19 August 2006

Journalist inside:: Weekend...relaxed and working

Voila, this is getting to be good. Two weeks of non-stop work, dozen cups of coffee everyday, tiring and deadly fifteen hours at the office enclosures, packs of cigarettes and rotten collar dizzy formal shirts…and yet it is Friday evening.
You look anywhere, people feel more excited about the Friday evenings than what would have been the case of their wedding night. Yes, the corporate culture gives way to this five day working to its employees with a two day off over the weekend. This looks pretty inspiring and unwinding when you have lots of time at the end of the week for perfect siesta. Even on my view point, I would unwind over the weekend by sleeping long hours, partying at our penthouse watching old classics and talking to one of my friends. The evenings would be spent at one of our favorite cafe, sipping over the simmering hot coffee and loud music. All around, IT people will surround you if you happen to be at Bangalore but then tech talk will go missing over the weekends, as if no one wants to talk about that nightmare which happened to them through the week. Guys would clamp up with their girls and every single seat would be occupied at the premium, average and not-so-hot coffee shops and restaurants through the city.
Yeah, this seems to be a great weekend outing for the dreaded fellows, but have you thought at the same time, out of the few hundered thousands of software engineers, some thousands must be staying back at office for various reasons. And mind you, these reasons are also as diverse as are the people working in the software industry. Some have been cramped up with huge loads of work, some were too slow over the week or involved in their own stuff to realize their deadlines and now turn up to the office for finishing it off before the Monday blues come Tring Tring. Few blessed sheep turn up for the simple reason that they either don’t have girl friends which according to them is a good enough reason to come to the office or for availing all the simple benefits of the official environment. According to these poor fellows, why do you need to stay at the rented place over the weekend when you can have centralized ACs running out, calm and sane cubicles, coffee and tea vending machines and off course internet access which is the most lucrative factor as internet has everything…hope I don’t need to explain the EVERYTHING keyword…seems a great decision.
But if you belong to the category of the first types who were put on lots of work for reasons likes an oncoming release or evaluation or as simple as an audit, then you will be in a soup. Its really tough to fine tune your routine and you get a feel as if there is no stopping by because as soon as Saturday rolls to Sunday, the only thing you will head into is a big Monday which will see you coming out of work over the weekend whereas others coming in after a Sabbath over the weekend.
So my suggestion to all you junkies working late at the offices and that too over the weekend is to take care of schedules and work out as to how would you like to spend your time and that too especially at the office. During the weekdays be honest to your work and leave the premises as soon as you are done with it. It’s never a great thing to spend useless time at the office doing nothing. Instead try to be at the office, working and out of it, when idle. This way you will do lot of good to yourself, by not letting people to get a wrong notion about you, and in future when you think of getting settled there would be no exaggerated expectations from you.

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