Ah. I completed another year at Talent Selexion. After all the drama I am still here hahaha. Now this is what I call ‘blessing in disguise’. Everytime I turn into Singham and say ‘ata majhi satakali’ there’s always something that holds me back in Talent Selexio xoon 🙂
After my Christmas vacation when I resumed duty, everything was the same. Work went smoothly as usual. There was peace in the office and my views about my Boss was the same, he is Gabbar. The day came when I completed a year at Talent Selexion. We had an appraisal procedure. My Boss offered me a salary hike, also promoted me to a Sr. Consultant. However, before this we had a meeting, where we discussed about my annual performance, my strengths, and my weaknesses. It was a lengthy conversation, where I put my views across and Sir in turn put his views across. After that conversation my views about my Boss changed. I never went to him and spoke if I came across any difficulty in any of my assignments but after this conversation I became very comfortable talking to him. I went to him without hesitation whenever required.
Workwise everything went smoothly. There came a period when I got attracted to someone. We all go through this phase at some point of time but in my case I didn’t know how to react to the situation. I was unable to get over this to the extent that it even affected my performance at work. As my performance was going down, my Boss again turned into Gabbar. He put pressure on me to perform, however I just couldn’t concentrate. So finally I decided I need a break. I wrote to my Boss that I desperately need a break. After reading my mail my Boss immediately understood there was something seriously wrong and he gave me that break and told me come back once you feel ready to work. Sir never really shouted at me for low performance but that time our business was going through a tough time so may be that made him aggressive, however Sir did not tell me anything because he knew I was already quiet disturbed.
That whole week I spent with my Mom. We went shopping, went for walks, ate lots of ice creams, spoke to my friends and also went for a nice new haircut. All this helped me get over my confusions and in the mean while I decided to take a bold step. I went and confessed to that person about my feelings. Everything was sorted. Surprisingly that person was very understanding. Now we share a different kind of a relation and I pray our beautiful relation last forever. 🙂
Anyways coming back to Talent Selexion, after the break I was all ready to work and I did. I performed well. However professionally it was a bad phase for our organization. We slowly started loosing clients, closures were few, candidates were dropping. Stress levels were going up. Sir started shouting at me for every little bit. He never had anything personal against me but it was just the business stress that came out. I being an employee felt the pain of our organization shutting down, i can understand what my Boss must have gone through. It’s not easy to see your dreams shatter in front of you.
My Boss has always been very supportive. He is not like other Bosses who gives you assignments and sit on your head for CV’s. He gives us the assignment and makes sure we understand every aspect of the requirement. He helps us whenever we get stuck in any of the assignments. Since Talent Selexion was always there for me even I want to be there for Talent Selexion.
Our office shut down we started working from home. Now every minute the stress level was increasing. Since Sir couldn’t see me working and he had his own problems to deal with, he started putting pressure on me. He started imposing his ways on me. Unfortunately I was unable to adapt the new procedures. I started falling ill often and Sir thought since I am working from home I am not working seriously. It was not anyone’s fault just the time was bad. I wanted to be in Talent Selexion to help in building it again however I failed in giving my best. Misunderstandings were so much that Sir asked me to leave. I was so upset. I started applying for other jobs but again my heart was stuck in Talent Selexion. I went back to Sir and told him I want to continue working. Sir gave me a chance.
My luck was so bad at that time that inspite of all my efforts I was unable to perform well. Everyday Sir got upset on me, meaningless arguments, made things worse. I decided to resign. I resigned. I was not happy with this decision but sometimes we need to make difficult choices. I did not apply for any other job as well because I was not ready for it.
After a week Sir called me. He offered me to work with him as a freelancer. Somewhere it was like a dream come true. I just wanted to be a part of Talent Selexion. It really doesn’t matter whether i am working as a freelancer or a full time employee as long as I am a part of the organization. I accepted the offer without thinking much. Now once again Sir gave me the freedom to work the way I am comfortable and touchwood my performance too is back on track.
Due to some personal reasons I had decided to take up another job. I went for one interview and also got selected. The best part of the interview was when I was asked about my company. A different level of pride for Talent Selexion came in my attitude when I spoke about it. This itself held me back. Inspite of having a very good offer I didn’t take it up because there can not be anything better than my Talent Selexion.
