Monday, April 11, 2005

Office Office

Now i know why in a multionational the management provides more coffee than you would find in a coffee estate.Thats for keeping a summer trainee awake enough to twiddle his thumbs.Before you label me a "kalank" on the glamouros face of the IIMs,lemme bring to your notice that I am actually working .Just that my project guide is on leave today and hence I am forced to indulge in noble activities like thumb twiddling , looking at the ceiling , googling on mergers and acquistions , visting blogs , regoogling mergers and acquisitions ..(loop continues).

But to be honest , I am working at my summer training.Though things get a little lazy sometimes , its getting to be a challenging and enjoyable experience.Ive got a desktop with net connection and unblocked access to all of the internet.not that I have tried accessing websites which "deserve" to be blocked.good boy.

But the bad part is that I have to wear formals to work each day.That transaltes to formal trousers,formal shirt and a tie.Now I dont have anything personal against a tie but why do they tend to land in all the wrong places at the wrong time?I find my tie's end dipped in "aloo matar' when I have lunch and in my shirt's front pocket when i visit my project guide's desk.
Between , my co-trainees are all elite and sophisticated souls from the IIMs(A-1 , B-2 , C-2 , L-2 , K-1) .So I better work hard if I have to think about making an "impression".For the record , my "not-so-serious" activities comments during a certain lunch session at the office cafeteria had the female trainee from IIM A quipping " have you ever been beaten up badly by anybody ?". So I better curb my natural instincts before some blazing girl power is unleashed on me.

And another bad part is that I have to travel in buses and autos to commute to and fro from this place to home.And considering the genre of people that travel in buses ,I in my tie and formals look as misplaced in a bus as mahatma gandhi in a pub .

Anyways , its lunch time and I have decided to skip the lunch.The rest of the trainees just formed a queue and left for the cafeteria.I think I will cut short this post and make myself a coffee now.And I will make sure I dont find my tie's end in the coffee mug this time.

14 comments:

zing said...

Hiii
a friendly suggestion for you....
USE TIEPIN....
Believe me it will never find its place into food.And after office hrs go off with your tie....then you will be more like the lot use to travel in bus.
And never ever left this 'NOT-SO-SERIOUS'part of your character.
It will make your Impression itself.So be yourself,its your own credit that you r you ,not like other(so called sophisticated) IIM lot.
And drink coffe but not too much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

shantanu said...

hehe...welcome to the corporate world, dude...am lucky enuff to have no dress code at my work place...right now am wearing cargos, with a short shirt and sandals :D

zing said...

shantanu u r in which company? plz tell...............

shantanu said...

hey zing, am in Flextronics Software Systems (previously Hughes Software Systems)

shailen said...

u know wat u cudve replied to the lady .. yeah want to share the experience?? man didnt know these guys could be so snooty

Anonymous said...

@Zing : thanx buddy ! u literally solved all my problems!and i suspect they r gonna deduct the coffee expenses from my first salary cheque.

@shantanu : cool chappy ! jus a mexican hat to add n u have a beach volleyball attire ready.

@shantanu :ha ha ..chill man..am used to these guys.n then she was jus joking i guess.

abhinav

sona said...

hi abhinav

hw r u? hectic schedule...damn aftr 4 yrs in nsit,i dnt think i cud work that hard(except4 a fw days b4 exms...:))...bt guess..only few days left then cums the plunge into corporate world...man i dread that day...:)

sonika

Anonymous said...

hey sonika , after 4 DAMN years at nsit n one DAMN year at IIM Cal , i thot i wudnt have the energy to blow a candle but then when the boss at the office says "WORK" , one gotta work !

abhinav

Ranj said...

I guess that's how most internships start off...but before you know it, you'll be neck-deep in work. All the best!

Anonymous said...

abhinav hav r my eyes deceiving me or hav u removed sumthing frm here..

adios
rohit

Darth Midnightmare said...

Dude, was the disallowing of comments on the last post intentional? (I mean the one after this obviously....)

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Anonymous said...

I collect that you were brought up in Haryana sometime. You, or your Dad, must have got a nice socking sometime from someone there. No wonder the reactionary mentality towards Jats and indirectly as well by your comments on Sunny Deol and all.
Ha ha ha
God! you really are focussed on the cool and the sophisticated 'Jat- bashing'.