Sunday, 6 March 2011

1st Day at work - Thane Part

Like everyone,I too was nervous,anxious about my 1st day of work,mentally preparing myself in the 3 days leave given by my employer.I was supposed to report to the Thane branch,where I would be given my base-branch.

D-Day,half an hour left for the time we all decided to meet,but here I am all dressed up,and ready to go.As if time had stopped still,with every minute felt like a never ending Himesh Reshamiya song.
At last,the clock struck 7 and I left my place.Reached the bus stop,only to find myself alone there.Frantically messaging everyone to get there asses down there ASAP,as i watched one bus after other pass by.As time passed by,thoughts of losing half my day's salary,or worse,losing a chance to work in a good project started running through my mind.And there I was messaging everyone again !
Finally at around 7.20,everyone was there,only to realize we were supposed to wait for someone else as well.
I mean WTF ! Aren't we like already 20 mins late ? Thankfully she arrived 5 mins later and we were ready to leave.But 'HANG ON',where the hell are the A/C buses ?,and i realized that we'll be travelling,'State-Of-The-Art' ST Buses.My thoughts of myself being the neatly combed guy,wearing a nice crisp white shirt,were suddenly replaced by college days look.With the thought still running through my mind,i boarded the bus,where Mr.Cisco,was confirming whether we are in the right bus.Please,Lord .. don't do this,please be the right bus.As i boarded the bus,i was happy to find an empty seat,the sight for which i long for,these days.Anyway,Mr.Cisco confirmed that it was the right bus,and i was as happy as a clam :).But,my joy was short lived as i found out the bus wont leave till 7.45. Salary = Salary/2 seem quite the perfect equation for the day,at that moment.

The engine purred,and we were off.And after a nice,comfortable ride,we reached the place,on time(phew).Waiting outside the premises,i met my pals whom i hadn't met for like 2 days,still felt like an eternity since we apart.Saw some new faces as well.Though everyone had that anxiousness in them.
Anyway,inside the building,and i felt the pride of being an employee of my employer.And then i asked the guard where are the new recruits supposed to wait,and he pointed towards the room with the most noise and i walked towards it.As i walked inside the room,i saw all my friends,with whom i had spent my glorious 70 odd days,reminiscing the wonderful times,completely oblivious of the current situation.
After laughing,joking,exchanging phone numbers,messaging friends at other centers,i finally sat down,waiting for someone to come along,and tell where i am supposed to be for the next 2 years.Minutes turned into 2 digits,but still no sight of anyone.With hunger creeping inside,i had reached my breaking point,but thankfully the concerned person entered the room.After collecting some documents,he set us off for breakfast,and i ran faster than Usain Bolt towards the exit,where the big question hit me,"Which way is the canteen?".Conserving my energy by not asking anyone,i followed the huge group heading towards the only other building visible.As i reached the building,i noticed another building and walked towards it.This sequence was repeated 3 times as i finally reached the cafeteria.

Food,glorious food,you are my life.While having a nice breakfast,my cellphone buzzed with a message stating my salary has been credited.Finishing the meal with a smile,i left the canteen,to take the 42.195 km,marathon walk back to the 1st building,on the way discussing with my friends,how i am gonna splurge my salary.

Back to the room,and RMG started calling out names and their alloted ISUs.Fingers crossed i waited for my turn.One by one,all my friends were alloted ISUs,as i waited there to hear my name being called out.
They say,the best is saved for the last,probably thats why my name was called in the last ISU,with a couple of my friends.The happiness of hearing my name,made me miss out on the information that was told later on.Turns out,my ISU was Travelling,Transport and Hospitality and i was supposed to travel to Andheri branch,for an interview ..