Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Appraisal Fever

I walk in to my office as usual and I am surprised to see people are not as usual. With so many ‘????????????’ in my mind and no patience to wait, I go and ask my colleagues….is everything fine…?[I think it sounds better and positive than –is something wrong?] They tell me…it's appraisal time….:) ...:(... oops I donno which smiley I should use now…:-/

Not having my appraisal now…I can happily sit back and watch all that is happening around me. They go one by one in random order. While they go they rush with a blank face and when they come back.... I really can’t predict anything from their face. I think this is the only time people can show so many expressions on their face at the same time [better than those kollywood/bollywood/hollywood actors]….I don't mean they act but it comes so naturally... producers should think about giving appraisal to actors too...:)

Ok, so no one is happy?
No, they are happy coz they mentioned a line saying you did good work.. on that hour.. of that day.. for that project.

So, are they not sad?
No, they are sad for not mentioning the other ‘n’ achievements that went unnoticed.

So, they are not angry?
No, they are angry coz they didn’t get what they want-both in terms of rating or hike.

So, nothing left out?
No, they keep advising others about how to talk during their appraisal, in spite of knowing it would not help them in any way but help themselves in spitting out what was all missed out during their appraisal.

So….What is the moral of the story guys?
“Talk as long as you can and argue, though it wont help you in anyway but at least you can have a nice boring chat with your manager[which he calls "interesting to know about you"...]. Another advantage is next time he’ll make sure that you have enough stamina to fight back and sustain for hours together, so he wouldn’t prefer to fight but to praise you....coz that’s the only time we stay quiet...and don't argue...:) Last but not the least-->Don’t expect anything as you get only what they want to give you”

My only doubt: Isn’t this an obvious waste of productivity, man hours……..and the big list they mention during every meeting?

Friday, April 25, 2008

Tagged(6 n 7)-10 R's and 30 Q's

10 Reasons Why I Blog (By Jaggu)
(In random order)
1.No rules to follow and I’m being completely myself.
2.Stress buster.
3.Blogger Friends.
4.Never lets my brain to be a Devil’s Workshop.
5.Love Reading.
6.Love Writing.
7.Online Diary-At least now accept my life’s an open book.. :)
8.Feedback for my writing helps me improve my skills.
9.Learn a lot from others experience.
10.Hey…this is my Utopia…What more should I say?

30Q’s (By Sandhya)
1.Last movie you saw in theatre?
Santhosh Subramaniam
2.What book are you reading?
Many Lives, Many Masters
3.Favorite board game?
Scrabble, Pictionary
4.Favorite Magazine?
Marie Clarie
5.Favorite Smells?
Dosa on pan, Frying Onions and Mehandi
6.Favorite Sounds?
Baby Laughs
7.Worst feeling in the World?
I don’t know…I don’t want to even think of it.
8.What is the first thing you think of when you wake?
It should have not been 7 a.m so soon.
9.Favorite fast food place?
Mmmm…Gangotree [Chat center]
10.Future Child’s name?
Why would I tell…:)
11.Finish this statement-“If I had a lot of money I’d…
I would build my dream house.
12.Do you drive fast?
He he….I hardly drive…:(
13.Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?
Nope…those days are gone…I’m grown up mommy…:)
14.Storms-Cool or Scary?
Cool... from distance.
15.What was your first car?
Santro...not mine though...Dad's and Dad's gift for me was Honda City.
16.Favorite drink?
Pina colada –Pineapple and coconut milk mocktail
17.Finish this statement-“If I had the time I would….
Blog more and visit my friends more frequently.
18.Do you eat the stems on broccoli?
When I don’t eat broccoli why would I eat the stems…
19.If you could dye your hair any other color, what would be your choice?
I love blonde but since I have tried it already I want burgundy…
20.Name all the different cities/towns you have lived in.
Mettur, Chennai, Sydney
21.Favorite sports to watch?
22.One nice thing about the person who sent this to you?
Name->I love her name…I donno much about you Sandhya..:(
23.What’s under your bed?
The Cot
24.Would you like to be born as yourself again?
25.Morning person or night owl?
Night Owl
26.Over easy or sunny side up?
Sunny side up…:)
27.Favorite place to relax?
Home sweet home
28.Favorite pie?
No pies so.. no favorites
29.Favorite ice cream flavor?
30.Of all the people you have tagged, who is the most likely to respond first?
Don’t know…might be whoever sees this first and whoever gets time first.

Tags are open to all..:)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Should I ?

I’m really confused, irritated, frustrated, tired……….
Continue reading and tell me what I should add on to the list above.

Dad’s Stand:

Why should 'you' drive when I gave you your favorite car [Honda City] with an efficient driver to take you around? In spite of his 23 years of experience he himself couldn’t avoid an accident, though it was just once in 23 years I really care for you a lot and I’m still not out of that shock. It is not that I don't trust you but I don't trust the rash drivers you might have to tackle.

Being a loving father and knowing about the uncontrollable traffic here and terrible drivers on road how do you expect me to let you drive in the chaotic environment. Even if I let you drive now [just coz you are pestering me so much and you’ll be really unhappy if I don’t] each and every minute I’ll be tensed thinking about you. I really can’t be normal until you reach home everyday.

Do you really want to push me into this situation?

My Stand:

I know you love me so much and I’m really lucky to get such a loving dad. I insist you to understand that I love driving and I’d say it is my passion. Not only the drivers, however efficient a person might be we can’t predict when we’ll meet with an accident. If at all everyone gets worried like this, there will be no one driving today.

You have to trust your daughter dad and I’m not a rash driver. You know that too. Whenever I see any women driving on the roads, I’m almost into tears. [Well I don’t cry that easily, a bit of exaggeration to convince him] In spite of you giving me so much liberty, when I think about this I feel so bad that you are grabbing away my freedom.

Why don’t you gimme a chance and see. Might be for approximately 6 months?

After all this argument for more than god-only-knows-how-many- times he still says the same and me still sticking on to the above words there seems to be no end. So should I have to just go ahead and take my car? But I’ll feel dead guilty to hide something from him.

Help me guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And of course girls.