Friday, July 2, 2010

Real life Touch

You graduate and you think that life will change (off course in a better way). You dream of leading an independent life, a life on your own terms and work of your choice, a life you have always dreamed of. But the moment you get a job (your dream job) which is again a rarity (I have been lucky in getting one), the real world strikes you, in a very harsh way, as harsh as it can be.
You get your dream job but you suddenly realize that you can’t work the way you want, in the hours you want to work. You can’t wear what you want after all you are REPRESENTING your Company! So ultimately you have to follow the dress code. You have a fixed timing to report in the office but no set time to leave the office.
These are nothing if you think about the accommodation. Unlike our universities’ subsidized yet clean, spacious rooms, you have to search for rooms/pg/flats. Searching for accommodation is even tougher than searching for God (no offence to all my religious friends).
And even after so much of effort, you are left with nothing! You come from different city to start a new life in a new way but nothingness is what you all get (God I am getting philosophical too!! one of the effects of house-hunting- try it...). You go from one pg to another, you change one room mate to another, but you never get what you are looking for. You compromise on one thing. But suddenly another issue arises and then another and the list goes on…until you just kill all your desires and hopes and settle down for something which the world has to offer you.
This is what the real, rude world has to offer to you. It just takes everything from you…Welcome to the real, corporate world!!!!
Hmm…I seem to be quite negative (isn’t it? hope to post something positive next time!)


  1. please don't scare me... keh dejiye k ye sab jhoot hai :P... i'm joining my firm tomorrow... aj company ke guest house me hoon... first few days after induction we have company accomodation and then we have to search for rooms in mumbai or nagpur(wherever they chuck us)...

  2. @ pranjal: Hmmm..all the best for new the way ye sab sach hai...welcome to the real world!!!