Coming out of college with a job offer is a blessing of god. I had been blessed with that gift. Just assume how much happy I would have been. But my bad luck, the job offer was from a BPO company which would give offer letter even to a school student for the same position. The moment I came to know about that news, my vision on my career went black. I seriously had no clue on what my future gotta be. I was needed to kick start my job hunting which is harder than a freedom struggle in these days.
Now I’m happy about what I’m today. There are plenty of people behind this who have supported, motivated, guided and helped me to reach this position. I would like to make the world know who they are. And the people are…
Life at CONTUS! I had never known that my career will experience such a meaningful work days. The moment, I decided to write an article on good reasons to work at Contus, I didn’t even need to recall my earlier days at Contus and search for specialties. But myself restricted the count to just eight, even though there are plenty more which I want you to experience by working at Contus.
In case, Contus is a new word for you, a one line intro about Contus is “It is a IT company which excels in Mobile & Web Technologies. More info at www.contus.com“.
Note: Even though I properly relieved from Contus, I would like to use the word “we” instead of “they”, as the article is all about my work experience at Contus. But it doesn’t mean that I’ve any kind of official contact with them.
Let me get into the topic. Won’t you?
“Create website in just 2 mins”, “Drag and drop your website”. These are all the advertisements, you could have been seen every day. Have you ever thought of what are all the steps involved behind a launch of successful website; A SUCCESSFUL WEBSITE. With hands-off experience of 4+ years into web development projects, I would like to spare my time by explaining various process involved in designing a successful website. Let me start with the first stage that’s “Competitor Analysis”. Continue Reading
“Marriage? I would like to think about it two more years later. Because I will be financially fit to start my marriage life.” This is what my college friend’s words. In the mean time, when I had visited my native and met my school friend who was dropped out of education during school life, his words was, “Life is going smooth. She takes care of my children, family support is one more plus for me”. But both friends are in same age category. One guy afraid to take charge of family life when the another one enjoys it. The one who afraid of future earns more than the another, who don’t even have a regular income. What goes wrong between these two? Undoubtedly the place where they live. URBAN Vs VILLAGE.
From my past five years of life at Chennai, I refined what things going wrong at urban life. Whenever I visit my home town, which is a village belongs to Tirunelveli District, I could cleverly differentiate my life style from village and urban. In this article, I would like to express four ultimate factors that empty my wallet in my Chennai life. Let me go ahead!
1. Basic Needs:
Polluted air is the only thing for which I don’t pay here. During my life at home town, I have never thought about paying for water, home. But now I need to sacrifice more than 25% of my income to those basic needs. My dad used ask my mother about home needs and my mom’s request would be few vegetables and some kitchen needs. We where never need to buy rice. But here that’s what 70% of our kitchen expense. Without these expenses we can’t even sustain our life. “We should never calculate how much spend for food”, my dad used to say. So I rarely think of these expense. But the next coming will give you the shock.
2. Unavoidable hangouts:
Software Industry is what all about team work. Team work is all about mutual understanding between colleagues. Misunderstandings will always exits between two different characters. But we are not in a school or college to use alternate friend as a communication media. Every one should be a friend or at least act like a friend. The only possible way to maintain mutual understanding is hangouts. I don’t mean a week-end trip to resorts or pubs and clubs. I just try to figure out casual outings such as restaurants and films. Even though Chennai has been blessed with quality restaurants and theaters, what they charge for their quality makes us to stubborn. I used to have minimum of one restaurant visit every week. But when I’m in my native the maximum I could eat in a hotel will be Rs. 100 which what my every day budget for lunch here. lolz
3. Reachable advertisements
During my school days, I had a dream to shop at Pothys taste Arun ice cream, watch a cricket match in the stadium and enjoy every thing being advertised in the television. But I was supposed to travel a whole night to do that which was not at all practical at that time. A single new shirt during my Festival celebration and my b’day was more than enough for my dad to bring smile on my face. But now, every thing is reachable. Its all about matter of minutes and hours to own it. As a normal man, I am being convinced by the promotions and advertisements.
