So anyway coming back to what originally was meant to be here.
its been a pretty busy week at work. Preps for innumerable meetings. Did mention the plant visit? well. that was there too. Sunday I met up with my old boss. hes in town. was good to meet him. Especially to see his stark contrast with respect to my present boss n co workers.
Indians lack in courtesy? Or i it that I meet the stupid ones. Coutesy and the slightest politness to other ppl seems to be a weakness, and so very rare in high level ppl I meet through the company. in my preious organization there might have been 3% who showed it, but here, it must be less than 0.1%. For one, I hate ppl who are at the back of the lift and push their way out the moment the lift stops even when they know that everyone in the lift will be getting down on that floor. Not only do they inconveniene others, they waste time, impede flow of ppl effeciently thereby blockig traffic, cause confusion and are impolite. To keep olding open a door when you see someone coming right after you is unthinkable for some. I wonder why. And of course, the thought the simple thought that one can possibly enter a room after someone can get some ppl nightmares. So can asking someone to sit in theor presence. And such ppl think nothing of classifying human by heirarchy and age. A young person at a semi-senior level is ideal for bashing up. And young ppl at junior levels are non-exixtent. Cellophane ppl. necessary mindless elements, there to fill in gaps and do unvoidable work. liabilities. How many times i have ben informed of my priviledge to be able to correspond with heads of SBUs? It makes me sick.
I have an ego. I take offence if anyone asks me to take printouts for their reading. YOu have two hands, a computer and connection to the printer. Ask your secretary to file it for you! Else, add a 'please', or 'could you'. I am afraid I have become used to it. Even my German boss whom we used to call rude, did this. Adding a simple "please" makes a lot of difference, and comes by default in most sentences...i thought.
However, the ego that comes of being told again and again that you are a priviledged few ... i understand it as ego now, is horrid. I have seen it in some ppl, and never understood till now what it was that they were so proud and egotistical about.
Anyway, so in my converstation with my boss, he mentioned how one of the few ppl in the old company whom he likes as a worker paid me a compliment on the lines that the company has lost a good talent, and apparently berated my boss slightly on letting me go.
So at the end of the meal we had these fortune cookies. kv took two..in case the first one wasnt meaningful. and it wasnt. The next one went something like "it is time to find new friends".
Mine said something like "Your kindness to others will be repayed to you today in x quantity"
Later in a chat with M she mentioned the dialogue in 'flavors' the movie, where the guy says fortune cookies always make sense when you add "in bed" after reading it.
I must say it does!! It would have been fun if I would have said that to KV, my ex-boss. and i would have made sure I was kind to many ppl that day ;)
So my process of house shifting is ongoing. To the flat diagonally opposite to my present one. a decent place i must say, though not furnished. Didnt do anything yesteday,was not feeling particularly well.
This friday I go to cal. Home at last, after ages. And as my boss (surprisingly) said, I have worked for it in the past week! Did I mention Kv recognised my boss and said "hes a nice man, knowledgeable, you will learn a lot from him". True or not is somethign I will get to know. However, it was sweet of him to say that...and no questions asked as to why I shifted or anything. Dwelling on past and misfortunes is something I have never seen him do, quite difficult, and worth trying to implement. I think I can dare say / write in this post that he was fond of me..or liked me. And well, I can safely and confidently say, vice versa. Sadly, that didnt help my final work relation with him.
So today I am writing a long blog. Reason: one of the meetings has kicked off, of course a minion like me couldnt possibly be invited. But it gives me a short break, and time to do my stuff not in the next 5 mins.
Now time to go back to work. Decent sleep lastnight too after ages.
I think I will color my hair this time in cal. what say M? Follow ur footsteps? Red of violet?