Hard Decisions ????

What is more important company or employee? Where does the ethics fit in the gamut of survival and churning money. It’s true all professionals behave like chameleons or rather like frogs “JUMPING FROM HERE TO THERE”. In such a world how does a company behave? More so when the company is drowning.

Is it fair to just come and announce that starting tomorrow we begin downsizing the company. What if you are given a termination letter which has nothing to do with your performance? What if you know your name is on the list? How is it to listen to a thousand rumours? Your name dropping in out of the list? What if only one person has to be chosen between you and a colleague and you know the other person has been doing really well. What if they keep you and chuck out someone else just because you are less expensive? What if you don’t know if you really want to continue inspite of not being in the list?

What if this is the second month of your job and this is the kind of disillusionment you meet. What if you know that the person you are gossiping with is going to be sacked, but you don’t have the guts to say so? What if even without asking for it you are given the assurance which is nothing but a lie? What if you find out that from the very next day you are not supposed to come to the place you came everyday? What if you come to know you have been terminated with immediate effect?

What if you start feeling bad for a person for whom you felt no real love? Why even today I fail to give a hug to the person who needs it? Why do I fail to console someone? Why this hesitation? Why is it so difficult to say what you think?

Where does one leave behind the idealistic virtues which you had forever nurtured? Why don’t you have something called savings? Why can’t you resign? Why if you resign you have to fall back on your parents? Why wouldn’t anyone believe why you are resigning? Why does it matter so much what others think? Why will you still take the selfish way out and not resign immediately?

Who is responsible for all this shit? Why is everything veiled under the word “hard decisions”? Why am I asked not to be emotional? Why have I been asked to be selfish and secure my position?

To hell with everyone, I would rather be emotional. Only that makes me feel I am alive.

5 comments:

Still thinking said...

'To hell with everyone, I would rather be emotional. Only that makes me feel I am alive.' - Good thought!

Just Be :)

D writer said...

not sure :)

Blue Kite Dreamz said...

What is more important company or employee?

An employee wd be more important if :
the company had a mission statement which said " XYZ Firm aims to runs its operations only for the welfare of the employees."

# Is it fair to just come and announce that starting tomorrow we begin downsizing the company

Isnt it fair to be frank..the captain is warning about the hole in the ship...so you get to choose yr lifejackets..before u go down with the ship

# What if you are given a termination letter which has nothing to do with your performance?

The firm is required to give you a justification..unless you have joined a firm which has no processes..leave alone ethics..in that case you are at wrong...for making the wrong descision in joining them..

# What if you know your name is on the list?

Congratulations...u wd atleast have the time to choose the best life jacket..the one with the blings :)..the rest wd be left with the 1920's moped tubes...jump out of the ship..before it sinks...

#How is it to listen to a thousand rumours?

worse than listening to the 999th one :) does yr official email id end with rumour.com...if rumour is what yr firm produces...evacuate..eject as fast as u can...

# Your name dropping in out of the list?

They must be deciding between A-Z or Z-A sort option ...only laws of probablity can be the determinant..and yr names first alfabet does become a factor this time after many years.......:)

# What if only one person has to be chosen between you and a colleague and you know the other person has been doing really well

well u never know..performance is nt just about how much u produce..its also about how you produce..and what you pruduce..and many othes determinants..so u might just score in the other areas...

#What if they keep you and chuck out someone else just because you are less expensive?

a firm which does nt beleive in quality cannont deliver quality..and hence has customers who dont want quality..and this cycle is going to collapse pretty soon...Leave now..eject now...

What if you don’t know if you really want to continue inspite of not being in the list?

The "A" list was on schedule..the "B" list should be on time too .

# What if this is the second month of your job and this is the kind of disillusionment you meet.

Great that the illusion failed in the very 2nd month...

What if you know that the person you are gossiping with is going to be sacked, but you don’t have the guts to say so?

People often gossip..because that is better than a gutsy talk ..

#What if even without asking for it you are given the assurance which is nothing but a lie?

How can anyone knowingly stand a lie .i fail to understand...

#What if you find out that from the very next day you are not supposed to come to the place you came everyday?

sing the song "teri galiyo me na rakhenge kadam aj ke badd"

#What if you come to know you have been terminated with immediate effect?


well ..ask for the notice period perks..usually its for 2 months...call the travel agent and book a shack at maldives

#What if you start feeling bad for a person for whom you felt no real love


Feeling bad and love for some someone or not..can be mutually exclusive...

Why even today I fail to give a hug to the person who needs it?

Either the person smells offensive..or is big at the tummy end...so u cant really hug him or her...

#Why do I fail to console someone?

cant say...

# Why is it so difficult to say what you think?

You Stutter....the right brain hemisphere parallely takes over the job of the left for speech generation...and in totality it cancels each other and fails...but then its ok..stutters are great thinkers...fantastic at logic...and mechanics..

#Where does one leave behind the idealistic virtues which you had forever nurtured?

You just cannot leave them..they form yr back bone..you leave them and you become a slimy cartilage..so nurture them..execise them..make them stronger...

#Why don’t you have something called savings?

Havent you saved yrself from being corrupt..saved yrself from being insensitive..havent u saved yr senses and soul to absorb yr hometown shillong ?...who wants those crisp notes...and coins...

#Why can’t you resign?

If you can join..you can resign too...u resign from the job..the designation...not from yr skills.

# Why if you resign you have to fall back on your parents?

You dont "fall back on them " you go back home..u become the child again...

#Why wouldn’t anyone believe why you are resigning?

Those who dont beleive..have never seen a hero..been a hero..

# Why does it matter so much what others think?

I am still thinking ..

#Why will you still take the selfish way out and not resign immediately?

You wish to get a job while on the job..and before u quit..
You cannot ..bcoz yr liabilities..wdnt let u do it..
The ESOPS are good.
You know no one can demand as low sal as yrs..
Yr collegue has gone on a vacation and has taken quite a big loan from you...and u wd wait for him to come back before u quit ..

#Who is responsible for all this shit?

Shahrukh wd say "Kayanat is"

# "Why is everything veiled under the word “hard decisions”?

Hard things are better veiled and hidden :)

# Why am I asked not to be emotional?

Emotional descisions are more righteous ...

#Why have I been asked to be selfish and secure my position?

Well..cant say..

#To hell with everyone, I would rather be emotional. Only that makes me feel I am alive.

Good..best decision...you are alive ....

D writer said...

Awesome!!!I think I have met the most optimistic person on earth...I had already started seeing things in new light long ago. True in retrospect everything seems to be for good. If hadn't been for that incident I dont think I wouldnt have looked for another job. It gave me the right push albeit in a hard way.


and if ever I need any answers I have them right here.

Arpit said...

maybe you missed out some BIG and really important questions.... who u really are?? and why are you really here???
getting answer to those questions will probably solve many problems.. :D
im loving your posts...theres an originality...something realted to everyday and everybody's life......i guess i'll just blogroll you :)