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May 23, 2009

        So friends, Its story time again. I am back with a story after many months. Hope you will enjoy it. Please let me know your comments.

     With his shirt tugged out and looking furiously, Rohit came along with his colleague Vijay to have a smoke as he was tensed. He was already telling Vijay about the latest conversation he had with an unknown person. The conversation went like this, Rohit was almost yelling…

Vijay:   “So you are going to resign your job??”

Rohit:   “Yes, of course. What is the need of sticking to a job which doesn’t have any kind of self-respect for us?”

Vijay:   “But you already know about that. Our job demands that. We can’t escape from those such things in this kind of job. We are getting paid for that!”, said Vijay.

Rohit:   “I don’t need a job which pays me for getting earful. There are numerous ways to earn money. You know the guy who spoke with me today, talked like I have made the cell phone towers in this city. He was asking the reason for the frequent network cut during the calls while traveling. I said that I am a customer care guy and it’s nothing to do with my role and I will transfer this call to technical section. But he won’t leave me. He kept on reiterating that he needs a solution. What can I do?? Even my lover never scolded me like that. If at all I am not as a customer care person, I would have killed him.”

          Now  Rohit’s mobile rings and he was on call for 5 minutes. Now he is confused on what to do. Again his mobile rings and now he talks for 15 minutes. Now he has given a more determined look and started to tug in his shirts and puts a mentos in his mouth and moved in. Vijay was puzzled to see this and started to move in as Rohit has said, “Common.. let’s go and start working.” They were both walking now and Vijay asked “What happened da?”

          “First call, my friend has called me and said he is finding it really difficult to find a job, and asked me not to give up my job for any reason. Another thing he has said to me was, he tried in our company and he couldn’t get the job”, said Rohit without a breath. Then continued, “Then my lover has called me and said in her home they are looking for a bridegroom and it’s time to speak with her father about our marriage. I argued that I am going to leave this job and will take time to find another, but she is protesting,” as he tries to continue a call comes to his desk and he says “Hello this is Rohit from Celltron. How can I help you Sir?” in as polite as ever manner.

21 Comments leave one →
  1. May 23, 2009 3:09 pm

    first here too !!! he he he

    kanagu: 😀

    • May 23, 2009 9:52 pm

      Kanagu do you know any doctors?
      no seriously do you know any?
      if you do then please give Dhiren a medicine to calm down


      kanagu: Yes we need to find one Indyeah. This seems to be a disease and
      spreading to many 😆
      Hope its not as bad as Swine flu 🙂
      We have got Sakhi doctor.. let us run towards her to get the medicine 😀

  2. May 23, 2009 3:13 pm

    responsibility… !

    bad times… !

    recession… !

    well kanagu… I m so fed up with my job but have to put up… !! though i m no customer care guy … i can relate to this… !!

    have you seen that max new your life pension plan advertise… the guy gets up from his chair to fire his boss and see’s his kids…

    thats the story of a lot of people …

    nicely stiched into words … !

    kanagu: I didn’t see that ad Bhai 😦
    Actually I am watching TV only for cricket these days 😐
    hmmm.. I am also in same situation… fed up with my job 😦
    thanks Dhiren 🙂

  3. May 23, 2009 4:54 pm

    Very few people are in jobs they like and enjoy…

    kanagu: True bones.. I am not the one 😦

  4. May 23, 2009 6:54 pm

    nice story though the use of “lover” instead of girlfriend seems odd.

    kanagu: Thanks Reema 🙂
    and ‘lover’… thats how we used to say.. is there any wrong??

  5. May 23, 2009 7:53 pm

    1st things that came to my mind is the numerous times when I shout on a
    customer care exec.

    But seriously what all we have to do to make a living…

    Nice story, you have inspired me. I am promising myself to be polite to
    these exec in future 🙂

    kanagu: Oh.. thats superb Smita.. If you say politely they will give answers
    in a better way.. 🙂 Yes its their part of living 🙂

  6. May 23, 2009 8:41 pm

    This is life, Kanagu! We cannot swim against the tide, you know. Otherwise we have to be ready to take bold decisions in life and stick to it, which is not very easy.

    The dialogues are good, Kanagu.

    kanagu: True.. we can’t swim Against them… very few takes bold decisions and gets rewarded 🙂
    thank you 🙂

  7. May 23, 2009 9:57 pm

    as he tries to continue a call comes to his desk and he says “Hello this is Rohit from Celltron. How can I help you Sir?” in as polite as ever manner.

