First Job

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Finally, after a lot of pushing and prodding from friends and my own self, I hv started to write my blog. Also realised that this was going to be needed so that I could keep my mind free from a lot of thoughts. And what a time to start writing this as I am about to join my first job in the gulf.

This has been a really sweet gift for me in some sense – a childhood dream (of flying by plane) come true. I feel proud of having achieved things on my own and literally from sratch !!!!! Coming from a middle class background, travelling by plane or even AC or 1st class compartment was out of question and still is – though relatively less as compared to an year ago. My air ticket and visa are sponsored by the company. Last year too, I got an internship in Asian Paints on merit and they sponsored my tickets by 3rd class AC. I know all this sounds too childish but I realise the pride that I have for such small things in life which most upper classes might take for granted.

The job itself is daunting – involving hard core engineering skills and I am looking forward with great eagerness to it. Right from school days, I failed to understand why people studied something and worked somewhere else only !!!!!!! I must consider myself lucky that I am getting an opportunity to work as a process engineer in a multinational company which is into engineering consultancy mainly in the oil and gas sector else even I might have wasted all the chemical engg I learnt by working as a data analyst. I really wish that my love for engg is rediscovered during my job which was somewhere lost at IIT due to too much of theory and lack of application in any way.

I wish that I manage to maintain good relations with all my colleagues and most importantly, enjoy the job that I do. As long as you are happy, nothing can prevent you from working and I wish I tread that path to success. From a career point of view as well, this will provide me with a good platform to take up certain decision in future. I may plan to do an MBA or do a complete U-turn and study something like astronomy purely out of interest and now with any intention to make money out of it. Ofcourse, all these would be subject to how well I am able to take care of myself and my parents financially.

I hope to nurture my love for travel with all the money made from the job and wish to meet so many friends that I have made all over the world now courtesy various forums and discussion groups. A good chunk of my relatives are in the US and with so many friends also heading off to the US for further studies, the US of A surely beckons as a place to be visited. Personally, I would love to visit Australia and Europe – really want to visit the Alps, the Black Forest, Madame Tussads, boat on River Thames, climb onto the bridge at the Sydney harbour, go to Melbourne Zoo (one of my ultimate favs) and ofcourse, kiss the pitch at the Adelaide Cricket Ground for very very special reasons.

All and all, life has really opened up new horizons for me and I am geared up to take up the challenges as they come by with great enthusiasm and excitement.

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9 thoughts on “First Job

  1. >hey shastry! wonderful start! keep it going!! btw no dream is childish! its really great to achieve ur dream.. and first time in foreign land is really an experience… u will soon realise the value of indianness which somehow ppl dont realise in their own motherland.. any indian face will instantly appear familiar to u… ppl who are complete strangers otherwise would go out of their way to help u.. just because u are from india… its a very special feeling… and that is the spirit of indianness.. hope u achieve all the dreams that u have set out for.. and while u roam from austrailia to america, u will still remain a MADE IN INDIA product… :-)all the best for everything that u do in life… and do keep blogging… life would be so different without u around… will definitely miss ur company.. 🙂 take care..bon chance et bon voyage!

  2. >Hi…Arvind….its so good to know that u r feeling good. Hope, you fulfill all ur dreams with ur hard work and determination… Your this habit of believing on ur self makes me feel positive…even i start developing that same desire to accomplish all my desires nd dreams. Moreover, we all feel pround on your childish dreams, which reflect the innocence and simplicity of an Indian, who knows how to lead this world…. a lots of best wishes for ur job, ur life and all ur dreams… enjoy every moment in Abu Dhabi and don’t forget to miss me…a lot. Jai Hind! :))

  3. >Hey Arvind Its nice to see u that u r on the foreign soil for the first time and that too on a job that u deserve. I hope that u have a gud professional life ahead. Wishing u all the bestTak cr

  4. >Hey shastryFirst job is always special. Its always heartening to see that u have got ur first job in ur technical area. Wats ur job profile exactly?Do let us know about ABU-dhabi and dont forget to give ur contact number.take cr and looking forward to know more

  5. >Hi Arvind! Great to know that you are now on YOUR OWN! Not dependent on Mom & Dad for everything. Hope you were able to figure out where your brush & paste were? And how coffee is made? And how to polish shoes! I think beyond IIT & Engg., ONLY NOW YOU WILL LEARN THE GREATEST LESSONS TAUGHT BY THE WORLD’s GREATEST TEACHER – LIFE! All the Best and do well!Miss your presence.Luv,Sundar/Usha/Annu & Aryan

  6. >Hi Arvind! Great to know that you are now on YOUR OWN! Not dependent on Mom & Dad for everything. Hope you were able to figure out where your brush & paste were? And how coffee is made? And how to polish shoes! I think beyond IIT & Engg., ONLY NOW YOU WILL LEARN THE GREATEST LESSONS TAUGHT BY THE WORLD’s GREATEST TEACHER – LIFE! Needless to say, you will only come out a stronger person.All the Best and do well!Miss your presence.Luv,Sundar/Usha/Annu & Aryan

  7. >arvind dear,we are all very happy and proud of your achievements. Though as your mom, I felt sad at the time of your leaving, I feel just like the penguin that pushes its nestling into the water to catch fish, the time has come now to let your wings fly and enjoy the freedom, but with responsibility.your sincerity, determination and commitments will help you to achieve and realise all your dreams.We all miss you. Luv and blessingsamma, appa, anand and vinita

  8. >arvind dear,we are all very happy and proud of your achievements. Though as your mom, I felt sad at the time of your leaving, I feel just like the penguin that pushes its nestling into the water to catch fish, the time has come now to let your wings fly and enjoy the freedom, but with responsibility.your sincerity, determination and commitments will help you to achieve and realise all your dreams.We all miss you. Luv and blessingsamma, appa, anand and vinita

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