One of my trainers is paid below average. My MIS guy deserves a little bit more than what he is getting. Two of my boys are getting way, way below than what they should be getting; it’s day light robbery if you ask me. The other three senior trainers could also get paid a bit more for their efforts & talents. And then ofcourse there is me; an Assistant Manager underpaid drastically.
Today after such a long time, many roadblocks & hurdles later, I was able to get them something. Not much but it’s still something to show them appreciation for their efforts. This also happened parrallely for the Quality department; my counterpart in Quality and I had planned this together. So after getting an approval, I was able to hand over Rs.500 worth of gift vouchers to each of my team members that they can use at any one of the Varkey’s supermarket.
I think they were all happy at this gesture. And I was happy that I could do it for them. Then it became too much for me. I’m ashamed to say that I bawled my eyes out for a good 5 minutes. Bah, us sexy men cry…sometimes!
The Montreal Canadiens have revamped their squad on the first day of free agency. At the end of a day of handing out more than US$70 million to free agents, general manager Bob Gainey signed wingers Mike Cammalleri from Calgary and Brian Gionta from New Jersey and defencemen Jaroslav Spacek from Buffalo and Hal Gill from the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.
Gainey inked the four players a day after making a trade with the New York Rangers to land stocky centre Scott Gomez for Chris Higgins, which he said was key in landing the free agents.The Canadiens let 10 free agents of their own go onto the market – so, gone are Saku Koivu, the team’s captain the last 10 years, as well as Alex Kovalev, Alex Tanguay, Mathieu Dandenault and other veterans from last year’s squad. MikeKomisarek, 26, signed a reported four-year, $22.5 million US deal with Toronto.
At the evening rounds of the R&R function on Tuesday, which started at 5:30 pm, there were songs and a couple of dances after the obligatory Welcome speech and lighting of the lamp. Then there was an all male fashion show round, which went on too long and the guys were coming up to the stage far too many times. I got bored and so I went back to the office, which was walking distance from the hall, and completed some work that I had to do.
What I didn’t know was that I had won an award! It’s a ‘Bandhan’ (bond) award for co-ordination and team work between my company and our clients. 2 or 3 people get it every 6 months amongst 600 odd people. I wasn’t expecting it at all. It’s a nice looking crystal trophy. They kept calling out for me but I wasn’t around.
I wish I had known and could have been there to accept it myself. I would have got up on stage, smiled for the cameras, taken the mic and said “Fuck you god, kiss my ass!”
No, I would have thanked my 7 member team, because they are my Rainbow and I shine due to them!
So thanks team!! That’s – Manoj, Jins, Nazer, Rashba, Ajeeba, Sreekumar & Neil.