Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A decade of work

I cant believe it. Today was the day, 10 years ago, that a young girl  with rosy view of the world stepped into the big bad corporate world. 10 years ago.

A babe out of the woods.

I used to run scared hither thither at a mere look from my boss. I had no idea what office politics was all about. I didnt know one could say no to work, whether mine or someone else's. All I knew was that I was grateful... someone was paying me to do something. And since they are doing such a huge favour to me, I better work my a** off!!!

I still remember the first assignment my new boss gave me - I had to work on some data.. calculate something.. I had some 10-15 sheets of paper with rows and rows of numbers. And 10 yrs back, we had a limited number of computers. There were about 4 computers shared by some 15-20 of us. And that day I did not get a machine. And I used a calculator.. an actual one (not the PC one) and did about 1000 odd calculations. After all, I couldnt let an excuse like, no machine, be the reason why I didnt complete the first assignment !!!

And in 10 years time... much as I would like to tell you that I have become street smart.. no one can get the better off me ... much as I was prepared to write how have I changed and all that.. very honestly, I am still the same. A little wiser perhaps. But I still, however much I may claim otherwise, am a grateful person, at heart. Grateful and a bit amazed that people actually pay me for what I do!!!

Time flies fast. Indeed it does.

8 comments:

mêlée said...

wow 10 yrs! what I really liked is that you essentially have remained the same :)

Moonshine said...

I know!!! :) It is not necessarily nice :)) AT times it is foolish :(

moonstruckmoony said...

what a coincidence, today officially I complete one more year and step into a new year with my currently company.. never realised I will work here 9 long years!

Moonshine said...

@Moony It is a looooooooooong time for sure. Actually one just doesnt realise how time flies...

the-mommie said...

well done rey! 10 years is a fantastic milestone! :D

u know I'm trying to remember when i started working, as in what date and i honestly cannot remember! geez! talk about feeling old!

Moonshine said...

@mommie you started working 1-2 yrs before me!!! :)

It is a milestone, fantastic or not!!! You know, through the 10 yrs, I used to tell myself.. I have an option of quitting if I want to.. a way to console myself if the going got tough.. but somehow I never did.. And I still tell myself the same thing!!!!

the-mommie said...

yeah i started immediately after college but I don't remember the exact date - sometime in june.... or maybe aug..... i seriously don't rem!

i know wot u mean about keeping ur options open.... my pro was that the min i wld feel like i got a raw deal - which was naturally always! - ;), i wld up and leave for another place! u were very consistent though with sticking to one place. i don't know how our parents did it though - 30-35 yrs in the same org!!

Moonshine said...

@mommie Yeah I have been fairly consistent.. this will be my 4th organisation.. 3 yrs-2yrs-5yrs.. a looooooooong time by today's standards!! My dad retired from the same company... I cannot imagine how!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!