I met a DGM from our Chennai officer, who is in charge of one of the big projects there, last week. I was to give him a download of the process that we follow for training and let him know of the challenges that we face in my department/team. The same activity was done for other departments like recruitment, HR & Admin. The reason for it is that this guy is supposed to help us find out ways to reduced our costs and be more efficient.
Towards the end of the day, the HR head for our center asked me to meet him (the DGM) once again, as he was really impressed with me during our earlier meeting and felt that I was very clear, offered some valid & interesting points that varied from my counterparts in other centers and stuff. His words not mine! So I did and the DGM said the same thing to me as we shook hands.
The funny part is – I was not impressed by him! I thought he was a moron and quite arrogant. I don’t know if this was a stratergy but he said some odd things and his manner of speaking was insulting to say the least. He was pretending to be eccentric, highy smart & intuitive but he came out as an idiot. The others felt so to. I don’t want to sound like I am prejudiced but most guys like him are aways Tamilians. They always sound like this.
I have met many nice & smart Tamilians in my life. Men or women from Tamil Nadu who rock. But the really dumb ones are also from that state. I dunno why that is so. They come out sounding so fake and they always put an accent that is so put on. I have met 3 such guys in this company – all Tamilians from Chennai. Can you stop doing that and act more normal?