2011 in 12 Sentences

January : The realization that I’ve been a deer in the speeding headlights of a bastard car, that corporate politics aren’t a nice thing to be caught up in and that sonsofbitches had the upper hand as I wasn’t high up the ladder!

February : Job hunt going on and hoping that I’d land up somewhere nice.

March : Sadness in leaving a place I had invested myself in for the past 4 yeas and leaving a good team and some good friends behind.

April : Knee deep in training new staff for a new process for a brand new company.

May : Drinking lots of black tea to stay away as I worked the night shifts of our overseas client’s requirements.

June : Found a place to stay, first time in a place that was a lodge. 2 rooms & a kitchen in an almost rural area in Chalakudy.

July : New place was terrible and so I had decided to leave it and stay at home and commute the longer distance from home to work & also first realization that things were not going well with the new company

August : Turned 35. Worked 4pm till 12 am and spent an hour and maybe longer each night in a bus trying to reach home so I could sleep in my own bed.

September : Realized that another client had screwed us over and that things were turning bleak

October : Bleak but still hopeful

November : Bleak & doom

December ; Bleak, doom but now finally some hope as the year ends. I cannot wait to see the ass end of 2011

2011 you sucked donkey balls!

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Some Activity Brewing

I’ve been a bit busy today. After a long time, I’ve attended a couple of interviews – on the same day! After I shaved, showered and dressed, I went out to an internet cafe & get 6 copies of my resume (5 pages long) printed and put them in 6 different covers. Then it was on to the first company where I have applied for a manager of training profile. I spent some time waiting to be called and then spoke to 3 people. I think it went and I do hope I get it. It’s decent pay and it’s close to home just 10 minutes away. Plus it’s an industry that I’m very familiar with and I know I can do well. A little after 1pm (I was there for 2.5 hours) I left and will await the final round, that includes presentations, which will be sometime in the first few days of January.

While standing outside their offices and waiting for a bus to go back home, a friend of mine called me to tell me to get my ass down to a consultants office. A leading MNC also is looking for a training manager for softskills & communications! Oh good, so I went there waited for 15 minutes – during which I also had a lemonade and a little snack as I was quite hungry by then – and had a 30 minute interview with an HR person. They will call me on the 29th to inform me of the time & venue for the second round of interviews. I do not know too much of that company as they haven’t divulged too much information until I am shortlisted to be one of the final 3. Oh well ok! That’s fine with me.

I hope one of these works out and both will be close to my apartment, both will pay well and I can save on travel time!