I got-Got a JOB!
This is going to be one of those posts in which the author apologizes about not writing for nearly a month, and also exclaims at how atrociously amazing and weird life has been in all this time. Implicitly of course.
After returning to Mumbai, the little left over part of the summer was going to be spent waiting for my date of joining to arrive, from HCL Technologies in Bangalore. So there I was, burning away precious time of my oh-so-valuable youth and imagining how I am going to spend time in Bangalore. Me and PS even had our train and farewell episodes planned in our heads. I mean, after watching dozens of american dramas garnished with regular ‘leaving’s, its only fair and natural to get to leave once at least…right? RIGHT?
(Total music moment….”If you leave” by Nada Surf)
But as most of the other many things in my life, things did NOT go according to planned. Around 2.5 weeks back, I got a call from HCL asking me come meet them here in Mumbai, and I did. After a few interviews from HCL, and their clients, I was selected for a project here in Mumbai.
Which basically means, I don’t have to leave. Hmm. Interesting.
I also signed some confidentiality undertakings (many many pages of them), and most of those I really do not get …so I’ll abstain from talking about my work till I understand it better.
I can say though that I’ll be working with Nomura, at their Hiranandani office.
(^ The Nomura office building at Hiranandani Business Park)
Ok, here comes a total recall moment. My friends, and few foes would know that I literally grew up my 11th-12th IN Hiranandani. Literally all* my friends lived around there and so mostly I would be in and around the area every single day. (* stands for the conditional clauses of friendship. Which are pretty innumerable.)
I dreamed those years to be working in Hiranandani, and also living there. Well, then college happened, and though the place always remained close to my heart, I stopped thinking on the same lines.
But crazy amusingly, I end up working there without even applying or trying to get to the place. You really have to be me, or one of my buddies who I have bored to death by now by my boring and spiral life, to understand what this really is to me.
So then comes the date of joining. Do you remember how I always to get a full frikkin summer like the doofey but awesome Americans? Like, 3 months completely of simply no work or thinking about the future. And I wanted to start working, or something in the Fall, ie, September first week.
Here’s the cool part, my last exam was on 29th May. I got my appointment letter with the date of joining on 29th August, and for…. 3rd of September.
Life is so extremely weird (*pulls his own hair*…yes you can judge me)
So tomorrow is the big day, the end of an era and start of a completely new one. The one in which I get to be a corporate stooge and salivate for more and more money. YeY. Hmmm . Ahem.
I’d like to list of expectations from work I harbor in my brilliantly pointless have:
-Free coffee. Unlimited.
-A window near where I sit.
-2 day weekend off.
-A non cruel Boss.
And here are expectations from myself:
-Not be totally worthless at the job.
-Do NOT volunteer for all the work.
-Speak an optimum amount(I really ramble a LOT)
Anyway, I will let you know how these turn out.
Ok, jokes aside, it IS a big step. I guess people’s lives are usually measured by some bars, and first Job is one of the, if not the most important one. I am nervous and reflective right now about everything in the past. More scared of leaving the past than embracing the future really. Why is it so hard to accept changes anyway? On the cool side, I’ll still have my room, family and most of the friends exactly as near as they were this month. I am confused as to if that is awesome or meh, but I know for a fact that I shouldn’t be complaining even a bit. So I’m going to puck up my socks, adorn some formals and fly into office tomorrow like an Albatross. (“Rime of the Ancient Mariner”- S. T. Coleridge )
And of course and like always, I have a blog to share my daily work ramblings on. (Yay, I got something to blog about again. “Project-Work “)
See you on the other side.
ps: I really and sincerely hope that, this one, like all the other unexpected turns in my life, is for the good.
ps’: Happy Fall 2012 to everyone.