Monday, April 2, 2012

Are you too Working Late in Office!

Recently, I came across something interesting and would love to share that… It’s written by Infosys Co-founder Mr.  Narayana Murthy and many of you must have read it but I believe it’s worth keeping… So here it is dedicated to all crazy office worms-

“Its half past 8 in the office but the lights are still on…

PCs still running, coffee machines still buzzing…

And who’s at work? Most of them ??? Take a closer look…

All or most specimens are ??

Something male species of the human race…

Look closer… again all or most of them are bachelors…

And why are they sitting late? Working hard? No way!!!

Any guesses???

Let’s ask one of them…

Here’s what he says… “What’s there 2 do after going home…Here we get to surf, AC, phone, food, coffee that is why I am working late…Importantly no bossssssss!!!!!!!!!!!”

This is the scene in most research centers and software companies and other off-shore offices.

Bachelors “Time-passing” during late hours in the office just bcoz they say they’ve nothing else to do…

Now what are the consequences…

“Working” (for the record only) late hours soon becomes part of the institute or company culture.With bosses more than eager to provide support to those “working” late in the form of taxi vouchers, food vouchers and of course good feedback, (oh, he’s a hard worker… goes home only to change..!!).

They aren’t helping things too…

To hell with bosses who don’t understand the difference between “sitting” late and “working” late!!!

Very soon, the boss starts expecting all employees to put in extra working hours.

So, My dear Bachelors let me tell you, life changes when u get married and start having a family… office is no longer a priority, family is…. and

That’s when the problem starts… because you start having commitments at home too.

For your boss, the earlier “hardworking” guy suddenly seems to become a “early leaver” even if u leave an hour after regular time… after doing the same amount of work.

People leaving on time after doing their tasks for the day are labeled as work-shirkers…

Girls who thankfully always (its changing nowadays… though) leave on time are labeled as “not up to it”. All the while, the bachelors pat their own backs and carry on “working” not realizing that they r spoiling the work culture at their own place and never realize that they would have to regret at one point of time.

So what’s the moral of the story??
  •           Very clear, LEAVE ON TIME!!!
  •           Never put in extra time “unless really needed ”
  •           Don’t stay back unnecessarily and spoil your company work culture which will in turn cause inconvenience to you and your colleagues.

There are hundred other things to do in the evening..
  •           Learn music…
  •          Learn a foreign language…
  •           Try a sport… TT, cricket
  •           Importantly,get a girl friend or boy friend, take him/her around town….
  •          And for heaven’s sake, net cafe rates have dropped to an all-time low (plus, no fire-walls) and try cooking for a change.

Take a tip from the Smirnoff ad:  “Life’s calling, where are you??”

Please pass on this message to all those colleagues and please do it before leaving time, don’t stay back till midnight to forward this!!!




Well, I loved the article so its posted here… I am not so poor time manager…. I have home... Family… Interests… AC & Wifi at home and I love living my life! ;-)

How  About You??  ;-)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Beach, Of Course! ;-)

Well, the other day I and my colleagues were discussing if given a chance where we would like to go for a vacation… I dunno why but the only places promptly clicked my mind were Goa & Bora Bora…

My colleagues anyways favored mountains as their ideal vacation spot…. That whole day I was trying to think… Why I couldn’t say any hilly region as my favorite… I have been to more mountains than beaches and I love mountains too… Now… after analyzing… I feel I am more of a beach personality!

Beaches are calm and clear... what pulls me the most is the mesmerizing sound of waves…. The magnetic comfortable warmth around….. The feel of sand on the feet is just incomparable and gripping…. I am not a swimmer though…. But still I love beaches but only clean beaches without any crowd… :P

I can spend hours playing in the water… ;-)

I have been to mountains... I love climbing them… I like the warmth of sun in the chilly weather... I love having a cup of hot black coffee while walking in the mountains…. I love eating my favorite food in the dhaba/restaurant on the hills…. but I would any day choose to go to a beach over mountains….

Although, psychologically I dunno the inner personality traits of either mountain lovers or beach lovers… but I believe there must be some kinda personality traits linked to it…. Any ways.. that I’ll see if I can find it out on Google… :-)

Now, I am in holiday mood…. Let’s see when I’ll get this opportunity to visit some nice beach again… :D

For right now, I’ll go and sleep… Weekend is over…. And I loved it.... :-)

Good Night God.. Love you and Thank you for everything… :-)

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