Thursday, May 28, 2009

Be Careful What You Wish For

Sometimes we should be careful on what we wish for. Yeah, I am now trapping in this situation. Last year, I consulted my counselor and said to him about my interest on out-of-town or overseas project. My assignment always in the Jakarta since joined this company and client near the head-quarter. On the other hand, friends from my batch have opportunity to involve in out-of-town project or be assigned to the client which is far from the head-quarter. Different traffic jam, different allowance.
I am now a SAP-BASIS consultant. If you ask me about my position, whether I like it so I won’t hesitate answering your question “NO”. I never want to be a technical consultant and I know my capability and what I can do. I prefer involve in the project where I can understand the client’s business process and how to make the best decision to improve their production, their performance and reduce the production cost. That the reason why I love so much my last project. It was a strategic-related project. My client wanted to find the potential distributor for their product in Indonesia, distributor who know how to import a short-age product and have experience in its distribution. It was not an easy task but I love it so much although I did not get allowance.
That project also inspired me to pursue my master degree in Industrial Management and I plan to take it next year through Erasmus-Mundus’ program. But I have to prepare all the required documents such as TOEFL and GMAT certificate. And it is the big problem for me now because I just received confirmation from my HR representative that I will be assigned in Kuala Lumpur for 7 months (July 2009 – January 2010).
Arrrgh, this is suck. How can I prepare my TOEFL and GMAT certification if I be there? Maybe you will say, I can prepare myself there but GMAT is something new for me and I plan to take the course before I ready for the certification and I have to take the both certification this year because the application deadline for the reception of application is on January 2010.
What should I do? Should I reject the assignment? Or should I wait 1 more year to apply the master degree. Please show me the way out.