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LIFE- Pre and Post joining job

August 14, 2008
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My_corporate_lifeFor all those(if any) who have been checking out this space and disappointed seeing no new post, I am back with my next post after a loong time. I have started my professional life about 3 months ago and I have no complaints whatsoever, till now. There have come a lot of changes in life ever since I started working, some good, and some bad. This forced me to write a blog on how life changes for everyone (in general), going through the student-to-employee transition.

– All through my college days I waited anxiously for my college days to get over so that I don’t have to sit before big books and study, don’t have to worry about exams, don’t have to bother about the results of the exams etc. etc… I was of the opinion that once I join a company, all what I have to do is learn how to use some tool and start working on it. But life is not as simple as it seems to be. I still have to read so much (probably much more than what I did in whole of my college life), I still have to take tests. The difference is just that whether one likes it or not they have to study whether or not you like it, at least for the fear of losing the job.

– When you were a student, if you came late to home, your parents question you; ask the reason for coming late, tell you to come back home early and all that. But now, when we come home late our parents think that we have been working very hard all the day (though this might or might not be the case always). The difference is just that, at that time you used to enjoy with friends and now you sit in the office and do some work.

– Back then, you had loads of time and lesser money. Now the case is reversed. You earn money, but we don’t have time to sit and chat with our friends and family. When we are free and want to catch up with friends, they are busy and when they are free we are not.

– In college we could wear everything we like. But now, if we want to wear something, we have to think whether it is considered formal and part of office etiquette.

– Before joining a job, when you have holidays at a stretch for more than a week, you don’t like it. We have 2 of the 7days of a week as holidays, but that’s not enough.
You eagerly wait for the Friday evening right from the Monday morning.

– When we were a student, if we dint feel like going to college, we just used to call our friends and tell them that you are not coming. But now, you don’t have the luxury of taking a day off whenever we want. And even if we really want an off, we have to take the permission from so many people, give them a reason which they should think worthy to grant a leave…etc etc…

– One thing I’m sure everyone will learn after joining office is to learn to speak in a very low voice. This change is a must in everyone because I myself have experienced this change. I never ever thought that I (the one who is sometimes called a loud speaker) would be talking in such a low voice. I had no other choice but to reduce my volume, because if I speak the way I normally speak, all the people on the floor can clearly listen what I am speaking.

– Most importantly, then we had so much of free time that forced us to cultivate some good habits like writing blogs, reading blogs, reading books etc. But now (if not every time, but certainly during the training period) you don’t feel like keeping up with the old good habits.

Many more changes take place, which we even fail to realize.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Santhosh permalink
    October 10, 2008 11:49 PM

    Hey….. a blog after a loong time…. nice for bedtime reading 😛 …. k jokes apart…. yah life has changed 180 degrees as a corporate…. though we have immense liberty to take leave …its just that office stuff cannot be completed even then…. but yah it is the beginning of a new phase of life and weve gotta relish it….

    P.S.: My critic side just couldn’t to resist to tell you that out of frustration of such a marked change in life, the language does contain many parse and semantical errors :P….

    Anyway, good that you are writing blogs again…

    btw.. my promise of starting a blog has become quite far-fetched. 😦 … Hope i do get some time to pour in my thoughts.

  2. CH RAG MAYUR permalink
    October 11, 2008 12:18 AM

    hey rads…good blog..
    very very true ..
    even i could relate with it completely..
    M.S is as good as doing a job…
    Even im going through the same phases..
    life has chanaged so much in just 1.5 month for me.
    I am still in the process of forcibly liking this lifestyle..coz if i dont lik it ..ill end up in worsening my situation itself..

    But all u gys r lucky ..cozz u r atleast at home/not-so-far frm home…

    nee blog gurinchi raayamante naa sollu cheptunna kada..
    just fel lik sharing..
    ragmayur feelings ni nee blog express cheyyinchindi ante..nee blog entha goppado ardam chesko 😛
    good blog rads!!..i liked it very much..

  3. sravanthi permalink
    November 21, 2008 7:59 PM

    nice one rads and very true.I sometimes miss those college days a lot. More than anything I miss the large grp of frnds..roaming ,gossiping with them. now we are all scattered. Phew!! this is the way of life yar.Lets take in what life gives and try enjoying it…keep updating ur blog baby:)

  4. May 11, 2009 6:40 PM

    Did a guy by name Himanshu Parida interview u???

    Saritha, No.
    Why such a question all of a sudden?

  5. May 11, 2009 8:24 PM

    Nothing yaar,i know him that’s all 🙂

    A guy called sai and another HR lady simmi took my interview.

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