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On My Job, and Then Some More…

Yea, I am in love with my job…And I am writing it down here, so that when my appraisal results are out, and I feel wretched, I can come back and read this post. The job offers almost everything that I look forward to from a job – independence to make key decisions, an intelligent group of people to work with, and most importantly being able to use my intelligence. This is one job which has really recognized my ability to think faster than most people (yes, yes I am bragging, but I know its true) and ideate creatively. I enjoy it when people openly tell me that they think my idea is a killer one…And because my office is physically located almost 600 kms away from the main office, I don't have to get involved in the day to day games that people play…Well, it also has a flip side…No one knows the kind of good work that I do in my job and if the one person who has visibility on what I do refuses to let the larger audience know about it, then my appraisals will truly be affected. I per…

The Week That Was...

…was quite hectic…Cousins from both sides decided to get married around the same time, so we are traveling from one end of the state to the other with last minute ticket bookings, a small child and an old grandmother…Add to this, a high pressure job and no maid at home…You will think this is a disaster, till you here something like this…My mom had gone for a wedding (yea, this is marriage season in God's own country) and had just reached back after a nearly 2 hour drive… She was describing meeting her cousins and kids after a long time…And we receive a call saying said cousins and kids are no more…They were killed instantly in a road accident on the way back from the wedding…Leaving behind broken families…For me personally, it seemed so surreal, that my mom was talking about them in the present tense and within a minute had to talk about them in the past tense…On a lighter note, both hubby and self read Chetan Bhagat's "Two States"…my takeaway was that, maybe I shoul…