Pages

Thursday, January 22, 2009

My first job (Part I)

....reminds me of a fun time and great memories! The Year? 2000. Yes, I started working immedietely after graduation. It just started as a whim, I used to go for aerobics classes and another girl who used to come there, asked me if I would be interested in Event Management? With a few friends, I begged my Dad to let me go! It was for a freelance event manager and she paid a hefty sum for just 4 days of wearing a saree, few smiles and to learn the bare minimum of the product. So i represented this Generator company while trying to hold on to my saree!! THAT was my unofficial first job! :-)

Then, my official permanent job came calling, right there and how! A private software training division of a group of companies had another stall there. My future best friend paid me a visit at the stall acting as a prospective customer! ( My future manager had sent her, as he was 'impressed' by my personality and wanted her to check out my communication skills!) Obviously, I had no clue and I sincerely explained about the product to her. Later, in the evening, at the end of the event, she came along with their HR executive and they wanted me to come for a personal interview for the position of ' Counselor'. I was pretty excited about it, all the more coz i didn't even have to apply for a job!

My Dad burst my bubble by saying he won't send me for any interview for a job where someone chose to pick me by just 'looking' at me. Yes, my parents are very protective about me. I go everywhere with 'escorts'. My brother finally convinced him to let me go citing reasons that I need exposure...

On the day of the interview, I was running high fever...and my parents asked me to stay put at home, interview can go to hell !!!....to be continued...

5 comments:

jayaram said...

Opportunities don't come always and fortune favours the brave.

jayaram said...

An invite to come to my blog. See if u are comfortable. Postings started from last year.

Pretty Woman said...

Jayaram,
Whole-heartedly agree!! Of course, i will read your blog soon...thank you for the invite! :)

SV said...

yeah...good ole jobless days at srm comin' up next! ;)

Pretty Woman said...

Buzz off, S! :D