Some post recession rants

April 22, 2010 at 9:24 pm 30 comments

Post recession boom is rocking everywhere. Most of the companies are providing reasonable hike and offering many other incentives to hold there existing employees and make them happy. Apart from that most of the firms are conducting recruitment drive to increase there man power and get themselves prepare for the upcoming projects. Few of my friends told that there companies are not accepting or holding new projects now days because of the lack of resources. Last year almost same time same firms were lying of there employees and running everywhere at least to get some maintenance work without much success. And also if two professionals meet and no matter how there conversation starts, it used to end up this way

Person 1: Dude I’m really loosing my sleep now a days. Heard there will be layoff at any time. Is there any opening in your company?
And as u guessed the second person’s reply also will be same and believe it or not now a days the conversation become like this
Per 1: Dey Mathai, are you looking for a shift. There is opening in my firm
Per 2: No man, coming to my company. There is lot of opening and they are offering very good offer for right candidates. Remember my organisation has more chicks compared to yours. So wanna have double maaza.


Recently I went to my native. Because of globalisation and communism, there even construction workers\  dish wash cleaner’s knows what is global recession or what is Obama’s latest healthcare plan and all(many of us may be don’t even heard about all these).There even most of the villages ,every morning there will be a ‘get together’ in the local t’shops and participants will be the achayans\annan’s(uncles) from all the part of society(read from fisherman to school teachers or sometimes college lectures with a cup of hot tea and copy of newspaper. They will be discussing\debating the entire international, national local matters (from shashi tharoor –sunanda pushkar to sania shohaib marriage to Tigerhoods girl friends \Obama or sometimes even about Italian PM’s mistress).But unfortunately they will not be knowing there son Kuttapan\rajapapan is creating ‘prem gada’ with mariakutty\shoshama at there next door.
Recently one of my friends told this tragic story. When he went to buy fish from the market, he had a talk with the fisherman

Fisherman: ente karthave ithara aren’t you the son of thomachan. You become so big. Where are you working son.
My friend(Mathai) : at ‘MacriSoft’
Fisherman: (sarcastically) Ohh didn’t you get job in bipro or sinfosys
(In interior part of the Kerala many of the uncles\aunties know only these two software companies. No matter if you are working with bigger companies than this or earning high salaries, it is very hard to convince these elders)
Mathai: Cheta, compared to these companies there are lot of better firms are there. I’m working with a similar one
Fisherman: Ohh really I haven’t heard about that. Anyways my sister’s son is working with Bipro and you know his salary is ABCDE. It is so sad to see people like you studied in big colleges by paying heavy donations and fees are incapable of getting into bipro,sinfosys and all. And at the same time people like my nephew kuttapan studied in local government schools and all got into there. Feel sorry about U son.


Mathai didn’t talk much after that. He brought the fish and immediately left the place. If he stayed there, may be entire colony would have come to know that thomachan’s son’s incapability of getting into bipro and sinfosys.

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  • 1. scorpiogenius  |  April 23, 2010 at 2:06 am

    may be because these are only the two major IT companies which came to Kerala.Well, people don’t understand that home grown initiatives weigh more in gold than these sinfosys and bipro, lol

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    • 2. AT  |  April 23, 2010 at 8:57 pm

      Exactly scorpy…..But more names are coming in news now a days …so there knowledge database are getting updated 😀 😀

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  • 3. Pal  |  April 23, 2010 at 2:43 am

    ROFL! That was classic!! ‘Thomachan’s son not getting into Bipro…’ Reminds me of the time I was writing entrance exams for all the MBA colleges. At a bank one day,the clerk asked me which college I was joining and I told him it was Symbi, which was prestigious at that time (hope it is now too, not very sure though). His reply was ‘What a pity! You didn’t get Loyola?’
    On another note, very nice to see people are so ‘aware’ of what’s happening in the world around them. Excellent!

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    • 4. AT  |  April 23, 2010 at 8:55 pm

      Not only U pal…most of us faced this character assassination at some point of time …correct na….So you are a symbian… yeah it is still one of the top B-school 🙂

      very nice to see people are so ‘aware’ of what’s happening in the world ….To say a bi product of communist-ism (unfortunately only advantage of communist-ism 😦 )

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  • 5. maverickshree  |  April 23, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Hehhe very nice post, its feels good to see the elder people at least know of these 2 companies..

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    • 6. AT  |  April 23, 2010 at 8:52 pm

      Haha, thanks maverickshree 🙂 …yeahh thanks god , at least they knw a couple of firms 😀 😀

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  • 7. Swaram  |  April 23, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    LOL … there r a few in cities too who think u r nt intelligent if u r nt in Infy, Wipro etc.. the names which they read in the newspapers on a regular basis 😉

    hey will not be knowing there son Kuttapan\rajapapan is creating ‘prem gada’ with mariakutty\shoshama at there next door. … rofl, they need to thank their stars 😛

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    • 8. AT  |  April 23, 2010 at 8:52 pm

      Haha…so it is same every where swaram ? 😀

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  • 9. Vimmuuu  |  April 23, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    If thats the case with Macrisoft, imagine my plight man !!! 😀 😀 😀

    My dad didnt know the name of my company and after giving my card, he said ” Now, I know !” 😀 😀 😀

