Sunday, September 21, 2014

The 'LESS' here is forever.... a 'PAIN!'


The gentleman took the Voluntary Retirement 5 years in advance of close of his Service when he was a having a serious tiff with the Boss and as a blessing in disguise his Company announced the VR Scheme with good financial benefits.... He quickly applied for the same and soon was OUT.... "With a good amount of lump sum cash with me and lot of time in front, I can at least relax now and do what I missed all these years in my life...." he thought thus....

But in no time, he noticed that spending time was too difficult with nothing to do in front.... And equally he found himself doing some odd jobs of others without anything termed as 'his own' as there was plenty of time with him which otherwise people around would have found their own ways of managing those issues.... He was unhappy for a while but did not lose heart and firmed up, "I'll find an alternative job for me and if I search, it will not be difficult to get one at the back of my vast experience but I need one where I can take it a bit cool and do something my own!"  And that became very much true as coincidence to his decision, the next day there was a call on his mobile phone..... 

“Hello Sir! We heard that you took VR from your Company.......... We have an Honorarium Post for you in our Group......... Our Work needs your experience as back up.... We have to complete........... Can you help us here?” 

"Perfect!  I am coming there from the next Week!" the man said with a feeling of a great satisfaction on his face.... 

But, in two days of joining the new Job he found that the task to be delivered was too demanding and he was easily questioned for peanuts in the name of Honorarium…. No need to say.... In a few more days he was out from that job…. But strangely the phone rang again…. 

“Sir! I heard that you took Voluntary Retirement............. There is a small Offer for you.... It is an Advisory Job where in you will be........... It may not be a hectic activity but quite relaxing for your age and............"

The gentleman felt in himself, "Yes!  The Right One I am looking out for at this point of time!" and soon got into that Work with all Pride as he would be able to offer a good guidance and steer the Careers of a few Beginners…. But to his surprise the interests faded again, misunderstandings cropped up when he, out of his vast experience could never see a wrong taking in front of him and to question that he found no Administrative Powers with him.... No need to say that after a short time he was back at home again….

“Hello Mr.........., How are you? I heard that you took VRS and tried a few other Jobs of……… Actually, we have the right Job for you…. And it is the right challenge for you at this point of time! You,  yourself will agree to this after you join us…. Equally good are our Perks if not the basic Salary.... When do you like to join us?” 

The man was doubtful of his own liking of such jobs at that point of time but some how agreed and  had taken up the job.… No doubt, the Job was hectic, interesting and demanding but the Payments were not at all matching as many Perks were just on Paper and nothing came to his hand…. The man felt below dignity to Work for such a less Payment compared to his original Salary.... Thus he was out again the third time….

The telephone rang up this time.….

“Hi! Is it………? Yeah! I am.…….. I heard that you had taken VRS.... Good, you came out from there…. That atmosphere is never for people like us…..We cannot sell ourselves like slaves…. OK…. The reason why I rang up to you is…......We are looking out for a very Competent Manager here…. There is a challenging Task from one of our Prestigious Customers…...... I know, you are the One that can rightly help us out at this crucial time…. And about our Jobs and Payments…...... My Company means…..... That’s all…. Nothing would be less here and nothing has a laxity…. Only you should step in and you yourself will soon see that…..... When do you like to join us?”

The man went there from the next day and never looked back till he retired from that Unique Offer!

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