• College,  Personal

    A Birthday Party and a Farewell Dinner

    Friday at 12am we brought in Sneha‘s birthday by cutting her cake and dirtying her. After a long day of lectures on Friday, in which we gave two presentations in Strategic Management, we headed out to the city. Sneha and Namrata had finalized on a joint called TC’s in FC Road. We had booked the place for eleven people. Caught the 7.30pm bus from college which drops us at Atur Center from where we caught rickshaws to the place. TC’s is decently sized place with a good ambience and service. However, I really wonder why they needed to have the lights fading into various colors! The prices weren’t that high…

  • Work

    So Long, Farewell, It’s Time To Say Goodbye

    Yesterday was my last day at Larsen & Toubro – Control and Automation. My design team threw me a farewell party. Will be honest and say that I did not expect it. It came as a great surprise 🙂 Was gifted a Parker Pen set. Was also given my first birthday card (well in advance) along with a box of chocolates (which everyone made sure was shared 😉 ). Will miss you all! And you can hold me to my birthday treat once the monsoons pass 🙂 Finished off the clearance formalities today at Powai. Just got a little settlement of dues pending for tomorrow and collecting my service certificate.…

  • Jokes,  Work

    A Funny Farewell Email

    Was out searching for a sample farewell email as today is my last second-last day at work and stumbled upon this really funny one by Chris Kula. How many of you identify / identified with this? Update: sourced from WayBack Machine since the site is down. One might hope that the Monday morning following a long weekend of travel might be a chance to ease back slowly into the dull gray world of Day Job mediocrity. But when that morning is rife with backed-up emails written in office-y doublespeak, Post It note “reminders” placed on one’s monitor for maximum passive aggression, and nary a word of “Welcome back” or “How…

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