Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Honeymoon Phase

I have decided that I love notice periods: the longer the better. For a change, you can do what you want (even if it means laughing at your manager’s face because she just crossed the boundaries of ridicule) and not be worried about how it will affect your appraisal, you love the fact that your manager is scared to bully you because she knows that you can screw her case in the exit interview, and of course, you are no longer burdened with fudging your hours charged on projects, of taking inane trainings to comply with the mandatory requirements, or filling up hundred useless trackers which really add no value to anybody. But the best part of the notice period is the FREEDOM: the freedom to speak your mind, the freedom to disagree, the freedom to be rude. Even though I don’t yet know what lies ahead, I totally love being in the notice period; it’s a luxury that most people miss out on because they are so excited about joining the new job and try to buy out their notice period or adjust it with their leaves. Me, I like the extended honeymoon phase…

And on a totally different note, Happy Durga Puja!

8 comments:

Mangala said...

Mee too.. I even extended it :)

amar said...

hi ..i m the one who guessed about the ebay job.. ammerender... have u resigned without any job?.. thats a bold decision...anyways best of luck for ur job search.. and ya u write really well.. and ur uture lies in creative field ... dnt waste urself in finance... fyi.. i too resigned from my bank job ..then sat at home for 23-23 days and final got a dream job.....so hope for best.......

pj said...

amen!

prachetash said...

Happy 'S'uja to you too :P

Nefertiti said...

@mangala

miss u :(

@amar

well, the ebay thing dint work out! So i guess writng remains the only passion to be cultivated now. but congrats on ur dream job working out. cherish it.

@pj
ummm... how do i reply? thank u for reading?

@prachetash
so so so like u to be mean n nitpick on stupid mistakes.

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ssoggo said...

I wish I could say the same..! But everytime I'm in limbo between two jobs, I worry more about my next job rather than the one I'm leaving (pathetic, I know!).
And for someone who's changed 5 jobs in 20 months, that's a lot of experience of the Honeymoon Phase!

Nefertiti said...

@ssoggo

5 jobs in 20 months!!! You clearly are heading towards a record!