Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"A photograph of what I'm grateful for/my child;
once a week, every week." 

My weekdays retreat.

I've been a bit off-course for quite sometimes after our 3 years indoctrination program to meet ICAO qualification as aircraft inspector, now that I was assigned in certification sub-unit under engineering. It's a whole different game that I have to unlearn everything and literally change the brain. I began to doubt myself and became numb. But don't get me wrong, I enjoy this part
of specialisation. I still enjoy playing inspector, but doing certification blew my mind
and I can't help it - I love it every single time.

But I feel dumb for each new cases I encounter and learn and read and learn and read and learn. And I got off-course as I read, 'cause my favourite reading materials are articles/blogs/short stories. Not certification standards.

So I decided that I calculate my daily salary and work to the value of what I'm getting paid for,
or perform more so that the barakah will materialize in other forms.
It's a way to keep myself on track.

And last week, I was 'playing' inspector and was offered a job and double the current salary.
I just laughed it off. And shrugged it off.
They must be kidding.

I know what I'm currently getting is much less as compared to what the industry is paying;
but considering all the things I'm getting : cool colleagues, harmonious working environment, diverse scopes of  knowledge and experiences, paid duty travels, conveniences
(it only takes me 10 minutes drive to the office. I'm out at 8.10 AM and punch in before 8.30 AM!) etc etc, no extra money in the world would be able to buy that!

Then it struck me.
Allah is showing me that I'm getting more out of this! More than just daily salary - that if I were to be paid double the money, it will still not equate to the total value of things I'm getting.

Ya Rahman Ya Rahim.
Help me diligently serve the country.