Wednesday, February 22, 2006

This is just the beginning!!

People getting dissatisfied, everyone either talking about joining a better job or moving ahead with further studies or just leaving the company. Is this spelling a bad omen? Yes , it definitely is. Everyone waits for this one whole year to just see how they have fared when compared to their peers and what do they get to see? That some other shithead has cracked it. How and why? No one knows... so what do you do? Just keep your mouth shut and vent it out somewhere else... may be some place like a blog... :) Whats the point in mentioning this to someone? Everyone is just going to lend you a ear but what happens after that? Zilch!!! It just goes down the drain.

A classic example!! One guy who has got admits from top class US universities. He goes to his top most manager (5 levels above him) and mentions that his aspirations are not being cared for. But along with this, fortunately or unfortunately, he mentions that he has admits from ivy league universities in the US. Bang comes the reply (not the exact words): "What are you waiting for? It would be really tough to get your aspirations realized here. Leave the company and go for further studies." This may have been a friendly advice but this somehow makes me feel that the higher management is a bit dicy on fulfilling the aspirations of the young blood.

A year back, I was the one who used to tell every dissatisfied soul around that this is the best place you would get to work for. And they used to tell me, one day will come when you will be on this side of the river with us. But I dont think I am even reaching the banks, may be will drown on the way... :)

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Am I doing good?

I am doing... hmmmm.... not so good... frustrated with the kinda work I am doing here... sitting on this shabby chair... hatching eggs... just delegating stuff.. not at all interested in whatever I am doing. Moreover I am in a project which has a huge strength in terms of members... 100 to be precise... and fortunately or unfortunately I am one of the initial members of the team, when the team was small.. 15 odd members then. The newer members who have spent a couple of months laugh at me when they come to know I have been with this project for over 2 years now.. :D So you can imagine the kind of project I am working on.. :) It has given me loads, in terms of promotions, perks, hikes... but still now the disatisfaction in terms of work has started to creep in... cant help it.. now marketing my project to new team members has become an uphill task. The reasons are umpteen for my dissatisfaction but would not want to state it here. :)

With all this said, I hope you have already figured out that I have not yet received a call from ISB.. am still waiting for it with open arms (may be legs too..:)..).
Now about an advice to the ISB R1 waitlisted souls, what can I say? I indulge in sports as much as I can. It has always been my first love in life so thats the only thing thats helping me keep my senses together these days. :)
Anyways.. the d-day should not be far off. Some admits have rejected offers and might have paved a path for us (waitlists).. :)
Keep the hopes alive.. me trying to do the same!! CIAO!!

Monday, February 13, 2006

Directing the young blood!!

Did you ever feel confused early in your academics? What am I suited for? Should I go for Science, Commerce or Arts? If one of these, then why? Where will it lead me?

If these questions never came to you, I would say you were a prodigy. I was a mere mortal and had to face these questions. Fortunately I landed in a place which has brought me to a juncture now, where I would never feel I should have taken the other road then. But as far as my understanding goes, I feel the current generation is no different and would definitely be feeling the heat on deciding the best career path.

I came across a friend on ISB yahoo groups who has pulled up an initiative of helping such young blood. I feel its really important to help these amateurs realize their forte and direct them in a such a way that they can put their strengths to use. Its far better to be well informed at least (if not decisive), rather than confused. is a site I have witnessed which helps students who are still young and perplexed on which career path to choose. Answering questions from students, trying to suggest the best career suited for them is something really valuable to the society. That way we should be able to build the next generation ourselves. We, the so-call experienced folks, would find these questions easier (relatively) to answer. So why not help them?

So here I go again plunging into the unknown (for the students) waters. I hope I am able to shape the path for a few!!
Signing off!! Of course, its just for now!!.. :)