• 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…

  • Personal,  Work

    Punctured Tyres, Horrid Traffic and Heavy Rains

    We had barely travelled two kilometres from office yesterday when we heard a huge hissing sound, only to find that the back tyre of our bus had punctured. Probably because of some pointed stone on the extremely rundown, pothole-ridden road. It meant a good wait of nearly half an hour while our driver and his helper changed the tyre. That also resulted in getting heavy traffic all the way home 🙁 Reached home a little before 9pm, extremely bored, tired and sleepy. Headed over to the bank this after and later picked up a whole bunch of CDs on my way home. The prices sure have fallen since the last…

  • Computers & Technology,  Personal,  Work

    As the week draws to a close

    I’ve had an extremely frustrating week. Began Monday itself on a really bad note (details soon). But, it kind of helped me get through the rest of the week 🙂 The rest of the week was quite exhausting as I have been working on completely the handover process which is nearly done. I also started a countdown to 11th August, which is my last day at work, by changing my display name on IPMessenger. This has created quite a sensation in office and I was reminded when I forgot to update it last morning. 😉 Sleep has been pretty much on the back seat for the past two days because…

  • Personal,  Work

    At the end of the week

    As the day draws near, I’m starting to get exceedingly frustrated. For once the days just don’t seem to move. And I know I will write a similar post a few months down the line wondering how and where the days went by! Have at a filled weekend yet again. I managed to make it for choir practice on Friday after a long long time. Learnt two hymns even before the practice started. I went off to get my bro’s cellphone repaired on Saturday afternoon. Am going to get myself a new phone. Still finalizing the details. Any suggestions? Went for the 7pm evening mass. Missed my morning lecture on…

  • Forwards,  Jokes

    What does your Boss think?

    A butcher watching over his shop is really surprised when he saw a dog coming inside the shop. He shoos him away. But later, the dog is back again. So, he goes over to the dog and notices he has a note in his mouth. He takes the note and it reads “Can I have 12 sausages and a leg of lamb, please”. The dog has money in his mouth, as well. The butcher looks inside and, lo and behold, there is a ten dollar note there. So he takes the money and puts the sausages and lamb in a bag, placing it in the dog’s mouth. The butcher is…

  • Personal,  Work

    Week draws to a close

    This week has been rather uneventful. The bug that has been worrying me last week, continues to do so with no solution. I’m finding my schedules slipping and I just don’t like that! Managed to dodge one really heavy shower just after I got off the bus, but got stuck in the next one, resulting in an extremely wet jeans! 😐 Am glad that my cellphone didn’t get wet. Way too expensive and I soon will be way too poor to be able to change a cell at this point in time. The weekend is also lined up, which means very little rest. And my last AIMCAT really mocked me…

  • Personal,  Work

    It’s Party Time

    Had planned on getting to bed by 9.30pm yesterday, but well everytime doesn’t always happen to plan. This time I am not complaining 🙂 Went over to U. Conrad‘s place for the birthday celebrations. I realized that I had reached there a bit too early because most of the others actually turned post 9pm (that’s called Indian Stretchable Time). Jived a good amount until I was exhausted, then rested a while and jived some more 🙂 After a round of singing we descended upon the dinner. A. Anita‘s cooking is fabulous as usual. Reached home only around 12pm and immediately hit the bed. Had a great deal of problem waking…

  • Work

    A Good Week Gone By…

    Am very pleased with an extremely productive week at work. Inspite of heavy rains that brought down Mumbai, work went on as usual. Have managed to meet both the deadlines that were set for this week. The card problems which were troubling so much last week have all been solved with three units ready for handover 😀 Next step involves some extensive testing which I hope to complete by next week. I haven’t had much personal time, because have been reaching home really dead the past few days and the rains haven’t helped too much. Got the weekend ahead already planned out to some extent. For one Saturday evening and…

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