Today was the “big” day – apparently – when you go to work on your first ever job – and all the works.
At home, everybody except you is excited – calls keep coming from distant relatives who are all like – “Your first day at work? Best of Luck !!!”
And though you were pretty excited at one particular point of the time in the distant past, you fail to see what all the big deal is about.
So there, amidst the worst rains of the season, I stepped out of the house to go to – where else – WORK ! (Sounds pretty funny now …)
So, in as few words as possible – this is how it went …
Well, reached there almost on time at 9:07 a.m (can always damn the traffics and the roads!) but nothing seemed to be happening till 9:30 – thats when we have our Day Start meeting.
Being the first day, all the freshers had to come out and introduce themselves and also tell a funny to make everybody laugh.
After everybody had their turn, the day kicked off officially.
Lots of stuff was going on today – from setting up your workspaces to tonnes of meetings in which each of the project leads came and explained the projects they were working on.
Couple of forms to be filled up – setting up of company email accounts, working environments and stuff like that.
We also had an interesting coding challenge – which I managed to figure out partially – which was followed by an excruciating open book C# test – which I must admit was extremely difficult.
This test took most of the day – along with the occasional meeting and some formalities to be completed. And the pace of answering the test questions came to a crawl towards the end …
Towards the end of the day, there was a birthday party with two awesome cakes – so it was fun. Then we helped out going through some papers before finally heading home at 9.
But even now that life has taken a huge turn with 10+ hour working days under artificial lighting and temperature control (with no bunking possible whatsoever), the place where I am working at is a darn good place to be.
The thing that hit me just as I was leaving was that – I have to go home now, hit the sack, get up and come back – aaaaarghh !!!!
All said and done, this is probably one of the coolest places to work.
All the people are young, in our age group and extremely friendly.
You don’t have to bother about wearing a T Shirt which does not have a collar or that your jeans are blue in colour.
You can walk in wearing floaters and steal one of the many bean bags lying around to work on.
You can have all your instant messengers running throughout and even catch up with friends elsewhere – as long as you get your work done on time.
So it begins … I guess :p