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Work place conversations


January 2012….

Colleague1 : Satish I have a good news… I have been offered a job with 7 lakhs package in ZYX*** company.

Me : Sounds good..so whats the job profile. How was the interview?

Colleague1 : Its the same as here, Java developer. Interview was very tough. Had 4 rounds of grilling sessions. Thanks to interview questions on internet. Am through….

Me : Wait…. same profile and just the higher package. Did you even bother to ask what project it will be or what customer/domain you will be working for ?

Colleague1 : Nope.

Me : So you just answered the questions and came back. No questions from you..?

Colleague1: Infact I had a question, about percentage of variable pay on the whole. You know that company has pick and drop facility and free food. Our company sucks!

Me: So same work and fat pay check. Congratulations mate.!!

September 2012
Developer: Satish, shouldn’t our project go to hell. Its junk man.. no one else on the earth uses this framework. This is junk.

Me: Ya, inhouse framework and no one uses it explicitly but still isn’t it event based programming and oops after all.

Developer: You are in so 1980’s. Come to 2012 sir. Spring, Hibernate, Pega, etc.. are the hotcakes. Pega pays helluva packages. I want to get trained in one of things and get out of here…

Me : Hmmm… Whats the difference between composition and aggregation in oops ?

Developer: Fuck off man.. you are a arrogant jerk!! You cant question your senior developer like this…

Me: Thank you.

Conversation with an old bus driver in a State Government Transport Garage – April 2009:

Me: Sir, I have heard from others you are the senior most driver here and 5 times best driver award. How did you manage to stick to the same job for these many years ?

Driver: If its my mom who gave me birth, this organization which gave me re-birth. I am so much so obliged to this organization.

Me: Hmmm.. so you never had any passion for which you want to dedicate your life to ? Definitely being bus driver shouldn’t have been yours..what was it ?

Driver: Nothing. I had no goals. We had less options and we were taught one thing in the childhood. Its not what you do, how you do. God has assigned me with this duty, am performing it with my fullest dedication. Over the years it became by passion. I mastered this art of driving.

Me: However, these days everything is money. The pay hikes are very low over here since beginning. Wasn’t it difficult to catch up with inflation and your responsibilities?

Driver: Its not the package beta(son) how much you save for a rainy day matters.

Me: Hmm….
He prays to God before starting the bus from garage for the day. I was told he does it ever since he joined when he was 28. He was 56 when I met him.


Leaving behind the strings attached…

We all do attach strings to everything we do in our mundane life, which are small by the individual magnitude but at sometime or the other they take their toll on us collectively leaving life chaotic; be it habits ,attitude, perceptions or even opinions.. everything counts. They hold us back and we just keep ourselves busy getting out of the fuss which is what we feel herculean task and miss the wonderful opportunity which is disguised in the form of crisis. Once we find this underlying opportunity in crisis everything is happy happy …easy easy..


https://i2.wp.com/www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/6919233/2/istockphoto_6919233-fasten-the-shoes.jpgIts been a tough time for me to get out of the turmoil i got into unfortunately … though am not completely out of it , now trying to slowly get off the strings attached to myself which are more of emotional and self made cookery rather than any cliche responsibilities. Who said climbing Mt Everest is an herculean task , there are more or less similar trysts in everyone’s life. Yes, I mean it. But then what I comprehend is all this is to let us know us ‘ok man don’t sleep , you are in danger .. be alert.. be alert!!!‘ With Satyam fiasco and my Mom’s deteriorating health , I  learned good amount of lessons since my completion of graduation to till date , which I only wish make me cautious rest of my life and move on … as someone said wisely Almighty gives us nuts , he does’t crack them… that’s life !! Well now I’m more open minded than ever before to accept the reality and I promise myself to lead the life with  grit and strong determination towards each and every task I do , not letting the evil procrastination take on me 🙂


Finally am leaving the family, friends, my computer ( my rescue for a long time) , the place where I’ve been living for the past 16 years and those memories behind to take the charge in USAI Forge(http://usaiforge.com) a sister company of OCTL(http://octlindia.com) as an Assistant Engineer Trainee this Monday i.e., on 21 December. Wish normalcy will take  over and I take this opportunity to thank all my friends( Sai Manohar , Sai Kiran, Sravan Pradjumna , Dilip Chowdary, Karthik Gupta , Sravan )   and well wishers who stood by me and supported me all through with all patience though perturbed by my strange behavior , and I promise this time , will come back stronger and better… Wish me well …