4. Necessity to be trendy
I can’t go to office without shoes. I can’t think of a day without perfume. I have to be smart. I have to look like a professional guy. My mobile phone should be a smart phone to check my clarify my questions on the go. I shouldn’t say, “sorry, low balance”. I can’t come to office with the same kind of dress though out the year. Otherwise I can’t sit on the chairs for which I was dreaming for 20 years. No need to tell expenses of apparels, especially branded ones now. In the above list, I don’t need to worry of any thing, if my life is at my home town.
More than these list, I face plenty of problems in my Chennai life that can’t be narrated in words. Then how do I can think of my marriage life?
My life! It has been majorly with my friends, inspite of spending with my family , especially after my college life. I’m sure that I wouldn’t have been writing this article, if I was spending this weekend with my friends. Yes, my recent days are moving without my friends. Time and situation has taken my friends fare away from me. I never felt disturbed when my weekends where with my friends. But this weekend, I feel alone.
I’ve been surrounded with neighbors They smile at me every morning. They tries to be a friend of me. But I couldn’t match them with my friends. I had been isolated from my friends, when they where with me. I was engaging myself in multiple works when they where forcing to take me away for hangouts. Now I could feel how much I have missed them.
In my company, I have been witnessed as a calm guy who will never get tensed. But my friends only know what I am and my avatar of being angry man. Whatever may be the problem, my friends where my target. But they never took my words serious and understood why I am talking like that.
Now I have time to spare for entertainment, especially on weekends. But my weekends are being wasted with Facebook. There is a proverb, “you know the important of the shadow only when you walk under the sun”. Now I experience that proverb.
Now my friends are just click away in Facebook and call away through phone calls. But FB and mobile phones can’t carry my expressions to them. God keeps blessing me with new faces. But the day I started earning money, I couldn’t find a face that can be an alternate of my friends. I have set certain boundaries beyond which I couldn’t walk away with my colleague friends.
Even though I was a Electrical Student, I chose Software Engineering as my career. I never felt bad for this shift, even though it I could have been earning more bugs as a Electrical Engineer. But know my thinking goes like, I would have been with my friends, if I was into Electrical Erection field.
I don’t know when those days will come back. I don’t know when I can fight with my friends without any reasons. I don’t know when we can stay together. But… I will be waiting for those days to come back in my life.
Miss you my dear friends!
Importance of Electricity in our day to day life has been in its maximum. We cant imagine a day with routine works without usage of Electrical Power. It indirectly leads every human being to be a users Electrical Energy. Its essential for every one of us to know the electrical safety rules and decided to share that rules which I found in my new year diary last night. Well, let me get into the topic. Continue Reading
In the world of technology, every working professionals sharpen their skill set into multiple domains, relevant to their day-to-day work. Special news about the working professionals is that everyone of us likes to share our knowledge to the world. Impulsive growth of social media is the best justification for that. But, when it comes to sharing our technical skill sets, social media will never be the right target to spend with. The perfect choice will be blogging. My goodness! you, the professionals, have already heard of the importance of blogging. In the mean time, the strange about blogging is, we rarely find time to write lengthy articles, although we have stuff to come up with trendy articles in our domain. Then do we can become a successful bloggers? The fruitful answer is here. Continue Reading
The day we start a job as profession; the day we start our first earnings, will be the day that starts shaping us. Even though I moved into Chennai in the mid of 2008, I was supposed to wait till 2nd Jan 2009 to kick start my career into my desired profession. I would like to write an article on the way I got my job as web designer Continue Reading
Web Designer, Graphic Designer, Front End Designer, Application Designer, Visualizer? I don’t have clue that what would be the suitable word to call. But one thing is common “User Experience”.
UX DESIGNER!!! Wanna make your career into this? If “Yeah, but how?” is your answer, this article is especially for you.
The major difference between the designer position will be the kind of project in which they will be involved. When it comes to technical stuffs, all are almost same. As User Experience is the most common word in all kind of designer profession, I would like to use UX-Designer throughout the article.