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One of the worst Hindi movies i had seen recently was


Pls keep away from it I wished somebody had told me to keep away from it.
14 years ago
Mr.Gopalakrishnan succeeds Mr.Ratan Tata as Chairman of Tata Sons Ltd.,
> the holding company for many of the Tata Bluechips like Tata Steel,
> Motors,Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Voltas, etc., Possibly he is the
> non-Tata person to head the Tata Empire. The below article written by him is really
> interesting !

The grass isn't always greener on the other side !! Move from one job to another, but only for the right reasons.

> It's yet another day at office. As I logged on to the marketing and
> advertising sites for the latest updates, as usual, I found the
> dominated by 'who's moving from one company to another after a short
> stint', and I wondered,why are so many people leaving one job for
> Is it passe now to work with just one company for a sufficiently long
> period?
> Whenever I ask this question to people who leave a company, the
answers I
> get are: "Oh, I am getting a 200% hike in salary"; "Well, I am jumping

> three levels in my designation"; "Well, they are going to send me
> in six months".
> Then, I look around at all the people who are considered successful
> and who have reached the top - be it a media agency, an advertising
> or a company. I find that most of these
> people are the ones who have stuck to the company, ground their heels
> worked their way to the top. And, as I look around for people who
> their jobs constantly, I find they have stagnated at some level , in
> obscurity!
> In this absolutely ruthless, dynamic and competitive environment,
> are still no short-cuts to success or to making money. The only thing
> continues to pay, as earlier, is loyalty and hard work. Yes, it pays!
> Sometimes, immediately, sometimes after a lot of time. But, it does
> Does this mean that one should stick to an organisation and wait for
> golden moment? Of course not. After a long stint, there always comes a

> time for moving in most organisations, but it is important to move for
> right reasons, rather than superficial ones, like money, designation
or an
> overseas trip.
> Remember, no company recruits for charity.
> More often than not, when you are offered an unseemly hike in salary
> designation that is disproportionate to what that company offers it
> current employees, there is always an unseen bait attached.
> The result? You will, in the long-term, have reached exactly the same
> levels or maybe lower levels than what you would have in your current
> company.
> A lot of people leave an organisation because they are "unhappy". What
> this so-called-unhappiness? I have been working for donkey's years and

> there has never been a day when I am not unhappy about something in my

> work environment-boss, rude colleague, fussy clients etc.
> Unhappiness in a workplace, to a large extent, is transient.
> If you look hard enough, there is always something to be unhappy
> But, more importantly, do I come to work to be "happy" in the truest
> sense?If I think hard, the answer is "No".
> Happiness is something you find with family, friends,may be a close
> of colleagues who have become friends.
> What you come to work for is to earn, build a reputation, satisfy your

> ambitions, be appreciated for your work ethics, face challenges and
> the job done.
> So, the next time you are tempted to move, ask yourself why are you
> and what are you moving into?
> Some questions are:
> * Am I ready and capable of handling the new responsibility? If
> could be the possible reasons my current company has not offered me
> same responsibility?
> * Who are the people who currently handle this responsibility in the
> current and new company? Am I as good as the best among them?
> * As the new job offer has a different profile, why have I not given
> current company the option to offer me this profile?
> * Why is the new company offering me the job? Do they want me for my
> skills, or is there an ulterior motive?
> An honest answer to these will eventually decide where you go in your
> career- to the top of the pile in the long term (at the cost of
> blips) or to become another average employee who gets lost with time
in the wilderness?

"DESERVE BEFORE YOU DESIRE" - Dr. Gopalkrishnan, Chairman TATA Sons.
14 years ago
India won the 1st ODI Yday - Do you think this is just a flash in the pan or the coach and new captain have really made a difference and India will go on to win the series......Anyway all the best India for the rest of the matches.
14 years ago
Yday it was real horrible traffic jam on the airport rd, my trip from office to home which usually takes 30 mins, took almost 2 hrs..........i heard ppl commuting to electronic city were badly effected.............what do u think the weatherman forecast of rain for 48 hrs will be correct.........hope not......
14 years ago
do u think thats the only reason why they are ready to take u back.
15 years ago
But do they actually give one the liberty to take the leaves we are alloted, my company boasts of 20 PLs and 10 holidays, but they say only on manager's approval and the manager is never ready to give them, though u plan 2 months in advance, u will have to beg him and run around him to get them, and if u take the other route, just bunk without informing him, there will be a loss of pay and your annual rating too may come down.I get so frustrated. Thus it happen everyway like this.And then the alloted leaves just elapse, they have even taken off the encashing facility from this year onwards.
15 years ago
yes, i think i will have to prove myself, and then still if i am given a raw deal, will have to speak up, any other suggestions.
15 years ago
Hey, what do you do if you are the only woman in your team, and the other just seem to ignore you and underestimate you and don't want yo give you much significance and try to get the routine and boring work done by you and just forget to keep you updated of whats happening in the project.
15 years ago
yep, thanks this was what i was looking for.........
15 years ago
My friend is looking to rent a house in Bangalore, there was a topic in MD on this some time back in March, anyone has a link to that, can you please reply to this post with the link, or else can anyone tell me how to check the javaranch archives, so that i can search for it and send it to my friend, it contained many tips on what all to watch out for..........while taking an apt/house for rent.......
15 years ago