Living professionally-India

Saturday, April 14th, 2012, 2:24AM

Its late night, and I thought to share some of my experience and feelings at job with my lovely readers. ‘CONTENT’, a word used in a very ‘inspiring’ way, by someone I adore, to boost me up. It means you are happy, and while you may not think things are perfect, you can be happy despite that. Am sitting at my workplace in my office.

I live with room partners. One of them is DBA and other is Software Tester working in the same company, which I work for. One of them is television and cell phone fan, and the other is a afraid of future at age of 21. One of  my room partner works for same team, which I work for. They are my good friends. Most of the Indian software ‘PROFESSIONALS’ are like this.

Most of the managers make the other employees think, that they are respected for their hard-work, not ‘SMART-WORK’. Some senior professionals adore smart work, but they are always busy. Understandable! They have lot of critical things to tackle.

People should love their work. If they have something to do, they shouldn’t care for whom they work, their aim should aim to love it, and make the best out of it.  I love my work and I love having ‘FUN’ too. Let me tell you, am not a person with very high IQ.

Recently,I met few guys who started up a new company in Bangalore. They had small workplace, with around 20 people(guess), compared to my medium sized office with around 150 employees, and my office is air-conditioned compared to their naturally cool and bright workplace . People out there were inspiring, full of ideas, living their own lives. I could smell ‘FREEDOM’ in them. India got free on August 15, 1947. My office has its own dress code, timing restrictions, project deadlines, access cards, rules and regulations. I am happy with my workplace though.

‘MONEY’ ruins everything- brains, people, mentality. Rich people start thinking they are too smart to judge others, actually they are not. Some people don’t even think about the hard work someone did for them, but they love to take out their mistakes. Appreciation is important factor for anyone to grow. Call it money-fever which divides our society into rich and poor or call it superiority complex.  Be straight forward with these kind of people rather than proving yourself. May be, you guys deserve much better. Reminded me of ‘SADDA HAQ’ from movie Rockstar.

‘CONTENT’,  ‘PROFESSIONALS’, ‘SMART-WORK’, ‘FUN’, ‘FREEDOM’, ‘MONEY’. Each listed para speaks of one. These are the words, which can describe any software engineer, or any other professional.

Confused? Don’t scratch your brains too much, enjoy the song. Great lyrics which speaks of the things one may have gained or lost in life.

Pink Floyd-High Hopes

High-Hopes(Pink Floyd)-Lyrics

Beyond the horizon of the place we lived when we were young
In a world of magnets and miracles
Our thoughts strayed constantly and without boundary
The ringing of the division bell had begun
Along the Long Road and on down the Causeway
Do they still meet there by the Cut

There was a ragged band that followed in our footsteps
Running before time took our dreams away
Leaving the myriad small creatures trying to tie us to the ground
To a life consumed by slow decay

The grass was greener
The light was brighter
With friends surrounded
The nights of wonder

Looking beyond the embers of bridges glowing behind us
To a glimpse of how green it was on the other side
Steps taken forwards but sleepwalking back again
Dragged by the force of some inner tide

At a higher altitude with flag unfurled
We reached the dizzy heights of that dreamed of world

Encumbered forever by desire and ambition
There's a hunger still unsatisfied
Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon
Though down this road we've been so many times

The grass was greener
The light was brighter
The taste was sweeter
The nights of wonder
With friends surrounded
The dawn mist glowing
The water flowing
The endless river

Forever and ever
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