    Its all about that ast line isnt it Kanagu?

    me: yes Indyeah.. true… its all about that 🙂

    We want to rebel, we want to leave it all, we dislike restrictions, we think how dare anyone boss me around?

    and yet at the end of the day one stays right where one isnt simple..its damn complicated…

    me: Yes.. life is full of complications and well fabricated… if we touch one, the others will be affected… Everybody wants to be their own boss.. but very few achieves that

    If only each one of us were fortunate enough to be in jobs we are passionate about.,…
    even better if each one of us atleast knew about what it was that we wanted….

    me: true

    great story Kanagu 🙂

    me: Thanks Indyeah 🙂

  8. May 24, 2009 12:21 am

    If we do not get what we like, we must like what we do, I guess.
    And why did he pop in a Mentos, I thought you were going to show something about how mentos helped him to keep his cool 🙂

    kanagu: Yes we must.. but many a time we will fail in that 😦
    he he he…. I am not at all thought about that.. actually after a smoke, people use to put a gum or mentos to keep their mouth fresh 🙂

  9. May 24, 2009 1:30 am

    damn too good, Kanagu! i will give it a 10/10 !!!
    i will talk about the technicalities of the story writing rather than the message which of course is a beautiful one! Be kind to customer care 🙂

    i liked the usage of actions like him tucking his shirt out n needing to smoke like a typical angry, young man…n then after the calls -after realisation, he tucks it in, n pops in mentos !! (to douse the tobacco breath n also to cool him) Superb!!

    the narration is smooth n at the end one gets a wonderful feeling for the protagonist in his realisation of ground reality n his chosen decision to disrespect himself if it means to not rock the boat or get married to his lover! the prevailing environment he is in influences him n the readers alike

    keep it up…do write more:)

    kanagu: Thank you.. thank you Vinnie.. I am really happy 🙂
    Its really nice to get recognized by the good story writer 🙂 And I will try to write more 🙂

  10. May 24, 2009 2:09 pm

    Nice story Kanagu. I think a person should have some interest and passion about the job that he/she is doing, as Indeyah rightly mentioned. I have seen a lot of people who are passionate about their job in customer care and field support executive jobs – they love talking and helping others. In fact, someone shouts at you when he feel hopeless and want someone to listen to him. They learn how to handle such people and situations. Working in such positions to support a family or because of lack of any other job is not the right way to go, I think.

    //Even my lover never scolded me like that// – I noticed this line 🙂

    kanagu: LOL 😆

    Destination Infinity

    kanagu: yes DI.. but out of options people are in a job they don’t like, it happens… not everybody ready to love their job or got a job they love 🙂

  11. May 24, 2009 10:02 pm

    lol… so back to the same old pavilion? 😀

    kanagu; LOL 😆 yes 🙂

  12. May 24, 2009 10:04 pm

    ACtually this is a very thought provoking story.
    I had written about call cenre customer care exectives’ pain long back. You might find it interesting 😉

    kanagu: Thanks anna 🙂
    I will read it for sure 🙂

  13. May 25, 2009 10:27 pm

    Excellent! I like your new posts, each with a different theme 🙂

    kanagu: thanks Raj.. thats a great compliment for me.. I am really happy 🙂

  14. May 26, 2009 6:45 pm

    hey kanagu! first time here, came here from ur comment on my blog 🙂

    this post of urs is my life story! 😦
    i so badly want a change, but the market is so bad, i have been adviced to not give in my job till i get another in hand…search is on!!!

    u totally nailed it with this one kanagu!!

    kanagu: Welcome here Crafty 🙂
    awwww… its sad.. 😦
    yes crafty.. its always a sensible thing stuck to a job till you get a new one.. wishing you to get it soon 🙂

  15. May 28, 2009 3:27 pm

    Kanagu, You have said it so beautifully.. So many times, we don’t have too many options, do we.. All we can to is do our best.. Sometimes, we have to do a job, which might not be what we always wanted.. but it might still be better than nothing..

    Beautifully written, Kanagu!

    • May 31, 2009 2:03 pm

      There are many a times we doing things out of compulsion and for survival… 😦 even though we want to chose something different..

      thanks Smitha 🙂

  16. May 30, 2009 10:43 am

    A person has to do a lot of things which he detests but responsibility is such a b****, we have to take it head on!

    Good perspective shown here, kanagu! 🙂

  17. May 31, 2009 8:32 pm

    Good one Kanagu!

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