Love Loan and Lifework in Indian IT
I know most of of you would have clicked the link as soon as you saw the most alluring word “Love”. So, let me start the movie on a happy note. Every boy/girl in this world would want to have a girl/boy friend and also think of changing them even before they would have one.
My Question is, are we tricking ourselves in name of a disguise called “lust!”? I will let my viewers decide on it and take a call. Loan: That’s all I need…again!
All right! Honeymoon time is over and you are back to the real world where something known as sweat exists. Check any guy in the cubicle next to you and he would be checking out the interest rates at the lending banks and institutions. EMI is something which you will hear very frequently in this world. Flat….EMI….Car….EMI…..Vacation…..EMI…..Phone…..EMI and if you have a costly wedding…..EMI! All the money you earn will be spent on EMI(s). Since you want to have all these, you live in a Flat worth 60 lakhs, drive a car worth 10 lakhs, have multiple credit cards, but your bank balance will never go beyond 5 digits. The happiness of salary lasts only for a few days till you get a message in your mobile saying “EMI for the month of XXX amount XXXX has been debited from your a/c” and you are back to square one. The best line I can think of this is like saying “ My husband is a very good athlete but very bad very in bed”. What’s the use? when you have earned so much money and think twice about how much will I have to shell out extra if I buy a large coke at subway? The best way to think of it is to NOT to think of it! Work life: That’s all I need…..Yet again!
The last phase, which most of them crib about after they would have found a soul mate and a flat is “time”. There is a lot of emphasis on work life balance in almost 99% of the IT companies and also would have made a mandatory HR policy to address the same. But, still all they say is be in office for 9 hours even if you play ping pong on your mobile and abuse the free coffee machine. If you would have paid attention to the entire blog you will notice that you want your company to hire good girls/boys so that you can find your soul mate, pay salary so that you can fulfill your materialistic dreams and also give you enough time to spend with your spouse! Strange but astonishingly true.
From start –> Middle—> End this is a very typical Indian IT scenario and if you feel you are different in any other way all I can say is wait a bit longer!