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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My first job ( Part II)

...continued from here...

Due to the high fever, I could not go for the interview as scheduled earlier. I could not call and inform either, as I didn't have their contact numbers, except for the address. After 2 days or so, the HR guy I met in the event, calls me up to ask why I didn't come for the interview!! When i told him that i was not keeping well, he set up another interview on a different date and made polite enquiries about my health. My Dad was even more suspicious about the job offer coz who calls up and asks why you couldn't come for the interview? He found it really wierd and over the top!

Anyway, somehow, I finally did go for the interview and met my future boss ( who is the best manager I have had, till date!) . As usual, I spoke nineteen to the dozen and fearlessly answered every question unabashedly ( He would often comment how outspoken and fearless i was!). He asks me 'what is the least salary I would join at?'. Without a moment to think, I answer some ridiculously low amount as I simply had no clue. What I quoted was so ridiculous, that he increased my salary himself and I was appointed with immediete effect.

After I joined the company, it was their appraisal time and everybody got hikes! I also got a hike coz my boss's boss felt that the little kid ( me!) would feel left out and they thought I was a promising employee!! Thus, started my career with a bang, loads of fun and frolic, lots of outings, made good friends and I felt like I was on a picnic...the most fun workplace i have ever been...

17 comments:

SR said...

Where was this...?? Sounds like a fun place to work...

here it is!!!! said...

How come you don't read me?

Pretty Woman said...

Hey Shrutha,

It was a software company in Madras! :)

Pretty Woman said...

Hey Revathi,
I do...you write really fundoo stuff..too much for my little brain! :D

jayaram said...

As I said earlier, opportunities come 2 our doorstep once in a lifetime, not always as others expect. U got it and capitalised. Good luck and god bless.

techpsyche said...

Well, I guess you should think of making TV serials, you kept the continuity from part1-part2 in the best possible way. Rightly stopped,Rightly continued and Rightly ended.

Pretty Woman said...

Thank you Jayaram!

Pretty Woman said...

Hey techpysche,
I just split it into two posts as it can get too long for one and the interest wanes!

chandni said...

nice..........and then what happened?

Pretty Woman said...

hey Chandni,

...this is Part II babes,...after that it was 'happily ever after'...2 years of fun, learning and new friends!! :)

SS said...

The Job fell in your plate just like that! this is like a fairy tale story :) Hope it kept going good for you like that.

Pretty Woman said...
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Pretty Woman said...

How sweet of you SS! thank you :) One of the good periods in my life that was! :)

Vantika said...

Hey,

Thanks for sending me the link to your blog. Must say, it is very well written and very interestingly written. I enjoyed reading it :) You can visit my blog at www.vantikagupta.wordpress.com. Thanks again. You have gained a regular visitor to your blog today :) Good luck.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Drifted in here to your blog..Nice post " reality writing "..looks you had good fun joining the job,and I hope its continuing too..
hope I can blogroll you & read further posts
Tc
CU

Pretty Woman said...

Hey Vantika,

Thanks a lot for the kind compliments...I am glad! :) I shall visit your blog soon...

Pretty Woman said...

Compassion Unlimited!

First off...a very interesting blog name! Thank you for your kind words, of course you can come back to read more! :-)