    Post recession, there are a lot of opportunities only on the technical side. Sales is still down I guess ! 😦

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    • 10. AT  |  April 23, 2010 at 8:49 pm

      Vimmu most of the fathers don’t have any idea about that i suppose(unless you are with bipro,pata consultancy,sinfosys etc) 😀

      Don’t worrry buddy , sales will get better by next quarter.Now let us make top qaulity product and deliver to you guys 😀 😀 😀

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  • 11. Smita  |  April 24, 2010 at 11:37 am

    First thing first! Who says salaries are being hiked??? Not in my Company 😦 Sigh!!!

    me : But many are giving(and already gave) to hold the high attrition.So hold on….teri number seroor ayega 🙂

    and lol @ the plight of your fren! Aren’t we bound by cliche’s? Ppl feel that the co that I work for pays very well and we must be enjoying riches! If only they know the reality!!!

    me : haha..i can understand how U feel 🙂

    Sigh! We run behind brand names & sometimes it is the brand name which kills you!!

    me: last time i had a tough time when i had to choose an offer between a ‘branded indian ‘ company and a european branded firm which is not famous india.Anyways i igonored people and gone for the later one 🙂

    I shud stop my useless rants!!! 😀

    me : No no …. go on 🙂

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  • 12. UmaS  |  April 24, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    OMG !!! If you are not at Bipro or sinfosys, then you are nothing, eh ???? But I am amazed at the way ppl talk abt everything in the world, and turn a blind eye to whats happening in their own house. Interesting post.

    me: haha it happens Uma ..thanks 🙂

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  • 13. Happy Kitten  |  April 25, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    LOL!

    But unfortunately they will not be knowing there son Kuttapan\rajapapan is creating ‘prem gada’ with mariakutty\shoshama at there next door…

    but the present generation is a lucky one with much choice!

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    • 14. AT  |  May 12, 2010 at 8:25 pm

      I know compared to you’r generation we are really lucky. At least we don’t have to go to middle east and struggle..Thank god 🙂

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  • 15. Happy Kitten  |  April 25, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    I meant the chice of firms and offers.. 🙂

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  • 16. Kanagu  |  April 25, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    LOL… So i am well placed, aint i? 😀 😀 anyway people knows this much and discussing about world news instead of next house 🙂 🙂
    Nice post anish 🙂 🙂

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    • 17. AT  |  May 12, 2010 at 8:26 pm

      Thanks Kanagu….hahah off course u are well placed 🙂

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  • 18. ariyathe  |  April 26, 2010 at 4:18 am

    hahaha=D oh us mallus!
    me: we rocks girl 🙂
    I can relate to the last story. I went to church the day after I found about uni so this aunty asked me where I got in and I said UPenn. And she’s like “You got into UCONN?!” and she was so excited that I almost felt bad to slowly reply with “no, aunty, upenn.” And she’s like ohh and turns away. haha I was pretty speechless.=]

    me :hahah i can clearly understand the situation u went through

    And then, there are those who care about local news too, that is, as long as it is out of their own house..=/

    me : 🙂

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  • 19. Deeps  |  April 26, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    ROFL,that was a hilarious post,Anish.. “But unfortunately they will not be knowing there son Kuttapan\rajapapan is creating ‘prem gada’ with mariakutty\shoshama at there next door.” classic! 🙂

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    • 20. AT  |  May 12, 2010 at 8:27 pm

      haha thanks deeps 🙂

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  • 22. Smilie!  |  April 28, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Exactly!!!! One of the grand uncles asked me the same question – “Why did you opt for Mental (who make chips); didn’t you get through Bipro?! And I was speechless!

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    • 23. AT  |  May 12, 2010 at 8:29 pm

      LMAOF….that was classic Smile 🙂
      between Mental!!!!!!!!!!!!! …..didn’t you get job at anyother place ?? 😀 😀 …working for chip making factories…time out time out 😀

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  • 24. Nona  |  May 1, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Isn’t amazing to know that our local achayans and annans are more connected with the world(and it’s happening) than us?

    Tell Mathai not to worry. 🙂 Recently, my friend was offered a job with the Big Blue and fast & rising product company specializing in the telco domain. The family insisted on the Big Blue while the rest of us insisted on the product company. 🙂 He decided on the product company and his family was a tad upset. 😉

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    • 25. AT  |  May 12, 2010 at 8:30 pm

      haha we mallus rock Nona bhai ….between it happened to a lot of people 🙂

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  • 26. Nancy  |  May 5, 2010 at 10:04 am

    LOL they r suffering from the typical ‘Frog in the Pond’ syndrome 😀
    me :exactly
    What was more hilarious was the Macrisoft bit 😀
    me : 🙂
    Apt really…….since both r suffering from the makri syndrome 😀
    me : hahha U said it 🙂

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  • 27. Nimmy  |  June 1, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    How you doing Anish?Long time no see..I hope you are fine..Keep in touch..

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  • 28. Swaram  |  July 16, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Hey Anish. Hw hv u been? Quite some time since we saw u around 🙂

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    • 29. Anish  |  August 1, 2010 at 4:29 pm

      me doing great Swar….busy with work and other stuff 🙂 …will catch u online some time 🙂

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  • 30. wetspark  |  May 25, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    lol…i remember someone once asking..Infosysaa…aa wayanadil ullathu alle..;)

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