Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A job can be sooo much fun too...

I dunno y I didn't write abt this earlier....bt nevertheless...


 

Lets start with my first day at AirTight...

I arrive in semi-formals...spick n span...wondering how d ppl arnd r gonna be....(nt tat I expected strict discipline n stuff...bt...even then...)

As usual....am a bit too punctual...arrive even before the HR...:) so...use the time yakking to frnds..sitting in d parking lot...

After the formalities...r done with...am askd to wait for a meeting (scheduled at 12) to be introduced to my team...

I had arnd an hour before the meeting...n so...thoughts,expectations abt the team...abt the work..kept creeping in...

While still in my dreams...i suddenly realize its 12...shudnt the meeting start...bt here I was introduced to the first practice here...no one's ever really punctual..:)

Anyway, so the meeting started at arnd 12:30..(nly half an hour..wasnt tat bad...:P) and it was d status meeting...everyone was talking abt sumthin tat they had done during d week...n I didn't hav nethin to do or say..except listen..n try to see if it makes any sense to me...bt ya...i utilized this time..to form my own opinion abt all d ppl arnd...:) (I love doing this...:D )

The status part of the meeting done...I was introduced to the team...ppl even tried d ragging bit...and in turn sonal (my manager) askd all d others to introduce themselves...bt now...9-10 ppl...(all with nt so usual names) start...im so n so..n im so n so....gosh...! I didn't remember a single name...:) However, the most important outcome of d meeting was tat...my team..(yeah MY team..:) was planning to design a t-shirt...how cool...i knew it right then...am gonna hav lotsa fun here...

Well, rest of the day...wasnt tat eventful...except tat I got my machine...n d first thing I checked was is orkut blocked...:P

The next week..was fun...discovered tat ym..gtalk..r used...to communicate internally...(this is awesome I thot...wat we always strived n worked really hard to get working in college)

Was given assignments...a lil peek into the product I wud be working on...man...n I thot the BE project was huge...:)


 

The only thing I missed was music...i cnt work without music...

N so..one day I was complaining...ki music kyun nahi hai..n stuff...n tats wen I get to kno...tat we actually hav an mm server...loaded with songs....movies...sitcoms...whoa...cud I hav askd for more...!!

So till this day...i thank tat kind soul who introduced me to the mm server...:D


 

As for d ppl arnd...everyone's nice...good....very co-operative....bt everyone's elder to me....:( ... bt I guess tats y...am I a lil pampered...? ;)

In d beginning work was a lil slow...had a lil on my platter...took my own sweet time to complete those....bt now...got loads of work..n loads of deadlines too....bt its fun working with deadlines... rather its nly coz of d deadlines...i work...:P

Now coming to my team...its d largest team...in ATN...yeah...we r 11 of us...n d most active...(atleast tats wat I think...) and its fun....being a part of d team..coz everyone is really chilled out..no issues whatsoever...everyone has a good sense of humour...so it becomes really easy to interact...

And...talking abt my team...i hafta mention this - the best surprise...my team ever gave me...d treat for my results...man...i least expected tat...bt was fun...:D (it had to be fun...wat wen u thot ur gonna go bankrupt...n u suddenly see d funds r still intact...:P ;) ) Am still trying to prove my first impressions abt my team-mates wrong...maybe I cud a write a post abt the first impressions I made..n how they changed...:)


 

Ohh ya..n how can I forget...the mithai pratha....! How did they kno..i love sweets..:) Thers this practice, everyone here at AirTight follows religiously...share ur happiness..with everyone here...by getting mithai...hehe..how I love all d diff varieties of mithai I hav eaten till now...:)


 

All in all...my experience of a job...has been an eventful...ride..with a steep learning curve...(this curve keeps getting steeper...)


 

P.S. For the unaware...:P...this is my first job ever...im just fresh outta college...its been 3 months since Im working...


 


 

13 comments:

Vedang said...

hey! I didn't know you were working at Airtight! That's awesome!
Have you met Kiran uncle? (Kiran Deshpande, one of the founders of AirTight). He is my best friend's dad! :) So let me know if you're being troubled at work, and I'll talk to Kiran uncle! ;).. no, but I have no vashila ( == jack) there... and neither does shantanu ( my best friend && kiran uncle's son)... :P

Zaru said...

hehe...sure thing..any prob i hav here..n ur d first person im gonna call..:D

amruta said...

Hey zar, Good post.
Very neatly put up and well organized.
Every1 has some special ideas about their 1st ever job. :)
U remember, how v were thrilled in last days of our college ? ..
V had our own ideas abt job, abt how should v prove ourself n all.
My joining date ws early in our group....
so, then v shared experiences ,our 1st day @ job ,blah,blah ,blah..
huh..
anyways, now, i think all r settled in job and now i look back 3 months before n i find old me .. :)..
but, now i m confident abt myself tht i wil perform best @ job.
and i think that confidence somehow i gained frm my collegues. :)

They (collegues) supported us..so,v become confident.

wht do u think??

amruta said...

yeah,one thing i forgot , that zar u r inspiring me to write my own blog (which i created 3 yrs ago.but had not posted anything :D )
so,keep it up...
Keep on posting such good posts and that too frquently (once in a week :P)

Zaru said...

yeah n i remember..how we met up n discussed our first days..was soo cool..:D

yeah tats true...my colleagues hav really supported me...

@$%deja vu$% said...

now I really think software engineering is overrated !!... It is the only field where they pay you to enjoy life :P .. its so cool :D

vinaya said...

Nice post! But damn it made me feel oooold!

Zaru said...

hehe...no leave tat out...just remember i thank d soul..who introduced me to mm...:D

Prajwalit said...

you forgot the main part... the biggest share of 'time pie' was chatting with me.
atleast for first few days :)

nice post btw :)

Zaru said...

ohh yeah...so sorry...how cud i hav missed tat...:)

thnx for ur time btw..:)

Ashwini said...

Finally an outburst i guess :)..The 90 char space at irocks is too less fr so many emotions :D nevertheless dont stop that...I love to get ure full-fun msges...kind of some goodnews..lol.Keep bloggin and msgin weneva u find time abt ure coulourful journey...Its lovely to know more colors ;)

Pappul said...

well ... i would love to read that "first impressions and how they changed" post ... !!

Zaru said...

yeah am workin on tat...will cum soon..:)