this happens every year!
Today......... he came up with another gem about our request for the pre-Eid Mubarak day-off.
Everybody wishing to apply leave on that day was to write a letter to him stating our reason why.
So, what's the gem?
The letter must be written by hand so everybody's letter would look "authentically individual".