Sunday, May 17, 2009

THE PLEDGE!!

I am back Hyderabad after a year, back in Silicon Valley guest house, back to smiling familiar faces, all ready to start a new journey, to begin a new phase in life. A couple of weeks of training and induction and I am back to Mumbai, where I belong. So I begin work officially from tomorrow, and today being the last day of freedom, will solely be devoted to my favourite pastime, i.e. mindless thinking and obsessing about irrelevant little things and deriving a perverse pleasure out of it! Strangely, I am not as excited as I should be about this whole new beginning: may be because I have worked before, or may be because I did my summers here and so it’s not so new an experience or may be just that I am not the kind who gets super excited about a corporate career. I am more preoccupied with my new life in Mumbai, my new house and my potential dysfunctional relationships.

But now that I AM a part of this jungle, now that I am formally and legally bound to this terrible thing called “the corporate rat race”, now that I have gracefully agreed to be a part of this rut, here is my PLEDGE before I embark on this journey which has trapped many an innocent soul:

I will NOT sacrifice myself at the altar of corporate rat race…
I will NOT sacrifice my self respect to climb up ANY ladder…
I will NOT compromise on my values, my principles and my beliefs (whatever little I have)…
I will NOT suck up to people, bitch behind people’s back or go to extreme lengths to fast track my career…
I will NOT be unethical, unfair, partial or dishonest…
I will NOT get personally involved with the people I work, especially if they happen to be (un)happily married bosses…
I will NOT lose perspective, forget who I am, forget my social life, family or my hobbies in my race to the top…

Finally, I WILL always remember that at the end of the day it is JUST A JOB (yes, even in this recession) and not what I REALLY want to do, and therefore I should continue to pursue my dreams…


I love my dad, I am so proud of him and I think I am the luckiest daughter EVER, but I DO NOT WANT TO BE LIKE HIM!!!!

5 comments:

Shivangi said...

Are all the will NOTS actually will not repeat again? innocent question..8-)

usha said...

three cheers to all ur resolutions!

bruno roy said...

nice..but the last para seemed to be a bit too hard :)

Anonymous said...

hey ...I used to read your blog from long time..and first time I am commenting. I think this is one of the best post of your blog. Just my personal opinion but it resonates well with me.

Shimonti said...

@ shivangi
no loser, its NOT abt NOT repeating it again, at least not ALL of them :)
@ Usha Aunty
thnk u! as u remember u had left a comment on a previous post abt standing up for SOMETHING, well, now it's time to stand up for what I believe or NOT believe in...
@ Bruno
the last para is in all sincerity and not meant to deride any achievements
@ Anonymous
I like to know my readers by NAME... so it wud be great if u can introduce urself. but thnks for reading...