Saturday, January 28, 2006

Moving on...

My long relationship with unemployment finally ends. A crazy British bank has been brave enough to offer me a position as a Management Associate. And I've taken it up. Quite a few formalities are still to be completed but I think the deal is done. I've signed the offer letter, so I think its safe...
Well the first feeling that washed over me once the call came was one of immense relief, rather than happiness. It was getting a little difficult living the life of a 'bekar jubok' (unemployed youth) indefinitely. I guess happiness will make its presence felt in due course. I was also in contention for a higher paying job with a smaller French bank, and when that didn't come through, dejection and hopelessness reached new levels. Wet hens would feel quite ecstatic, compared to my situation. Months of waiting, calling people, getting rejection letters, hounding contacts made at networking sessions was taking its toll, but I guess it has finally yielded something. But its all about the 'Bhagvan' (as someone recently said), and He took care...
So things will change now. The boy must turn into a man. The frivolity and the boisterousness must go and gravity and focus should replace them. Family life and responsibility will soon approach and I can tell you that fear and panic has arrived sooner. Will I cope? Will I be able to balance all the acts well enough? I don't know. I guess these answers will only come with time. Lets see where life takes me from here. For now, I'm good. And ya, Mr. Bartender, I'll have another one...

Cheers!
Abhishek.

10 comments:

Prerona said...

u know me and a friend were just looking at stuff on the net cz we were planning to go somewhere for easter break - and everything is SO expensive! really, after that, reading ur thought was so nice - i wish they'd invent something to get us there!

stuti said...

Well done!!!!

Way to go......

Abhishek Chatterjee said...

prerona - sure...could use the company in all the merriment...but which thought are u talking about again?

stuti - thanks babe...

Ron said...

Congratulations!!! Although...well Ive been working for 3 years now, and I cannot IMAGINE why I felt so elated when I landed my first job, or why I was soo dejected when I was not getting one! Looking back, life as an eductaded unemployed juboti was soooo nice and relaxing :D

Kele Panchu said...

Congrats!

Abhishek Chatterjee said...

ron- thank you! ya i agree till a point that it was good being relaxed when looking for the job, but after a while it really gets to u!! I guess the grass is always greener on the other side..lol.

panchu babu - Thanks a lot and keep visiting!

Seema said...

Hey Congratulations. New turn,new road.Walk onnnn.
Cheers! (ur style)

Abhishek Chatterjee said...

seema - thanks! hope the walk is a steady and enjoyable one. last post on ur blog means?

Ekta said...

Hey Congrats dude!
this is grt news...party time!
and trust me enjoy this time while it lasts!

Abhishek Chatterjee said...

ekta - thanks! hope to be done with all the formalities soon...hope to plan a trip to india as well b4 i join if all goes well...