[..It won’t be easy, you’ll think it strange…When I try to explain how I feel..]
35 years (a/o 2019) have passed since I quit Motorola, Penang, and went south, in search of greener pastures on a Little Red Dot. Memories – both heart-warming and heart-breaking – came flooding in, as I looked at this old photograph.
Motorola was then the world’s leading portable communications equipment maker, which made it a hotly sought-after employer. We employees used to stride in pride in our distinctive batik-style uniforms even after work, in town!
This was my first place of work and also the place where I met my GF who is now my wife. We had some pretty awesome workplace interactions during the 5 years’ vocational sojurn.
Alas, Motorola today is a faint shadow of its former giant self – as a result of an over-confident leadership that rested too long on its laurels. So sad indeed.