Any answers

April 14, 2010 at 1:59 pm 30 comments

Sometime back I and my best buddy Thomas were travelling to Chennai from Kerala. We were talking about usual topics like our family, about work, Chennai life, movies, old hostel \college days, chicks etc. We happened to talk about this

Me: Thoma how’s work.
Thom: Going great da. We have a very good team, organization culture and all. I’m into a good project since I joined here. Salary also good compared to most of the other firms. So everything is going superb and cool at my side. Hey if any of your friends looking to switch job do let me know.
Me: wow, that’s great. So good to hear that buddy
Thom: But I have to add this point also. Unless we switch our job there won’t be much difference in our salary structure. I have got lot of offers from my management to stay back. Let me see how is my appraisal this month, and then I will take a decision. Anyways I’m keeping my fingers crossed

After a while a co passenger befriended with us, who also happened to be a Software Engineer working with a Top multi national firm. His CTC was a bit low compared to ours (though not that bad to say).Without wasting any time Thomas asked him to send his CV to his ID and with in minutes he forwarded the same.
This incident made me a think a lot. Like what we want in our life. A good job? , fat pay check? , Part of a good team and low pressure at work? Part of an organization which offer a very good career growth?. What will help us to be satisfied. Will there be a saturation point? Don’t we have an end point for our needs? .I doesn’t have answer for any of these questions. Usually I’m not a person who thinks or care about all these stuffs. But at times when some one asks me about all these or when I have conversations like this, I really don’t have a convincing answer.

P.S : Happy Vishu \Tamil new year to all


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  • 1. chatterbox  |  April 14, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Welcome back after a long break 😀 😀
    Happy New year 🙂

    Hope this new years brings loads of good luck and cheer for you and all dear to you 😀 😀

    Giving the ‘bread & butter’ questions of life a thought once in a while isn’t all that bad 😉
    Though I believe working in a friendly environment definitely makes life easier and working an enjoyable experience 🙂

    When you work well, good money and success shall follow on it’s own 🙂


    • 2. AT  |  April 15, 2010 at 9:05 pm

      Hey Thanks for the wishes 🙂 …..
      When you work well, good money and success shall follow on it’s own My question is not about success and good money chatterbox….Like, most of us are having both of that even at this young age.But we are confused what is our ultimate goal and what we need in our life 😦

      • 3. chatterbox  |  April 16, 2010 at 12:45 pm

        In my case work satisfaction matters most, I am not keen after hefty pay cheques

        me : thats cool chatter box 🙂

  • 4. Swaram  |  April 14, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Happy new Year to u too Anish 🙂
    I dnt think there is a standard answer to this qs .. priorities, needs change in life and depending on that, what we expect from our job .. may be money @ one time,the distance to workplace might matter the most @ other times. Its gr8 if we cn get some all-in-1 offer. If nt, what matters to me most is the kind of work .. I am very particular abt my domain and also the work atmosphere!

    • 5. AT  |  April 15, 2010 at 9:03 pm

      you got my question correctly.Glad to know you are quite clear about what u want in life 🙂
      Yeah you are right …especially for married people distance is a big concern
      Thanks for the wishes swaram

  • 6. Nona  |  April 14, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    🙂 You are on a philosophical mood after your break from blogging!

    • 7. AT  |  April 15, 2010 at 9:01 pm

      Hahah not exactly….just felt like writing about it 🙂

  • 8. Vimmuuu  |  April 14, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    tough questions buddy ! I have been asking all those questions myself for the last 7 years and havnt got a reply yet ! 😀

    • 9. AT  |  April 15, 2010 at 9:06 pm

      Who is having clear answer for these questions vimmu…….just sail along with waves ..thatz what i do and i wanna say to everyone 🙂

  • 10. Smita  |  April 14, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    we might say we want good job, good location, good work environment but if we our honest to ourselves we know that it is money which does the final trick!! Had that not been the case many of us would have left our jobs and would have been busy chasing our dreams!!!

    • 11. AT  |  April 15, 2010 at 9:08 pm

      That is a honest fact Smita.But who want to admit it ????
      But i guess money will work initially but after a while it won’t help…i don’t know …i guess so
      Thanks for the wishes Smita

  • 12. Smita  |  April 14, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    And yes A Happy New Year to you too 🙂

  • 13. Pal  |  April 15, 2010 at 4:14 am

    Interesting, Anish. I generally believe in Maslows hierarchy of needs. Works right for most people.

    • 14. AT  |  April 15, 2010 at 9:09 pm

      Don’t know about Maslows hierarchy…..But you are right…our needs will never end

  • 15. maverickshree  |  April 15, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Hey..We Human beings are like that only..for us greenery is always more green on the other side. We are never satisfied with whatever we have 😀

    • 16. AT  |  April 15, 2010 at 9:16 pm

      Haha…exactly mavericksree …..But unfortunately 😦

  • 17. Happy Kitten  |  April 15, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Happy Vishu Anish..

    Guess one is never satisfied and happy is the one who is!

    Wanted a quiet and easy job and got it but now I miss the hustle and bustle of the earlier job 🙂 but then priorites change too… am more in love with my family than with the job so it doesnt matter…

    • 18. AT  |  April 15, 2010 at 9:18 pm

      am more in love with my family than with the job …..exactly…….That is more important……Hope you are enjoying both

    • 19. AT  |  April 15, 2010 at 9:20 pm

      am more in love with my family than with the job …..exactly…….Spending time with family is the most important thing at the end of the day…Hope you are having very good time with your family

  • 20. Kanagu  |  April 16, 2010 at 1:17 am

    For me its more about people than the pay… How much money we earn wouldn’t bring happiness if we dont Have good people around and peace of mind 🙂

    • 21. AT  |  April 23, 2010 at 9:01 pm

      That is very good Kanagu.Unless you don’t have a proper atmosphere and work culture …then you can’t enjoy life and there will not be any point in earning high paycheck

  • 22. Rajlakshmi  |  April 19, 2010 at 1:27 am

    work culture is imp when it comes to work… which is one thing that is stopping me from switching.. although we get peanuts for salary 😛

    • 23. AT  |  April 23, 2010 at 9:02 pm

      But at the end of the day salry is also important na rajlakshmi

  • 24. UmaS  |  April 21, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Thats a good question you’ve raised Anish !!!

    And for every person it is different. While some crave for a satisfying job, there are others who are more worried abt the pay-check.

    Its always wanting what is not there !!! Thats human tendency. Its only a few, who think out of this box.

    • 25. AT  |  April 23, 2010 at 9:02 pm

      Thanks Uma and U got my point correctly 🙂

  • 26. Smilie!  |  April 21, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Yeah… the grass seems to be greener always on the other side of the fence! When we have a satisfying job, we think salary is more important. When stress at work shoots up.. we feel work life effectiveness is the most important thing! …and it goes on and on! The fact is none of us exactly know what we want in life!

    • 27. AT  |  April 23, 2010 at 8:59 pm

      Haha you got my point smile….I guess we all youngsters are same 🙂

  • 28. PNA  |  April 22, 2010 at 1:05 am

    What do u say to a good manager who in interested in ur growth and development in ur career and not selfish enough to pin u down under him for his better appraisals and promotions!! me thinks a good manager is the best bet to a job…. or be the manager or else start a company and head it urself..

    but satisfaction is elusive as always, we are human beings after all not animals of the animal kingdom!!

    • 29. AT  |  April 23, 2010 at 8:58 pm

      That was a very good answer PNA…But you should think twice before you start a company(may be unless you don’t wanna enjoy your life 🙂 )

  • 30. ajay meena  |  October 25, 2011 at 2:15 pm



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