Thursday, June 28, 2007

Hows Work?

The standard question these days. Meet anyone you know, and thats the first question that people ask you. Not, "How are you?, but "Hows work?" Its like you have become secondary to the work you are doing. Everywhere you look, all people want to be able to do is to compare their experiences with yours. "Hows your company? Oh yeah. in mine we do this. " Or "My company is awesome, they do this, and that and the other, do you guys also do this?"

Its like a competition. A big ego battle. Isn't it all about the experience too? Your experience? What's the point in the experience, when all you do is sit at your desk and mix with the people you already know. Get out, make new friends, explore the area. The "work" is not all about the company, it also includes the people (thats the real "company"), the places, the real world experiences.

So, hows work?

6 comments:

siddharth said...

haha! nice one! hmm.. did i tell you about the company picnic where i met this hottt blonde?
oh never mind.. let me enjoy my 'experience' ! hehe :D

Still searching said...

Interesting way of looking at it actually... we forget that work is also about the people we work with... except when the boss or colleague says something adverse! hehehe...

Oh and yeah, new name.. trying to go anonymous actually!

Candid Confessions said...

Oh yeah! the question annoys the hell out of me! secretly i like yapping away about my work though :D

zoxcleb said...

@sid
hahaha...

@still searching
yeah.. especially with internships.. when i was full time, it didnt really matter as much.. but this experience is something different..
anonymity is fun. i know what u mean...

@candid confessions
haha... thats how many ppl think i guess...

Aparna.G said...

hehe.. actually, no complaints from me on that point! I am loving my work..

Quit TCS! to join a Social Entrepreneur, my mom!

Nandini said...

Yeah interesting observation , how true n farcical that work shud assume more importance than the person doing it