Posts tagged international

Live a life!

A decade ago, I was at a large IT company. At increment time, one section decides to give a raise to everyone, except two girls; the reasoning- “you are South Bombay girls, you two are single, you don’t need the money.” Such is the respect that we, as independent career women, get in the market place.

Another place I worked at, had the men intimidated by our knowledge and professionalism, and that we can handle just about anything under stress. So we got pulled up because the photographs of an outdoor event were too bright and sharp, because the frigging Indian summer sun is too bright and sharp, you dumbhead, and I am not a photographer who knows how to control these things!

It is always said that the boss makes the company, and people stay in or leave their jobs not merely for the money, but because of the immediate supervisor.

So when a friend has his boss tell him that he “had more money than he could spend’, it raises old issues. What gives a boss the right to abuse? This borders on harassment. India has no laws, or dormant laws, to counteract harassment. If any legal action was to be taken, it would take years.

Another very close person I know, has gone grey because of the incompetency of his new boss. An international respected company; (in the Forbes Top 5 global companies worldwide) his new boss does not know her products and makes a fool of herself at meetings, and this chap faces the brunt, on the bottomline. She is a scathing proof of women who sleep to get ahead, in some Indian companies. Though she is pulled up by the international counterparts, one leg in the east and the other in the west can take you only so far! I am ashamed of women like this!

So what gives the bosses the right to cast aspersions on your integrity and knowledge? You have earned the right to be counted as a professional; you have spent years, not to mention money, on education. Is it just the insecurities of the immediate superiors? One company thought I was buying out the company! Ill mannered and uncouth, is it just the egos at play?

Secondly what is HR doing? Most HR departments assume their job stops at the hiring stage. Most HR personnel are themselves incompetent. Most HR are subdued by the owner/superior/supervisor. What suffers at the end is the name of the company, and the employee morale.

Sometimes, we as employees shut up and suck it because we need the money. But at what cost. Isn’t health more important? Leave the b@$t@rd$ and get on with life!

Life is for the living! Live it. Let Karma do the rest. And she does! Send out positive thoughts to the Universe.

Love and light on all!

Comments (2) »

International politics

Please help me understand. The US thinks Bin Laden in is Afghanistan, so they bomb the country. Afghanistan. Shattered beyond hope by the US military. Then years later he is, as all know, cloistered in Pakistan. So they go after him there. And capture and kill him. Ofcourse leaving the country, Pakistan, unblemished. Blemished though she is. No one thinks that justice is impaled.

Now Rana, the brains behind the 26/11 siege of Bombay, is let off scot free. And our politicians do nothing. Can do nothing. Want to do nothing. Kasab of course, is treated like royalty in India. I am surprised no one has tied a rakhi to him as yet!

So what is international politics? Is India just a pawn? Is Pakistan a golden goose – for the Americans she is – that she is treated like royalty? Why is India silent and subservient?
Somebody please help me understand international politics?

Our politicians are only busy garnering wealth and lining their pockets. Politics be damned.

Comments (2) »

%d bloggers like this: