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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Weekend woes

This is proving to be a rather tough weekend, even though it’s only begun. The next week will be my last at Microsoft, as an intern. On Friday, I shall be ‘leaving on a jet plane.’ Of course, I don’t know when I’ll be back again.

 

Due to some issues with the data that I was supposed to analyse, much of what I had done over the last few weeks has gone to waste, and I need to fix things and get them back on track in about 2 days. Like I told my guide – tough but not impossible. I will always value what she told me then, “Sumit, resilience is an important virtue, and I’m glad you have it.”

 

If I’d been in an army and she’d been my commander, I’d have marched into battle, and wiped out the entire opposition on my own, after those words. (Luckily for any potential opposition, she’s an HR person and not an army commander.)

 

Still, yesterday was a rather frustrating day. After all, there was mountains of rework to be done. Also, most of my XLer friends have finished with their internship stints and have gone back home. Even my new friends from IIM Indore left yesterday. So, the next week promises to be boring, at the very least. (I hope I’m proved wrong.)

 

However, I am hoping that the avalanche of work that threatens to hit me, at least keeps me busy. Moreover, there’s also work to be done on the new startup venture front. My team mates and I are pretty excited about the whole thing, and a lot of time has gone into planning and strategising. Now, we execute. :D

 

Hopefully, you’ll hear more about that in the near future.

 

This is the last weekend in Bangalore, and I realise that I have missed out on visiting awesome places like Alleppey, Mysore, Coorg, Coimbatore and lots of others. I wonder what ate my time away, without me even realising it. Anyway, not much can be done about it now.

 

The worst part of the weekend will be PACKING! Heck, if there’s one thing I hate more than packing, it has to be unpacking. I have no clue how I’m going to fit these piles of junk into my bags, and then con the airlines representatives into believing that the bags are well within the weight limit.

 

I think I have cribbed enough, but if need be, dear reader, you shall be taken on another trip into a dreary life. So, watch out!

13 comments:

Shreyans Mehta said...

All The Best friend for the week that lies ahead. You will rock it!

Abhishek Chopra said...

Paaji, I'm a ManUtd banda ... but knowing you, I would ask you to remember THE MATCH for you.

Hope it helps. Baaki toh you are a stud!! :)

Rahul Anand said...

Life of a consultant..one gets used to the packing, unpacking and living out of suitcases :-)

Saurabh said...

Didn't know "HR guys" had such problems too...I mean, one imagines them as extremely cool people having solutions to every problem and freaking others out with their typical HR optimism...Anyway, hope you have a pleasant journey back home to.. jamshedpur, right?

Sumit said...

@Shreyans.. thanks! I hope I do. :)

@Abhishek... Yes, THE MATCH! Thanks! :)

@Rahul... I'm not a consultant, but I'd hate that kind of life.

@Saurabh... welcome to the big, bad world of HR. :D Jamshedpur is not home, it's where my MBA institute is. Home is Chandigarh, and it's about 3 months away as of now. :(

Kaddu said...

Hmmmm! Once again, if I had been in B'lore, I would have helped u with the packing... 'coz I do that very well! :D But unfortunately, I'm not. So u'll just hv to do everything on ur own. :D My best wishes r with u pal! ;)

Scriber's Web said...

Good luck! Losing data/work sucks. But it is an important lesson. I am sure that you will come up with something to salvage the situation:)

Sumit said...

@Kaddu, you're an angel. :)

@Scriber, that's precisely what my boss said. :)

Tangerine said...

Good luck!

:)

Ann Dee said...

Ye, I know how labor-lost feels. And resilience is a virtue I simply have not....

I wish you all the best buddy!

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Sumit said...

@Tang... thanks! :)

@Ann... thank you! And welcome here..

Rashmi said...

Oh! i second your sentiments here, as to unpacking sucks even more than its sister concern(packing) :( but nonetheless i wish you a fruitful journey ahead :)
Cheers Pal!!!