I belong here just here no where else I want to go. 🙂
24th July 2016 – this was the day I waited for the most. And why shouldn’t I ? After all it was our alumni day. The department had organized everything so well. Right from welcoming us to seeing us off 🙂
As soon as I got out of the elevator I got a warm welcome from Vinay Sir, who was all set to give me a warm hug 🙂 He walked us to the auditoriam. I never knew a single person there except for my best friend Brinda and Vidya Ma’am. Though people around were strangers, the place made me feel at home. The programme was arranged in room no. 35, the same class where I started my degree college journey. I remembered the 1st day 1st lecture and I was late as usual 🙂 it was Vidya Ma’am’s lecture. 2nd lecture was Dongare Sir’s lecture, I can never forget that lecture because my phone rang in between the lecture and Sir thought I was playing a prank on him so he confiscated my phone. Actually it was no prank my brother had messaged me to say eat something from the canteen as I had forgotten my tiffen at home. My mistake was just that I forgot to put my phone on silent. I was so timid by nature that I couldn’t even imagine of playing pranks on anyone and especially on professors ? Hehe God save me 🙂
About Vidya Ma’am I must say she’s a wonderful lady. She’s calm and patient. She can handle any situation with calmness. Anyone who sees her will forget all his stress. You get so much of positive vibes from her. She has a calm look with a sweet smile; truly BEAUTIFUL and GORGEOUS. 🙂
Anyways coming back to the alumni, it was selfie time. Brinda and I took so many selfies together. About Brinda I don’t know what all to say because if I start writing about us the blog will never end. 🙂 She’s my best of best bestest friend. I know bestest is no word but our friendship too is unique. Right from 11th std. to 15th std. we were in the same class, same bench, we even bunked lectures together. I remember one of the professors saying “puri class ek taraf aur ye dono ladki log ek taraf”. We even went to the washroom together hehe. After college also we used to spend hours chatting on the phone and everyone wondered what we had so much to talk about after spending the whole day together in college. Well I am not going to share what we had to talk about 🙂 Before every exam we spent half a day discussing on what to study. We have maintained our friendship even now 🙂
Well coming back to the alumni, the ceremony started with a short speech by our Principal Ma’am Ancy Jose. Later as every batch came forward to introduce themselves ; it was really amazing to see Vinay Sir remember so many incidents about each one of us.
Vinay Sir is a marvellous human being. He really makes every lecture lively. He is never limited to that boring classroom teachings and books. There is so many things beyond studies we learnt from him. Relationships, Life, Friendship etc etc.. he is someone with whom you can talk anything even the most filthiest stuffs 🙂
When Upasana enacted Vinay Sir, I remembered Jyoti enacting him during our free time to entertain us. 🙂
Our juniors did a wonderful job. Hitanshi Sharma and Sheela Mehta hosted the entire evernt for us. And must say they both were very entertaining. Hitanshi performed a solo dance for us. Prachi Salunke, Unma Jagodia and Kajal Tiwari sang a lovely group song for us. On demand Vaidehi sang a solo song for us. She really has a gifted voice. We can’t thank these people enough. They put life into the whole event. God bless all of them 🙂
It was nice to see some of the ex students with their kids 🙂
Before leaving once I went to the dept. Room no. 41 🙂 As soon as I entered the room so many memories came running. It was like living life in a flashback mode. I remembered all the masti and dramas we did 🙂 This alumni really got back the best years of my life.
To conclude I just have one thing to say “NK COLLEGE PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT ROCKS” 🙂 🙂 🙂
Does happy hours exist ? Is there a particular hour in the whole day when you think you will be only happy?
Yes…. Happy Hours exist. All it needs is to understand your definition of happiness. We all have our own definition of happiness. Whatever is your definition of happiness, ultimately that becomes your #HappyHour.
Happiness for me is Life. Life is the longest happy hour. There is nothing greater than life. When a life comes into this world, we celebrate; we celebrate that day every year as birthdays. When someone dies we moan. Everything else is because of Life. Have you ever thought, what would you achieve or lose if you were not alive ? So for me happiness is Life; #myhappyhour.
It’s not like I have a royal life that’s why I am talking great about life, it’s just that I value life. No matter whatever you achieve in life, you will not really be happy unless and until you value and understand how blessed you are by being alive.
