11 Dec 2008

Stirred Life - 1

Behind every successful and happy person, there will be a perfect mood of God writing the story of that person. God probably is in no mood for a change since six years as he writes my story.

Life has been the same for the past six years. The roads that I travel, the time of travel, the place I stay, and of course the workstation, nothing has changed. Imagination and the creativity inside me are on the verge of a wary death.

Adding cherry on the ice-cream is the client. Ever complaining and never listening attitude of them has made my life wretched.

Hi I am Rahul. Thanks to Bollywood, every time I introduce myself people expect a ‘6 pack’ Sharukh Khan in my personality. So to speak I am quite a contradictory person. Plain, easy, undemanding and all such soft adjectives if added would make more sense to me.

Tech Lead, that’s what is my designation in this org. Preparing reports, adding ghost hours in the billable section, always trying to add sense to all the nonsense excels that my PM wants me to update and the most of all having daily conversations with my client onshore & defending my team of 8 for all the work they do which most of the time doesn’t make the client happy; such is my work.

I always believed that life is beautiful, without any doubt. But it comes with its seasons, its hard knocks and with several tangles. It makes demands on us to change ourselves, sometimes it also overwhelms us. It could be much simpler, happier and easier if only we learn to love life’s complications.

That’s what I am doing. Climbing the success career quite early in my life explained all the tantrums I am dealing now. Our team in India works day in and day out to cater the wants of the client.

Oops I realize client is a more of a collective word. To be very precise about the problem, I am dealing with a Madame residing in the other part of the world.

She is Jaya!!! Confident, Courageous, Impatient, Arrogant, Stubborn, Straightforward and a born leader; that’s few things I can quote about her. She is like this women who thought that “fixing men” means “taking a chisel and hammer, and start sculpting men”

What’s with this chunk of code? It’s a total junk. How on earth could you guys do this? Why wasn’t I in the loop when this decision was taken? The BA needs to be asked before this code is finalized. The MOM is lacking many points that were spoken. Weekends are meant to be, to work when deadlines are approaching.

Always finding mistakes and making my life miserable. It’s been a year almost, and the situation has been the same. Miserable, Miserable and More Miserable;

In life, we got to learn our lessons swiftly. Otherwise it will teach us in a hard way. It did not take much time for me to realize that “Tiredness is... laziness with a reason”!

“I need a break”, finally the emblematic techie within me spoke.

“I can’t grant you leave, why don’t you take a break just for the weekend” PM suggested. Not wanting to take up an argument with him I nodded.

~~~~ End of Part 1 ~~~


The Kingmaker said...

Wonderful!!!! Are u Jaya by any chance :P....Apart from the cheeky note really nice post looks like madam is coming back to form.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Kaavya,
Coming here after quite some time.. how have you been...I guess even you have been a bit irregular here..