New phase of life | Tuesday, December 05, 2006
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My life has changed a lot these days. One of my major concern has finally found a rest. I've got a job. After 5 months of struggle - finally landed a job. So, even though things could've been better (as my friends used to say - "Some very big opportunity is in store for U"), I told myself "Things could've been worse". Thinking of it - If I'd been offered a job of 10k salary - wouldn't I accept it? Of course I would have. So, in this view - I've got a much better chance to call a launch.
Even this chance was getting blown. The tech interview went Ka-put. Within 10 mins, I saw the chance going downhill. Once out of the interview room - I knew for sure that I wont make it. So, was depressed as usual - headaches and all. Came back to room, pillow case, trying to rest; Consolation from room-mates - all the usual stuff. Thought writing to Deepthi (another story) would ease me out. So, wrote a pretty long letter to her - venting out all my frustration. AND - just as I was about to finish d letter - my cell rang up to a local landline call. When I picked it up and heard the word "Ness", all my senses sprung up. They surely won't call me up to say - "U'r rejected". The only other possibility - "Attend the HR tomorrow morning at 10:30".
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I just couldn't believe my ears. Again all my past experiences surfaced. Rising from the rubble, getting a 2nd chance - trying hard and again failing at last round. So, I feared it's gonna be again like that. Anyways, I had to prepare no matter what. Next few days, I was sent back & forth; the interview always getting postponed. The feeling that "It's not gonna work out" - begun to sink in. There was this gap of 3-4 days when we had no contact from Ness or LuminUs. So, in a way, I almost accepted that it's over. But again there was this call for HR interview. And this time I made it.
1st day @ work didn't go as I've always dreamt. All day - we new joinies had to wonder around - waiting. And when it was time to leave - we were given a lot of paper work to fill in. At d end of d day - I returned home with a giant backache. Things improved only when I got my "Access card". Now I can enter my cubical straight away. The feeling of being a part of this place begun to sink in. Then some days back I got my ID Card - with the Ness logo and Emp. Id. No. That was a high in its own context. So, 1st week went by simply with some high.
There's been no good interaction with team-mates till now. There's been a b'day party last Friday. But not much interaction took place that day. Hope we can break the ice quickly. There's a fresher party tomorrow. Looking forward to it.
I'd have loved to upload some pix of my team-members. But I'm not having those at present. Have asked Deepti to send me some. Will upload when I get those. Till then, just wait...