My life is simple but beautiful. You may even call it routine yet it’s lovely. Every morning I wake up and excitedly think of what all I have to do at work. My office is like my second home for me. Once I reach office I totally belong only to my work. It’s just me and my work. I am never in a hurry to leave from office so my Mumma calls me everyday at 6.00 pm to remind me that I need to come home 🙂 my brother even gave me a table clock so that I see the time and leave from office on time. Anyways that was about my office, when I come back home my kids wait for me in the compound and every single day give me a warm welcome. When I see their smiling faces I just forget about work stress if any. I have not given birth to them still they are my kids. As soon as I reach home they tell me what they did in school. If they win a prize they show it to me first. More than their own parents they share all their secrets with me. Sometimes even I get involved in their pranks and it’s fun. If they do something wrong I scold them and they very positively accept their mistakes. I am like a role model for them, whatever I do/say is always right according to them. They look up to me for everything. On weekends I play with them and they bring back my childhood memories. Every evening we decide on which colour clothes should be worn and we all wear the same 🙂 ; since blue is my favourite colour you will find them wearing blue on the days we are not able to meet and decide the colour. We celebrate every festival together. On my birthdays more than me they are excited. They make cards and make my day special.
Weekends are family days. Mumma gossips about all the evil aunties 🙂 ; those silly fights and arguments with my brother. Sometimes my brother takes me to events with him and we enjoy a lot together. Some weekends I go out with the kids and friends and we have a blast.
I’ve had my share of struggle in terms of health and career. I am sure this is not all; there would be more struggles in future but I am prepared for it. Nothing really would stop me from loving my life. I am blessed with a lovely family, caring friends, sweet kids and of course one khadus Gabbar Boss 🙂
So that’s My Life My Happy Hour 🙂
Talent Selexion (TS) is the place where I work. I’ve completed a year today at Talent Selexion so thought of sharing my experience with you guys. 🙂
I still remember my 1st day at TS I felt like I’ve come to a different planet altogether and people around are aliens 😛
Being from a carefree environment I had suddenly gone to a place having rules, regulations, procedures, systems and God knows what all. When Jesson Sir (my boss) was explaining how they function my head was spinning and I just wanted to get out of that place. I’d thought I’ll never go back but since I have a tendency of not giving up easily I again went to work the 2nd day. Hmmmm 2nd day I tried getting myself into that system. A week passed, yet I was unable to adapt to the rules and system 🙂
Jesson Sir was like a monster, one small mistake and he used to give a full long lecture on rules, regulations, procedures and systems. I just hated him for that. I started calling him GABBAR 🙂 (Jesson Sir, if you are reading this, sorry 🙂 ).
A month passed I still didn’t like TS. Somewhere I knew the problem was not in TS, the actual problem was that I was too attached to my previous organisation. I just didn’t want to accept the fact that now I am a part of TS. I hated everything in TS. I started making mistakes on purpose to irritate Jesson Sir but I always found him extra patient with me.
I was so frustrated that I wanted Jesson Sir himself to throw me out of the organisation. Once I lied and got caught. I felt bad about it and was even a little scared but at the back of my head I thought at least now Jesson Sir will ask me to leave the organisation. It was as if Jesson Sir had made up his mind that no matter what he will not ask me to leave so he just shouted at me and told me don’t repeat it again. However I decided I will resign and I did. May be this was a shock for him but surprisingly he called me and spoke to me politely. He tried to understand what was bothering me, stopped me from leaving.
That day I realised what a big idiot I was. I realised how nice Jesson Sir was. I really started respecting him after that. He made me feel that my presence was important. Then I decided to stay in the organisation. I put my heart and soul in everything that I did and learnt a lot more than I knew. And of course I even adapted to the rules and systems 🙂
Now that I was fine with TS I even got along well with my colleague. We had our own little fights and arguments but never had any grudges held against each other. No matter what happened we had a mutual understanding and worked together. A new colleague joined us and she was a real chatter box. I never mix up with anyone that easily but she got friendly with me herself 😛 It was fun now because earlier it was only me alone who called Sir Gabbar now even my colleagues supported me. Jesson Sir was no longer a monster for me. Neither his shooting hurt me. In fact each time he shouted at any of us we used to laugh it out by saying “Gabbar ne aaj meri class li” 🙂 Everything was perfect we worked, we cracked jokes and laughed. We even used to party at times. Unfortunately due to some misunderstanding one of my colleague had to leave. After some days the other colleague also left. Everything changed in a blink of eye.
