Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Confusion...

The title aptly and fantastically describes the state of my mind right now. It actually started a couple of days ago and I am sure it would extend to another couple of days. But the bottom line is that I am confused.

At this stage, I can remember one thing. One thing that ideasmith had posted about confusion. If you still haven’t followed the link, let me put the gist of the post to you (Actually the post would be shorter than the gist itself). So here I ‘Ctrl+C’ and ‘Ctrl+V’ ideasmith’s post, with due reference provided to the source.

Confusion is not when something does not make sense;
It is when something does and is contradicted by something else that makes sense too.

Beautiful… isn’t it?

Neways, confusion also reminds me of apoo’s signature (with his due permission, which I suppose is granted) on his emails which goes

When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both

This again seems to make some sense

But now I am confused between what to do and what not to do. The confusion is between my values & beliefs and my progress in my career. It’s difficult making a choice.

My values & beliefs tell me to stick to the existing company and get the job done, because a job half done is a job that is not done at all. “Stick to your commitments” is what the voices from inside tell me.

The other part of me tells me, “This is a great offer, you may or may not get such an opportunity in the future, take it when you get it. This would do a world of good to your career. Take it and move ahead”

And the best part is, I don’t have a lifetime to make a choice (I wish I had). I have to decide in another 2 days and let my decision known.

Now comes the best part. Yes there is something good in this confusion as well. As they say “some people like to thrive on chaos”. I am thriving on it right now. Chaos is what is going on in my mind and I am enjoying the confusion too. I am constantly in the process of evaluating my alternatives. Keeps my mind running all the time. I guess it needed that kind of running coz it’s rusted for sometime now.

But whatever is the final decision, I am ready to stick to it and not repent a bit about the same. And that’s what keeps me happy (not the restorent). And I am ready to suffer the consequence (good or bad) that goes along with it. And that’s a relief to me… A HUGE RELIEF

adios…

40 comments:

APOO said...

Tomorrow, if the company you work at has prolems, a financial crunch, or simply think of outsourcing work to America (lol), they wouldnt care much about what you did, and such a great employee you were yadayada. I agree one shares a bond with their workplace, and one should, but you can only let it go that far.

Always keep your eyes open for better opportunities, largely in terms of what you are passionate about. Financial conditions apart, would you be happy with the switch in jobs? Look yaself in the mirror and if the answer is yes, go for it!

This needs a discussion at CT over daaru!

Ok, I need to get back to laundry...

this last line was to add more confusion!

paras said...

arun: i agree with what apoo said ... ur current employer will not even think 1s before outsourcing the work ..

Also remember bro ... m tellin u this thru my experience at mediaturf...
1.) Never be irreplaceable
2.) Never get emotionally attached with your work place
3.) Success is opportunity capitalized

But if u feel that working here n completing work will give u peace of mind .. en u know what u sud be doing? Suggest do not think over this time n again ... think bout this for 1 hour today .. decide, take action and en forget bout it ..

KJ said...

I wish you all the best whatever ur decision.....

as the cliche' goes "whatever happens, happens for Good"

All the best...

:-)

KJ

abhi said...

bhai we're with you and on the decision no matter what ..

just be clear on all niggly issues which usually tend to leave crap n crum behind

dont worry about factors which may not affect you now or anytime in the future. it has to happen and so it will

life's too large to be trivial

Lord of all Things said...
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Lord of all Things said...

*agrees with apoo*
if nuthing happens,open ur own chocolate shoppe if u can make some!(thatz wat ill do! u can join me:Di make great chocs..)

Lord of all Things said...

*tries to escape from the crowd crowding fer free samples*

SCRIBBLEZ TO WAKEUP said...

Each of us can be replaced and you got to get that straight into your head, As I said before you need not be a good eighty zamane ka hindi movie star n work on ethics n attach emotions as in today's world you have place yourself before everything else n if you are that irreplacable your current company should do something to make you feel that way instead of being dummies, if not a salary hike, it coild be a position hike too!

Demi Goddezz said...

Its ur decisions that shape ur future to an extent..No matter who says what it is U who have to live with it...Taking the New Job Or Not..

Now If i dont give the new job a chance u will never know what was in store for U ..Good Or Bad..But then again like Paro said dont be emotionally attached..

I hope whatever decision u take turns out to be in ur BEST..and we all will pray for u ..So good Luck and cheers ...

IdeaSmith said...

I'd say follow your heart. Aside from not having any fool-proof way to tackling confusing desicions, I find that the only solution is to shut up all the voices of logic, conscience and other people and just do whatever the hell one wants. At least you'll have fun doing whatever ur doing.

iyer education said...

apoo: my company is a traditional company, so there is no question of layoff or outsourcing... but then you were right about the mirror part... i saw into the mirror and pat came the answer... lose some weight before you take up any of the options ;)

paras: thanks dude... those three points are very very important... good to know that you can be consultable in a situation like this

kj: thanks a lot yaar

abhi: i always knew that... you would be always with me... muah...

