Friday, November 13, 2009

The Hurting Officer again….

So, can you tell if an employee is about to resign?

I have had quite a few people leave me this quarter, for that matter this year. Some of them have been with me for nearly 10 years. There were many reasons given, but mostly for career advancement and monetary reasons. I guess that is a good sign that the market is returning to normal. The bad news is I have to struggle to find replacements and it takes time for them to get into the flow of things.

It’s also been a while since I’ve updated bazidiary, and I apologise for that, too. I have been travelling in the last 2 months. Infact, in the last 4 days, I was in Bandung and Jakarta meeting people, hiring, solicitating for business, and braving the crazy Indonesian traffic.

So, did I see it coming that a certain person would leave the company. The answer is YES, if I was looking or tracking at his or her chart. I have close to 100 persons working here, and there’s no way I can remember everyone’s chart, but there are a few that I track. Not that I want to invade their privacy, but it’s important that I understand the possible issues that they may be going through during a particular time period or if they would affect me in anyway.

Usually, my first hint that something is amiss is when someone takes leave, let’s say in the middle of the week for very weak reasons, like ‘personal or family’ reasons. Don’t need any Chinese metaphysics knowledge to suspect that person may be going for an interview.

I usually check the day's ‘Jia Zi’. If there’s a hurting officer is in the day, that basically is a first sign. (Remember, the Hurting Officer hurts the Direct Officer, which represents the boss). You could technically extrapolate to also indicate that a wife is hurting the husband, but we need to keep in mind that this is NOT an exact sign. There are many representations, and talking to many bazi practitioners, I see one common mistake. They don’t investigate. The sign may be there, but the meaning or context does not apply.

My next step is usually to look at the following month. If the hurting officer is again very prominent, you know you are in trouble. I had 3 senior people who had this pattern in their chart before they had left, all this year! The last one, handed me the resignation letter on the 2nd day of the month. I didn’t even bother to ‘save’ this case! There’s also another aspect that you have to consider, the boss’ chart. 2009 isn’t a great year for me as the OX clashes with the Goat, my first line of defense, and harm my month which is also my wealth and parents pillar. Dad had to go through a major surgery but thankfully he is recovering, just a whole pile of unlucky events.

The 3rd thing to consider is the employees' ‘luck’ element. Lets say if the following year they are in Direct Wealth luck, or the useful element appears and they have a strong wealth structure, then these would be the folks that probably find new ‘wealth.’ Infact, I got word just 2 days ago, that a Xin Metal project manager is planning to leave us end of the year. Sheeshhh….tough times!

My friend also asked me if I understood about ‘noblemen’ or Qui Ren. These are ‘helpers’ and when do they appear. I’m also very fortunate that when the ‘S**T hits the ceiling fan’ there’s always a friend that helps me sort things out and keep me going. I guess, I am blessed with that luck, so even though the year had been a tough one, I’m still doing ok. Next year will be better.

I’ve also been following another ‘type’ of hurting the officer, which the animal is ‘punished or harmed’ and the boss element is represented in the stem of the corresponding animal. This one is definitely more severe, and requires ‘Sun Tzu – The Art of War’ to counter. Have that ebook in my iphone but just don’t have the time to read it! Infact, my wife tells me, what good is to know that a certain negative event is about to occur, and we cannot do anything about it? I would rather know so I can be prepared than be in the blind.

I will get a few more articles out this month after I sought out all this mess. Guess, that's what I'm paid to do! Good thing the year is coming to an end.


Alan said...

Hi Chris,
Your Clash surely caused you problems. Likely the staffs that left you are going thru better luck cycle. Can you verify?

Regards - Alan

Chris Chan said...

Hi Alan

You would not belive what I went through this year. Started good but was a rough mid year. Lost rm6m of projects after winning it because if technicalities, have partners who received monies but didn't pay us. However, I can see changes taking place towards end if the year as the season becomes mire supportive.

Other than just business, partner past away July 26, peak of ji Chou, dad had surgery, just plan tough year. My feeling is next 2 years will be a lot better with the metal appearing in the stem. My chart is looking for resource.


Alan said...

Hi Chris,
You are not alone...I can surely understand how you feel because I have experienced it before..but the good news is, it's going to end!.

Best Regards

p/s: Feng Shui can help at times like these.