First job is always special. For me too it is but in addition it is very close to my heart. My first job was in Infosys. I worked there for exactly 7 months in mysore campus. The first 4 months were arguably the best days of my life and last 3 months definitely the worst days of my life.
Just couple of minutes back I was searching in my laptop any entry I wrote this very date one year ago and I found one. Not related to infy as i thought but The strange thing in it was I had written the title of that entry as Random Thoughts. So the mystery of my blog name being “ Random Thoughts “ clears with this. Frankly even I had no clue how come I ended up giving this name to my blog. So I myself got surprised finding this connection. J
Now what I was doing exactly 2 years ago. Pheww…just a thought of it is enough to bring shivers to my body. I was contemplating leaving my job.It was 2009 , year of recession , people were finding hard to get a job and I was considering leaving it. The worst part was I hadn’t got in a B school dat time and even worst was I was not even in first waiting list of any B school. So in all like my peers said to me during that time I was mad.
But I have no hard feelings about it. Even today I get excited whenever name of Infosys comes up and I tend to refer it to as my company J . It was my decision to join Infosys, a decision which wasn’t liked by my mom since I had a job offer in Noida from a big US company. But then I always have been a fan of Mr Murthy so infy was d obvious choice for me. I spent amazing first few months in beautiful mysore campus. I miss the good times spent there..watching movies in big theatre every weekend , playing basketball, table tennis etc , long walks with friends,studying and being one of the toppers in batch . I made couple of best friends there in campus with whom I talk almost everyday even today. So name of Infosys brings a smile to my face.
At the same time whenever name of Infosys comes up , it reminds me of the last 3 months in campus wherein I lost my peace of mind. Every step I took went wrong , I guess I ran out of luck during those months. Personally things were worse and then some stupid Infosys HR policies made my life more miserable. I realized that in such a big IT company its very difficult to get heard and noticed and that killed my enthusiasm to work. Eventually after giving everything a deep thought, I resigned this very date.
So in all those were the best and worst days of my life J