Thursday, February 23, 2006

Going Onsite?

Load of stuff has been posted about the questions the single people face when attending a wedding, especially the weddings of relatives. The true and tested formula to irritate them are the questions (it’s mostly followed by a nudge and sly look… like they share are sharing a big secret with us, something no else had even thought up of asking) “Next is your turn isn’t it?” Or “So your route is cleared now”. Sure yeah we were waiting with bated breath for our father’s cousin’s aunt’s twice removed nephew/niece to get married, just so we could get married… Aargh!
It’s especially irritating when we have to face the same question from every elderly person we meet there (and all of them with that same conspiring look on their face) …:-)

But if u r a SWE, Horrors!!! , the interrogation does not end there it continues with “So when are u going to onsite?” , “U have been to onsite right?’ “Nooo??” “My God! U have been working for more than a year right?”
“Almost 2 years and still not been onsite? Maybe u should change the company”

Yes m’am, I shall immediately tender my resignation. How dare they not send me onsite as soon as I join the company? Of course we don’t care about the project requirement? Not at all uncle, it’s ok if its one of the leading companies in the nation and I am getting a nice pay too …

After 10 -15 times of answering the onsite question, one starts to wonder if maybe we are doing something wrong, maybe we should really quit the company… I swear we will get a complex by then.

If the aunt/ uncle has a son/daughter in the IT industry, and God forbid! If she/he is in or going to onsite in the near future and even worse, is younger than u… u r a goner…
They do know something about the industry and are eager to let us know ALL about it with a corresponding sneer and condescending attitude.

When I had just joined my company, a colleague friend of mine used to feel very bad about not having gone onsite yet. And I used to be amused. I could not realize, then, what kind of pressure he was in. But buddy!!! I really do understand what u were trying to tell me then. In fact I am there, right next to u, on the same boat.

:-)

8 comments:

hazel said...

That never stops right ?
hehe .. about the marriage thingy .. I remember a joke in RD .
To counter the comments on marriage .. they started saying the same thing when there is death in the family to the eligible people .. Its ur turn next ... Ofcourse not advisable to use the same .. unless you want to be the black sheep in the family

Vikram said...

Nice way to sympathize with me

Shantha said...

Never wait for the oppertunity. try creating one 4 u.

Tamanna said...

He he I read this somewhere..

This girl had faced the same questions of next-ur-turn in the weddings. So when she(the girl) met the lady in a funeral, she asked the same lady this same question :-D
Its a global phenomena S. Every1 faces it. The questions we face are: So when are u finishing? What next? etc :-D

Tamanna said...

oh sorry i dint read the 1st comment b4 posting mine :-D

Tamanna said...

Thanks a ton sanju :-D Lets meet sometime.

Mark IV S'nathan said...

Experience Speaks!

Sanjana said...

So it does, Mark, so it does