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I haven’t written anything here in last two months and as I type this article I can sense I had lost that ease with which I used to write before. I wanted to write something here desperately and so is the title of the post.

In this article, I will try to re-collect what had happened in the last two months and see how it goes. This is more of a writing exercise. Here we go!

I couldn’t believe that it’s already almost two and a half months over after I joined full-time job on April 1st, 2010 after I left my first job in Jan 2007. They say time and tide waits for none.

The first week at office was as boring as it can ever get. The place, people, and everything else was new for me. And in those initial days my friends used to call me and ask me whether I really joined a job, for most of them had lost any hopes that I will ever join a job.

I am little finicky when choosing friends. An introvert in the beginning. And at work place it’s so hard to make any good friends. So the initial days were spent lonely, wishing few of my best friends to be there. Randomly stumbling on to new people at lunch or at other times.

The first couple of weeks were more of getting myself used to the routine of waking up early and going to the office.

I couldn’t find anytime to update the blog as I am spending almost four hours in commuting to the work on weekdays and catching up with much needed sleep and other work on week-ends. Once I move to a near by place I wish I could spend more time on writing.

The first rule for a good work-life is to stay as close to the office as you can. It saves you from the trouble of going through the mad traffic and gives a lot of free time to pursue your hobbies.

After those initial uncertain, anxious, boring, confusing, exciting, and sometimes frustrating days at new workplace, I finally started to feel comfortable. I made friends with few people and slowly got used to the routine of going to office and working. In the initial days when I had free-time I used to either watch table-tennis matches at our floor or do some random surfing and reading on net.

During the free-time I tried my hand at learning TT and after those initial attempts I decided I should stay away from learning it. But somehow, after I watched a few people play with expert skills and for other reasons, I decided I should learn to play the game at least to the intermediate level. There is a satisfying happiness when we learn to do new things no matter what they are. And after all, it is a good physical exercise at office for we sit for long times in front of the idiot-boxes without much physical movement except for hands and fingers.

People at work place come in many flavors. If there is something as complex and mysterious as it can be, it is human motive. It is too difficult to understand people’s motive behind when they do certain things. But life is interesting only because everyone is different in the way they look and in the way they behave.

But life at work-place could have been more easier if only people are little less crooked. After real politics if there is anything which I hate, it is office politics. But they are inevitable and the only thing we can do is to learn to live with the reality. As my friends say, no matter how many jobs you switch, there is no job at which you are hundred percent satisfied. Life is a fu**ing compromise as one of my friends puts it.

Apart from work-life, the last two weeks of May were spent in the anticipation of Kalyan’s marriage on May 30th. Though I couldn’t spend much time due to the job, we really had lots of fun. There were countless times when I wished I had joined job two months later :)

Now that it is already twelve weeks and two paychecks into the new job, I am almost settled and the routine no more bores me. Have made enough friends to make sure I do not feel lonely anymore. And of course when there  is enough work, we have no time to think about ourselves.

During the commuting I was able to finish a couple of books. This is the best part of staying a little far away from office. You can get a couple of hours of free time in the office bus and read books or listen to music.

Now I understand why people hate Mondays, and wait for week-ends.

Here, I am done with the long left task of updating the blog. There is one more article coming up very soon! So, stay tuned :)

Thank you for reading!

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6 Comments

  1. Posted June 12, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    Some interesting people at work place, make our work life more interesting :)

    • Posted June 12, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

      Yes! Office life is so boring without interesting people around :) Especially in a software job!!

  2. deepak
    Posted June 13, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    Work place can be boring, as people expect you to think and behave rational all the times. Seldom you find boss who will unleash you.
    Good you are getting used to the routine. Welcome aboard to TGIF gang…

  3. Pranitha
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Hi raa,

    Nice to read the happenings…and as u know….I was more than happy to read all thats happening now in ur life…which I wanted to happen always…yes, life is whatever…its just compromising….and routine….but u cant escape it anyways….We feel like running away sometimes when this routine takes over us and causes distress…but I bet we wont run away….and if at all….how long wud that make u happy…hmm….no more lecture raa…thanks for not saying in your blog that I was calling and disturbing u all thru last month…lol…Akka

  4. Posted February 18, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Happy to know about this…i am back to reading ur blog…lot of exciting posts…

  5. Posted September 12, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    :) :) ! Dont get crushed in the grind

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