LoAT: i have no confusion towards chocolate... i hate them and i will not open a shop... i like pan pasand though... you like to have one?

scribblez: okay i wont think about ethics and morals baba... i will make a rational choice... lets see

winny: thanks a million for the prayers and i will try my level best to not get emotionally attached to the work... but pls dont ask me and bird to detach ourselves from your poems... its mighty difficult

idea: i am doing just that... but my heart is as confused as i am and there is a twist in the tale on an hourly basis...

Bird said...

Iyer, coin nikaal, toss karte hai.

iyer education said...

dhammal idea hai bird... sholay ka sikka chalega kya?

paras said...

if u guys can manage to make a coin walk ... do let me know .. i wud like to capture that moment in abhi's video camera

Demi Goddezz said...

Iyer : Aaj Ka Sher Tere Naam...

Jab Dil Mein Ho Kashish..
Aur Dhadkan Mein Ho Armaan..
Apni Ehasaas Ko Pooch..
Milega Tumhe Jawab Har Lamha...


Paro:Once ur done capturing send it to me and dont make excuses .hehe

paras said...

winny: file transfer is really not possible on gtalk

Lord of all Things said...

:O :O u dun lik chocolate??*faints out of shock* wakes up* are u human???
iyero..??

Demi Goddezz said...

Paro:Yaar I was jokin...isliye tho kahan ki mail it to me..tu tho seriusly le liyabbh

Sundar said...

integral observance...

if u like, u cud check out http://seedsofenlightenment.blogspot.com/2005/11/conflicts.html

mebbe it can be of some help...all the best...

iyer education said...

winny: thanks for the sher... waise now since i have a sher with me, i will have to keep bird under protection... kha gaya toh?

paro: (your joke) radio pe chala us video ko!!!

sundar: thanks for the link... :)

iyer education said...

LoAT: welcome to the world of "choices" :P

paras said...

iyer: hehe ... thoda pics bhi promote karega radio pe

winny: i like emotional blackmailing

iyer education said...

paro: emotional blackmailing when used in the short form is popularly known as 'EMAILING'... and we all know how much you like it... and as far as pics is concerned... any visual to be displayed on radio is concerned, I AM ALWAYS WITH YOU ;)

paras said...

emotional mail* written on a black background ... extensive use of html code = emotional blackmailing

*eMail or snail mail nothing specific

Demi Goddezz said...

Iyer: Hhehe That was a Paro Joke..Weise my sher wont eat bird..its vegetarian and non-birdetarian ...hahhaha
I was supposed to be blackmailing u na?How could i forget hehhe///*rubs hands*/


Paro: I no black mail u...hmm u email me..hmm.. and pliss all videos hereby only published on radio after approval by me..hehhe;)
there are very sensitive people here who cannot take the weight uncontrollable laffing on the floor heheh

iyer education said...

winny: pls dont mention those here... i get scared... pliss stop to be scaring me...

paro: snail mail or gmail whatever it is... lets get it done...

susubala said...

I wish u all the best and go ahead with the decision....

KJ said...

so, have u reached a decison or no as yet?

Lord of all Things said...

been outta touch fer sometime .. but back >:D< only fer u iyero...

iyer education said...

susubala... thangew

kj... the decision is made but the post is yet to be made ;]

loat... jail se kab choote... hamne suna tha ki chocolate chori karne ke case mein andar ho gaye the... sach hai kya...

ganty said...

i thought i was listening to voices inside my head, but then i realised people call it schizophrenia( i agree with him)

Lord of all Things said...

kya karein... aapkey pyaar ko nibhaney humney aapka gunaah apney sar par ley liye that!!

iyer education said...

ganty... you have given me a name for this confusion... what did you say that was... s-c-h-i-z-o-p-h-r-e-n-i-a... it will take eons to remember the spelling and the word... so i guess confusion is better... but schizophrenia is good too...

LoAT... apne dukaan se chocolate lene ko chori nahi boltey... u stole it from my shop... ACCEPT IT...

Lord of all Things said...

iyeroo..chocolate ko chodo.. what abt my heart that uve stolen??:P

iyer education said...

LoAT: i am a kleptomaniac... i am a habitual thief... sometimes i dont even know that i am stealing... so i guess this is one of those cases... i am still trying to figure out the dates when i stole it... and it is not a PUNISHABLE OFFENCE :P

APOO said...

LOAT Said:
"iyeroo..chocolate ko chodo.. "

Iyer... dont! I dont think times have become so desperate that you need to do a chocolate... unless she is some chick... nick named chocolate.

iyer education said...

apoo: dont worry... chocolate ko nahi chodega... and i dont know if i know a chick with a nick named chocolate..

Bird said...

hmm...appoo kyu public forum pe aisa jokes maarta hai?

mere izzat ka to khayal kar.

iyer education said...

bird: ur right... and its much more important for you because you are THE LAST HOPE FOR HUMANITY... arent you?

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed a lot!
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