Saturday, February 25, 2006

...Shall goodwill ever be secure?

"From a pot of wine among the flowers
I drank alone. There was no one with me –
Till, raising my cup, I asked the bright moon
To bring me my shadow and make us three.
Alas, the moon was unable to drink
And my shadow tagged me vacantly;
But still for a while I had these friends
To cheer me through the end of spring...
I sang. The moon encouraged me.
I danced. My shadow tumbled after.
As long as I knew, we were boon companions.
And then I was drunk, and we lost one another.
...Shall goodwill ever be secure?
I watch the long road of the River of Stars."

Taken from a chinese author's collection, the poem really picks me to the state where I need to realize if the goodwill ever be secure.

An employer emplyed a person with a high I.Q. level, but desperate to get a job. Employer traded on his desperation of unemployment. Both being committed to each others' needs kept working together living a harmonious relationship. Despite their employer-employee relationship (Master-Slave in worse words), they played, enjoyed, had picnics, and worked together towards the money-making of employer.
The employee one day decided to get seperated as he was now better off than ever and had now learned how one can get what he deserves. Although not feeling so happy at the thought, he decided to depart
gracefully from his employer. He was getting employment from many others with far higher prospects of flying high. He now wanted to live up to his expectations from himself.
Employer on the other hand was stunned to have this news heard and tried to placate him verbally and monetarily as well. The employer was also in a way better financial condition than ever, by now. Fearing that the employee would now certainly leave his employment, he says, "Dude, do you really think you can quit without my consent? No, You can't! I've signature of yours on a paper, which says that you cannot quit within this particular tenure on any condition or any cost."
Now the ball is in employee's court. He finds himself dumbfounded to remember his days of need, because of which he signed that document without giving a serious thought. He has to decide, what to do now. Should he murder his relationship with his employer and sacrifice his certificate of that employment & experience, or he should follow what his employer says, killing his own ambitions and sacrificing these new opportunities just to keep sanctity of his relations and papers?

Friends, ball is in fact in your court now...send your comments please.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Don't Fake It Here, It's Your Job

How many of you have faked the smallest (yes, considering it forgivable) details in your resume. Oh, don't feel offended, I just knew that it's a bitter reality that many of us do without thinking it a thing that may deserve a thought. If seen in a Cause-and-Effect scenario, at the Cause level, there are several things that might or might not really result into desirable or undesirable effects. In the hopes of good result and thinking our employers chucking the minute lies in our profiles, we falsify very small and very few things like:
  • Marks in qualification (% or CGPA)

  • Date of Joining at previous organization

  • Projects undertaken

  • Functional and technical expertise (in some cases)

  • Total experience (Usually increased to multiples of a year as in, 10-11 months of experience written as one year)

  • Cause of resignation at previous employer(s)

  • Names of previous employer(s)

  • Reason to join the company (that's one of the most compromised truths)

Now what at the effect level?

That level doesn't feature ever at all many times, backing us up with a false sense of security while performing this kind of misdeeds. But what if this really springs before the people who have hired you? Just think, and let me cite some examples if you felt fainted doing it.
A project manager was shown the way to door coming back happily completing a successful onsite assignments at one of the giant MNC among financial securities firms. Reason was, among his huge experience he had mentioned a local-level small company which never existed on earth. Alas, all this expertise was blamed for virtually no reason at all.
A senior IT consultant was kicked out three months after joining one of the largest software companies when it was known that the B.E. marks he wrote in his resume were not exactly what he secured.

There are several examples before us and many behind the scene (behind the scene, because these bad experiences are not made highlights to keep people at ease with the employer.) In this age of cut-throat competition and easy availability of information you never know when are you going to get exposed. Many firms have started performing a strong and strict background check paying big bucks to third parties (such as detective agencies.) List of such third parties which provide risk consultation in hiring decisions can be found at:

Mind you, if there is something similar in your mind, beware! Otherwise you can also make your company lose your CTC to some verifying trash.
Morons getting intelligent, Thanks Google!
New Role Of Google, the Big B to Morons

Google has well evolved as the Big B to the community of cyber morons after the dissemination of this immensely useful phrase, Google It You Moron ( It's pure fun having heard this phrase every now and then among the colleagues and many of the guys asking silly questions. This phrase is indeed becoming a favorite saying of individuals who consider themselves smarter or just want to tease people asking stupid questions.
As a result, I am witnessing many morons getting smarter and a bit more cautious while asking questions, regardless of the quality of the questions.

Moron as an acknowledgement to their new-found respite, owe thanks to Google, the Big B. At the same time, Google should also pay equal thanks to the creator of site and founder of the phrase, Google It You Moron. This simple phrase must have directed a great deal traffic to google.