Starting today until tomorrow I'm in another training session. It's called ABC100, short for Airline Business Course (beginner's level). To put in simple terms, it's all about basic things that you need to know to run an airline.
Like the previous training session I attended (Leadership Development Program), I didn't expect to bump into anyone I know. So it was a nice surprise to enter the training room this morning and see 3 colleagues that I met during LDP attending ABC100 with me.
An even bigger surprise ensued when I saw 2 people that I knew from Company K were there in the same room. Miss H was my senior in EY. She left EY about a year ago and joined Company K, much to the dismay of EY big bosses of course. Then there was Mr R who worked in the department in which I was stationed at in Company K, until he got promoted and transferred to another department. (Note to Salina and Zu: Yes, it's HIM, mamat kuat merengek tu. Remember?)
Had a chat with Miss H on how she ended up here. Apparently both her an Mr R are with us on secondment arrangement from Company K. From my personal observations while working in EY with her for 3 years (though we were never in the same team), I know for a fact that Miss H is really good at what she does. Hence, I'm glad that she is here with us. But for Mr R, oh well, let's just put it this way: The training started at 8:30am. He came in at 9:00am. By the first tea break at 10:30am, he was nowhere to be seen until the end of the day. I almost thought I was seeing things until Miss H confirmed that it really was him that I saw. And when I asked her where Mr R was, her answer basically sums it all, "Well.. you know him.. he 'flies'..". I guess old habits die hard. (Salina and Zu: Silalah report kepada TMD, baru masuk sebulan dah buat perangai!)
As for the training itself, I really enjoy it. The content is superb. The facilitators have massive experience (both have been with the company for more than 30 years - when they joined I wasn't even born!). Apart from 4 of us (me, Miss H, Mr R and another new joinee), for the rest of the class (of 30+ people) each of them have been with the company for more than 10 years. Those at my table kept telling me to work here until I retire, and that wasn't the first time I heard of it. In my head, I keep collating info on those tiny little things that make these people so loyal. When I'm satisfied with the findings that I've got, maybe I'll blog about it.
Oh there's an assessment test at the end of the course tomorrow. I better go an study now, so I can pass it and go to ABC200 soon.