Three months of service at an IT company.... and the experience has been a confusing trivia, now that i find it difficult to comprehend and even express how it feels. It’s a strange world out there.. The transition termed “Campus to Corporate” is probably well known in the IT world. Whatever it means implicitly, it puts truck loads of responsibility on a fresher, who once was a carefree student.
If you are a novice, you have to smile like a ditz to improve your chance of acceptance and keep smiling that way until your facial muscles hurt. You can only stop with the approval from your team lead or project manager. Else, i have seen cases where it is escalated as an attitude problem!
In India, free advice is imminent when you just give inkling to the advising party that your ears have access to a few extra GBs of storage space. But for some reason, the IT world doesn’t seem like India. Maybe that is because most of the IT people work for foreign clients or on outsourced projects and are influenced so much that the Indian genes are dwindling away. Here you don’t get free advice, you earn it. Most of it is earned through subservience and flattery. That advice could also come as guidance for the work at hand which sometimes is crucial. There are people who love themselves and people who perjure themselves and yet with poise and grandeur, the IT world continues to subsist with all its zany attributes and a variety of people.
Yes , the transition has been tough, but i hope it’s after effects are pleasant and in perfect alignment with my goal. Transitions are bitter and comfort zones are sweeter. But all that is left to say about life is that “IT GOES ON...”
The song from ” Udaan” has proven inspirational since a very long time ........
"Subah ki Kirano ko rokein jo salaakhein hai kahan
Jo khayalon pe pehre daale woh aankhein hai kahan
Par khulne ki deri hai parinde ud ke choo lenge Aasman aasman aasman"
(Where are those chains that can stop the morning rays?(there are none)
Where are such eyes that limit thoughts?
It’s only until they open their wings, birds will touch the sky!)