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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

...THAT SPECIAL FIRST JOB

Finally I send the most difficult mail of my life…. hold on…if you think it’s a love letter then you are wrong…it’s even tougher than that….

I had not yet informed about my career decisions to the company which I worked for (before joining ISB). My ex-boss was aware of my post-MBA plans, but unfortunately he did not come to know it from me directly…

I had written the mail earlier but it was not that easy to send the mail, informing that I will be taking a slightly different path. The memories of those lovely four years were even clearer. First job is always the first job…The sweet Nariman Point office (where I had joined this company and from where it shifted to Andheri later) is so difficult to forget in life.

In those five months, I had stayed in that office, I got an idea of the real corporate world for the first time. I learnt that its not the long equation mentioned in Taggarts (That’s considered the Bible of Naval) that defines which machinery should be fitted in a ship, instead it’s the decision of the management of how long they want to do away with the ship.

Life will move on…but certain things will always be special…and even decades after... when you will look back….you will try to gather each of those fragmented priceless moments of that very special FIRST JOB.

(And a short while ago I got the reply from my ex-boss. He congratulated me on my decision and wished me all the best)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very true Sabya... Our first job will always hold a special place in our heart... Co-incidentally today is my last day at the office of my firt employer... And I still cant believe from next week onwards I'll no longer be associated with this firm.. The very thought that I'll have to surrender my ID card today perturbs me... But then life goes on.. We'll have to move ahead with the career options we have choosen to pursue... But no matter how big a salary the other firm offers, no matter how big the firm is,it can never be as special as your 'first job'...

SABYASACHI said...

All the best for your next destination.....

Anonymous said...

I totally agree.First is always first..lets generalize it a bit and say not only the job.First school, first date, so on and so forth..I am slightly tired to actually elucidate why it is that first things are so indelibly marked in heart and mind..but I will,shortly -k.m

SABYASACHI said...

KM...in a way..I was missing your comments

looking forward to your elucidation of why "first" is so special...

and what happened to ur blog...not started yet???