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First Moment of Truth (FMOT)

So here it how it goes. Here in P&G Sales, they have a concept. First moment of truth. From the time when the shopper enters the shop, glances at the shelf. To the moment, he picks up P&G product. The moment of truth for the shopper. What one must the company do to induce such a response? Shelf it a certain way, add strips and colors and brands. Add all the frills and whistles to seduce the customer to to pick up your thing off the shelf.

At P&G the company, thereโ€™s also a first moment of truth. The moment when you get the call, and hear your starting pay. To the first day at work and your first interaction with the people.

For some it may come later. For others it may not come at all, for me, it came the first week. But I decided to see how things man out. It’s only been a month. How can I possibly know what I want?

I don’t. But I know this isn’t it. Living in an alien city, living alone. Doing managerial BS, when I am an engineer with four years at GIKI to look back on. The projects I did as an undergrad. Watching it all come together. Watching graphs and numbers take shape. That was gratifying. That was satisfaction. That was using my brain to construct and conceive possibilities.

When I was younger, my idea of a perfect job was the one in which I would make lots of money and travel alot. Its amazing how things change. With time. I will travel on business trips if I stick around. Already I had a trip to turkey planned that got canceled. Another one to Dubai. Soon Europe.

But again, does the travel and the money really compensate me losing my dignity and self respect. Corporations seem to be no better then bonded slavery.

I havenโ€™t made a decision yet. But the gears have started turning.

I haven’t made a decision yet. But the gears have started turning.

Fresh and Prime BS

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Serendpity?

DSC_0285And right after i finished my last post, lamenting on wether i would get into P&G, Omar called to confirm my job, and dispatched the offer letter while talking to me on the phone.

I havent digested it.

It entails alot of changes. Change is always good.

Its an adventure.

I am too tired to be all philosophical about it.

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I remember watching greys anatomy episode, in the days nearing my graduation. In it, there was a girl, who ends up in a hospital a day before graduation. Alex asks her to tell him, her graduation speech. It goes something like this, ‘Today is the day my life begins, today is the day i become a menace to someone other then my parents…’

Omer Imtiaz from PG dropped me a mail asking me to call him. I did. The moment i read the mail, i called him. He told me he wanted to check my availability etc before he forwarded my name to GBS for hiring. Said he’s 90% sure. Now i dont want to get my hopes high, but its a bleak hope, light pouring through a crack… and a dozen other such metaphors. I pray to God something good comes out of it.

Meanwhile I finish my articles for TFT, write more, and ask RR for the project he needed me as an RA on.

And hence forth, life goes on.

Listening to Kings of Leon-Use Somebody as I wrote this:

I’ve been roaming around
Always looking down
And all I see
Painted faces
Fill the places
I can’t reach

You know
That I could
Use somebody
You know
That I could
Use somebody

Someone like you
And all you know
And how you speak
Countless lovers
Under cover
Of the street

You know
That I could
Use somebody
You know
That I could
Use somebody
Someone like you…

Off in the night
While you live it up
I’m off to sleep
Wagin’ war
To shake the poet
And the beat

I hope it’s gonna
Make you notice
I hope it’s gonna
Make you notice

Someone like me,
Someone like me,
Someone like me, somebody.

Go and let it out…

Someone like you, somebody
Someone like you, somebody

I’ve been roamin’ around
Always lookin’ down at all I see

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