Friday, July 04, 2008

It’s been an eventful week. There are about fourteen management trainees and we’ve been more or less treated like royalty in the company. All the attention has frankly made us quite uncomfortable. Everywhere we go we are told that the organization expects a lot from us. However the exact role we have to play is still a little vague :-)

We’ve been battered with psychometric tests; Tests on our perceived locus of control, our preferred learning style, our career anchor and so on and so forth. Sometimes I feel we’ve been analyzed to death. But while I’m largely skeptical of the mushy, touchy feely stuff that HR does, I have to admit that I’ve learned a couple of things about myself.

On the house front, we’ve been given a luxurious guest house to stay for a week, after which we need to find a place of our own. So far the house hunting hasn’t gone well. Considering that we’ve spent three months at home followed by a lovely guest house, it seems impossible to live in a flat without an AC, a TV in each room and a caretaker to anxiously ask us what we’d like for dinner. Some of the places I saw were frankly disturbing. I’d get depressed if I had to come back from a hard day at the office and live in a dump.

So that’s pretty much what I’ve been up to. Now I’m off to meet a house broker.Wish me luck again :-)

6 comments:

Serendipity said...

What happened to the book writing part :O , you have to include it in your schedule no :O

Dinesh said...

Serendipity: Let me get a roof over my head first :-)

A said...

Has somebody shown you a poky li'l room in a chawl for 10K? Have you been to the one which looks like a crime scene-- broken glass all across the single room and pigeons flying over your head?

You've got miles to go before you sleep, my friend. Welcome to House-hunters Anonymous.

Bwahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

DD... roof or no roof.. dont stop bloggin! :)

- Anon 1!

Revathi said...

i can write an entire book about my house hunting adventures. its one of the worst kind of advetures and brokers are the vilest class of homo sapiens that ever walked this planet.
i can soooooooo relate to A's comment. i remember this house broker who said sooooper 2BHK in one of the poshest areas in adyar for 8000 and we were like WOW!!! only when we visited the house we realised that the house owner had converted the barn behind his independent house into a 2BHK with straw mats as partitions and a bathroom which was outside the house. we were shocked!! :-\
hope u find a house soon and dont have to go through the entire ordeal of house hunting!! good luck!! and do write about ur house hunting experiences!! :)

N R said...

Hahaha.....
After five months of living in the guest house and accustomed to a kingly lifestyle (AC, caretakers, etc. etc.) I finally had to move out. :(
These days my day starts with dealing with the Bai, cooking my food and having to worry about water.
Join the club! And Good luck with ur house hunt...