My Essay

546 WordsMar 9, 20123 Pages
I’m proud to be here today as someone who has worked under Richard Lim. Richard is a boss who empowers and encourages his staff. As a newcomer to HPB nearly 4 years ago, I appreciated how he’d make the time and effort to explain things to me. Throughout his work, you could tell that Richard had a passion forhealth promotion and serving the public. Everything he did, he did with the best interests of the organisation and the nation. He was unafraid to speak his mind. Richard played a key role in developing the Internet Section, as we were then known, by encouraging us to explore new frontiers, such as podcasting and mobile technologies. HPB is now viewed by many in the public service and beyond as a pioneer in these areas. Richard was a boss who let us play hard as well. As chairman of the HWC* Sports & Games subcommittee, Richard encouraged us to get active. We have to thank him for getting some of us started on golf! In time, I also discovered that Richard had a sense of humour, which made even the most difficult challenges more bearable. Richard, you have set a great example for many of us as a mentor and a boss. I can only hope, one day, to be as great a boss as you have been. And as good a golfer as you already are! Thank you, Richard! I would like to thank each and every one of you for gathering here this evening. It was 20 years ago since I was hired to work at XYZ corporation. I was nervous at first, but there was just this huge abundance of fine people who helped me to get my groundings. This corporation could thrive on it's friendliness alone. That friendliness has rubbed off me since then. But sadly, I must say that all things must come to an end. After 20 years of working for this wonderful corporation I need to retire. My health is not what it used to be and my family at home would like to see more of me. Don't get me wrong, there is

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