Thursday, 30 June 2011

The Farewell Email to My IBMers

Dear All my remaining agents,
As many of you probably know, today is my last day. But before I leave, I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know what a great and distinct pleasure it has been to type “Today is my last day.”

For nearly as long as I’ve worked here, I’ve hoped that I might one day leave this company. And now that this dream has become a reality, please know that I could not have reached this goal without your unending support. Words cannot express my gratitude for the words of gratitude you did not express.

I would especially like to thank all of you generally: in an age where miscommunication is all too common, you consistently impressed and inspired me with the sheer magnitude of your misinformation. It takes a strong person to admit his/her mistakes - it takes a stronger person to attribute his/her mistake to me.

Over the past two years I’m in the TL position, you have taught me more than I could ever ask for and, in most cases, ever did ask for. I have been fortunate enough to work with a team with various and colourful habits- it became an invaluable lesson in overcoming daily matters, over problems, over issues.

I hate saying goodbye. But I'm trying to focus on all the fun times we've had over the last ~ who-knows-how-many years, and those memories are giving me some comfort. I like being able to look back on something and smile, and that's what I think I'll always be able to do with us.

Here are my personalized notes of farewell to those still remaining under the company:

To Najib, Huda, Rauhah, Yani, Dibah, F.Nadiah, Edra & Intan:  your wit, wisdom, minds and advices had proven me wrong and pushes me to be more mature for my ‘young’ age.

To Wani: Congrates new mama….too bad that I wouldn’t be seeing you when you come back from your maternity leave.

To Aminur: Congrates to for making one of the new RTFMs on the floor…I am so happy you finally move.

To Ain and Sumaiyah:  Thank you for all those times and making every arrangements possible.

To Anizan, Azri, Fitri and Farhan:  Thank you for all those crazy times you all challenge me with the "Major" issues during early of this year….. It took a while for me to pull you back into the right track….. all-in-all, trust me when I say it’s all worth it.

To Ayuni and Rosmanirah:  Don’t stop being your selves, I trust you have the willpower to become somebody, follow your instincts, and you’ll be just fine.

And finally; To Hushmee and Munirah:  My two power couple and current team-leads, thank you for believing me and pulled through for me all those times when I entrusted you both to secure the team with informations, acknowledgements and tasks.

I know that each of you either want to move up, or move out towards a better job.  Each and every one of you all have your own potential and don’t let other people tell you otherwise. Remember all the advices that I gave during our team meeting with Murni Manja….Please don’t ever forget….ok… Stick together and take care of each other. I do not want to hear any complaints regarding any one of you during this segregation period.

So, in parting, due to this new job, opportunity like this comes along only once in a lifetime. (Meaning: if I had to work here again in this lifetime, I would sooner kill myself.) This isn't a forever goodbye. While I don't know exactly when we'll see each other again, I do know that it will happen. Please keep in-touch and can be reached at my personal email address ( In the meantime, let's both try to focus on the positives in this situation, ok?....

Very truly yours,

Farrah Noreen

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.

--Gilda Radner


  1. love ya so much.....muuuuaaahhhhhhhh...:)

  2. Love you too.... Miss you....