Friday, March 19, 2010

Meatballs in Swedish times + Lamb

Dinner at Sha's

As usual, we invaded Sha's house at Ampang Hilir for a lovely rack of lamb main course.
Suffice to say, he lamb was really delicious. Mm, lamb. We paid RM 35 each and it was just as good, if not better, than the restaurants people usually pay exorbitant prices over microscopic proportions for.

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With the girls.

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At KLCC

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At IKEA for school assignment

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OKAY I need a few minutes to rant about this ridiculous global company called IKEA. We first went to IKEA trying to arrange a meeting with anybody who would deal with us students for assignment, with a letter from our faculty no less.

First
, I went to the customer service counter, not sure where to began. She directed to their main office at the basement parking (which is quite a distance by the way!). So I went there, as directed.

Then
the security guards there told me to go back to the first level, to the information counter - he told me there was a form I could fill in. So I had to walk back to the first level.

Next I asked the woman at the information counter about the assignment I wanted to conduct. That woman said that I had to go to the basement parking (!!!!) and try to apply for an interview. At this point my thought bubbles are incoherent and almost to the point of #$%#@#$% because I had wasted over an hour walking around from place to place.

FINALLY back at that basement parking office the guard let me in, to the marketing director's reception or human resource reception, I do not know. I was met with this receptionist, and I asked her if I could arrange an interview with IKEA for school purposes. She was like flat out "we do not conduct interviews with students" and I told her, please, to ask her supervisor or manager in charge if she could contact them and ask them about it, just so I can arrange an interview. Not to conduct one at that time, but just to arrange one!!

So she made a call, to a lady, the marketing manager, who said NO. Then she called the human resources manager, Andrew Leow, who said NO. I asked the receptionist I really needed to conduct the interview for my school work, so she said I could e-mail my request in to the Andrew Leow guy. My e-mail is dated March 2nd, and until this day they haven't had the courtesy of replying back.

I feel so dissapointed, I live in TTDI and my parents patronize IKEA all the time. I have always loved their meatballs - I introduced it to my friend recently who had been dying to try it but she did not want to go alone. IKEA tries so hard to portray this friendly image, which is why we picked the IKEA company. SERIOUSLY. If you will not conduct interview with students, please place a sign on your web-site or office doors, stating "WE DO NOT ALLOW STUDENTS TO INTERVIEW US FOR THEIR ASSIGNMENT" (I researched before, they had allowed students from One Academy to interview them, I suppose there's some sort of $$$ involved). The least you could do was either NOT WASTE MY TIME as your staff directed me back and fourth to 4 different places but also have the decency to email me right back.

We had to take pictures of IKEA by the way, so we did it illegally, because the "I'm-too-busy-HR-or-marketing-manager" did not reply. Dude, how long would it have taken for you to CC it to someone else in charge, if the email given to me by your receptionist was not appropriate for someone of your position.What a pathetic display of decency and respect. You should be ashamed IKEA. These corporate bigwigs cannot even spend a minute to reply to the message. Please keep your staff more informed ok, for the next hoard of students who does the exact same thing as I do, travel from Shah Alam and you just lead them around for 1 hour, before giving the email of somebody who is potentially a ghost. By the way, if you wanna ask me why didn't I email them first, would you have e-mailed

customer.service@ikeastore.com.my

2 comments:

  1. man this all looks like SO MUCH FUN. and now I AM HUNGRY! <3

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  2. Great pictures! Looks like a lot of fun!

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