Friday, April 9, 2010

house and spouse

I always feel happy talking to people who shares their thoughts and ideas in a very natural way- serious issues that can be communicated in a very light-hearted manner. really love those chats and people who can simply do so. Had a great chat with my colleague this morning who is apparently going to leave this job very soon.

I was really too happy for him that he is moving on in his life. We have the same kinda of working style- SLACKERS! While talking with him, I shared my view on quitting this job if i ever had the chance to do so. He instantly replied " house and spouse are two important things that you need to settle before trying out anything new. and for that you need to have money. even if that means, working in a job that you hate most."

I totally agree with him that getting a house and finding the right partner are the most important thing in life. Once you are settled with these two in life, I guess we can rather focus on other things. However, it is easier said than done. My colleague,who has worked in 3 different jobs so far, told me today that this job had given him the best experience in life that he wouldn't have gained if he had worked some where else. True indeed! He didn't sign the contract when he joined this job- that gave him the chance to quit anytime. However, I did the costly mistake of signing the contract for 4 years- that left me with ZERO chances of quitting this job anytime before 2014. (ignoring the fact that the world is going to end in 2012)

We talked about all the shitty kind of stuff that we were instructed to do by senior officers. Had a great time looking back at stuff that we did. Just felt extremely happy for him and all the best buddy! I am so so so gonna miss his morning greetings to me and that smile of his!

6 comments:

Pesto Sauce said...

These contracts can be bad, practiced by insecure firms

pappu said...

I could n't believe u signed a contract. It is 1st question in my home when we get a job. if there is a contract for even 6 months, they don't want us to join. u Should have been careful.

Karthik said...

come on ya it wouldn't be that bad. good luck for your friend. :)

asha said...

When good friends move on, we really feel bad. IT happens with me too in my complex of 300 families. Till we find some one who suit our wavelength, I recollect all the good times I spent with them.

bangles said...

@pesto, pappu: this is kind of government bond. Since pple are fascinated about getting a stable job, they don't mind all these contracts. But they fail to understand that they are gonna be cornered and stuck in this situation!

Vinodhini said...

hey thanks for this post! i knew that having our own place and finding the one for us are two important aspects..but never thought we shd have these before we try on new stuff in our lives...so a new perspective man! thanks!