Missing in action


Sorry for the unannounced absence from the blog.

I’ve been meaning to post about the Bloggers meet that took place on 31st January in Mumbai, but that was also my first day at the new job [ and I still have to get myself a dedicated terminal/computer there ] hence the literal non-accessibility to this blog and hence no posts.

Work is great!
[ I'm doing the job I thought I would've been doing maybe in another 5 years time - it's like being a paid entrepreneur! ]

Once I get my own computer, I will hopefully be back to posting as regularly as earlier.

Apart from that, I am in hiring frenzy – but am absolutely unable to find anyone good enough. Looks like they don’t make good designers in India anymore [ or maybe it's specific to Mumbai ]. I’ve interview six people in the last three days – including graduates from the J.J. School of Art and the L.S. Raheja School of Arts – and each person’s work “sucked” big-time. Not one of them was professional enough to introduce themselves properly, ask me questions about the company or express any interest in the job/company/profile.

One person who evinced some interest in the profile asked me only one question “How much salary do you pay?” – they did not want to know anything about the company, anything about the job profile or anything else relevant to the job-posting – all they wanted to know about was the “money”. [ while money is an important part - I hope not everyone believes it to be the ONLY motivator ].

Sigh.
Please, some good designers now. [ Or should I say "Some designers now. Please." ] :D

Kisalay said,

March 29, 2006 @ 3:38 am

I wouldn’t want to sound offensive or derogatory, but in India, and specifically in Bbay, u obviously know how difficult it is to survive without money. As I said the last time we met, I have picked up a job which is very contrary to the skills I have, but I am being paid well enuf to be in it. I really don’t know how well this decision of mine goes down with the people I know and matter, but my only aim, is something very similar to yours ! I am being paid well enuf to do something where I hardly have to apply brains (this is what I gather from the profile I have been given, since I haven’t joined as yet) and use my skills and brain in something that I like and can do on my own and for myself ! Something very similar to the paid entrepreneur kind of thing that u mentioned ! I am a core techie, and I still picked up a job which didn’t require my technical skills !
Albeit, I totally agree about the point u made. At least, the person who evinced some interest in the profile, should have made it amply clear, that, although, he is in there for the job, money also is a very important criteria in making the decision. At least, it worked for me, in the sense I made it extremely clear in my 1st interview itself, that I would want ‘X’ amount of money, no matter what job they have to offer me !

Naina said,

March 29, 2006 @ 5:04 am

But Kisalay, was money your “only” motivating factor? I’m sure it wasn’t – I think you are under estimating your skill set. While you might not be able to see how useful you are to your company – your company and the people who have hired you know that you have the abilty to help them accomplish their goals.

Money is needed to survive – no doubt – but basing all one’s decisions solely on the pay packet is not quite prudent in my opinion. Even if it is, one doesn’t have to announce it!

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