After my colleagues left I had a feeling that something bad is gonna happen but I paid least attention to my fears because I thought TS needed me so I kept working. New colleagues joined and somewhere my fears came true. This new person entered and ruined everything. Due to her I even had arguments with Sir. Once again I felt like leaving TS. This time it was my Mommy who told me don’t leave your job because of someone else. I stayed back but during that period unknowingly my colleagues had triggered an incident that I had left behind. All over again the past started playing on my mind. I was so disturbed that was unable to concentrate on my work. I didn’t perform well that time still Jesson Sir was patient and gave me time to over come things. Luckily I went on a short Christmas vacation that time. In the company of friends and family my self confidence was back. I was all set to go back and work at TS. When I went back due to some reason even these colleagues left. To be frank this didn’t affect me at all because they had just spoilt the environment with office politics. However Jesson Sir was upset that again people left. Now I hope whoever new comes in TS may they come with good intentions.
In spite of all finally I completed a year at TS. It’s surprising how I completed a year at a place where I thought I won’t survive even a month. 🙂 TS taught me many things. It mae me more organised. Now I follow the system. I am not that perfect because unintentionally I still make silly mistakes and Jesson Sir patiently corrects them. TS even taught me about two faced people.
Recently there was a Rickshaw strike and I was unable to go to office. Jesson Sir picked me up from home and even dropped me back in the evening. This was really a great gesture because no boss would do so much for an employee
I must say Jesson Sir is the world’s best boss. At times I have told him stuffs that I shouldn’t dare saying as an employee but he has handled it with maturity. He never shouted at me that I am your boss how dare you say this, instead he sits with me and politely clears all my doubts. Not only as a boss but as a human he is a very kind and just person. After my family, I trust and respect him a lot.
Don’t know what’s in-store in the future but I hope I share a good relation at TS. Even if I have to leave TS shall leave on a good note 🙂
We come across so many different people in our lives. Some we like, some we love, some we hate; some stay in our lives for a e long time or forever, some stay in our lives for a short period of time. We wish some people to be with us always but unfortunately due to some reasons they don’t be with us. Such people always live in our hearts. We at times hate the sight of some people yet we need to deal with them. These all are #coloursoflife
That was about our routine life. In our busy life we at times come across some incidents/people which/who leave behind an unforgettable mark on our lives.
Recently I’ve met one such person at #BNLF and his name is Raghava. Raghava is truly #madeofgreat. I met him just once n was with him only for few hours. We might never meet again but he’s definitely left behind an unforgettable impression. This man is blind and it is really amazing the way he lives his life. He is full of life. I don’t know much about him but whatever little I know has made me respect him. ‘Respect’ is a small word for him. There are not enough words in the dictionary to describe him.
He was not born blind he lost his eyesight later, don’t know when exactly. If a person is blind from birth it really doesn’t affect him much mentally, but when a person goes blind all of a sudden it takes a lot of courage to accept and live a normal life again. Raghava has made that effort and stood up strong against his own disability.
At the lunch table I told him I am a recruiter and he happily said he was a head hunter but never found head nor hunting 🙂 He had no regrets for his failure instead he laughed over it. We all should learn to be like him
He being a blind, fights for the rights of all handicp people. Hats off. Now that’s just marvellous. He travelled from Hyderabad to Mumbai alone just to attend BNLF. I don’t know what really motivates him but he is a true inspiration for all of us.
At the time of departure he told me that I am a strong lady 🙂 I believe he is stronger than me. That’s why I call him MADEOFGREAT 🙂
No matter how big mistake you have made it is always better to confess the truth to your loved ones. If the person is matured enough, he/she will appreciate the effort you took to speak the truth because not everyone have the guts to confess the truth. And even if the person doesn’t forgive you, at least you feel good from within after speaking the truth.
Finally if the person really cares for you then sooner or later he/she will understand. All you need is to give them time. Time has the power to heal everything.