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I still cant figure what does Human Resources department in an organisation does. They are all so sweet before you join the firm and so slimy later on. It is like saare bachat karne ka khaata company ne unko de rakha hai. Like one hotel chain I worked for gave the last year s increments six to seven months late. The funda was to do appraisals in may june after the financial year is long over and low season for hotels has started. What you did last year would be just figures and you would be questioned about what have you done to increase business in low season. After six months any small increment was welcome and that is what you had to be happy with.The best part was the chain would sit on the money of thousands of employees for six whole months.
Then the increment rules were different for the local office and the corporate office and also city wise. It was supposed to be standardised but when it came it was not so. If you threatened to quit then you were given a higher increment for …

My fears continued

The second one was about working thru the night as a duty manager in charge where else but in a five star hotel. You had to work the full day today and then be the duty manager so work thru the night and next day till three pm. The bosses then kept a very important meeting at five so you could not leave home after 30 hours of work. This was at the managerial level, the staff had to slog more.You also had to report to work the third day on time. So I had to do rounds of the hotel and full rounds are tiring. The hotel was full so one didn t get a room for a couple of hours of sleep. I have slept in the lobby and also in the bar. Had the hostess wake me up at four am to say a room is now ready for you to use. The next day my poor team had had it. I used to be screaming and ranting due to lack of sleep.I just want to say sorry to each one whom I shouted at for no fault of theirs.
Some people have no sleep issues . I know friends who work round the clock and are fresh as daisies. Not me f…

My fears

Whenever I am unwell, my biggest fears start coming up . No it is not like I ll die and then what. The fears come from the ashes where I had thought I had burnt and buried them. These are the fears I encountered at work.
First incident I remember was at my second job. There was a saturday morning meeting which went on endlessly with out a tea break. I used to look foward to going for tea to Caf (ya we called the staff cafetaria that and there were no CCDs and Baristas)at ten thirty. Being in the hostel for years, one craved for food. So I asked for a tea break to my boss and the whole room fell silent. He said I was free to go and the meeting will continue. I ran down to eat and keep down my bouts of nausea. Lo! after lunch all hell broke loose. I was called to the boss s cabin with the second in command. The door was shut. A clear indication of things to come. I was screamed at for my bad perfomance etc. And it was just tea I had asked for. That too in a place where I worked was a sup…

Satya

What do you do at home when you are awake in the dead of the night while your family sleeps peacefully that is apart from writing your blog? I dont want to move about as the children will wake up. I can see so many things to clean and sort out in the light of the computer screen. I am trying to be as quiet as I can while typing.I just remembered some one said you must write about love.
Abhi, that is very easy. I love myself. I love my family. Story over for me.
What I do for my family is not enough or rather there is so much more I want to do for them.Oh my God, Love is already in the 'doing' domain.If you love then you have to express it . It can't be only verbal communication.In todays day and age , even verbal communication is missing. So you talk to express love and then that is not enough. If God said I love you my child and didn t provide me with the goodies, I would not believe in love.It is I who work hard to get what I want in life. How come I credit God only for t…