The Journey so Far… How Life is Changing at JDM- February 16, 2020 - Views: 1145
This is my story!
I was well off in my bed, having a good sleep. Had just left my job and life couldn’t have been better. Or so I thought. For you to know me, you have to understand that there are a few things I can’t live without.
My passion to write.
My love for football, Chelsea to be exact. (Don’t judge okay, we all are just going through a rough phase here!)
And the most important of all, sleep
Don’t ask why I left my previous job. Just move along…I had an interview planned for the afternoon and was very excited about it. Wore my best clothes, looked as formal as I could and reached the place. Like a good boy, I arrived early so had to wait for a bit.
So tell me what does anybody do when they are waiting to be called for an interview?
I personally counted the fish in the aquarium. Firstly, fishes are cute. Secondly, they were hiding behind those little houses and sunken ships. Thirdly, aquariums are always distracting.
Hello Anshu, welcome to my life.
She is the Operational Head of the company and was my interviewer. I remember the interview distinctly not because it happened just a couple of months back but you could say that I have a good memory. Her personality if I explain it to you is ‘Chill.’ Pretty much how I live my life.
For all that I know, I was selected, wonder what she was thinking (probably good things) and I accepted the offer.
Like any other Indian, I was imagining that someone will be there on the door holding a ‘Pooja Thali’ to welcome me. Was it like that? I ll just say, “Not exactly.”
The first days are always awkward. Introductions! Right?
And those can quickly get embarrassing.
You get to know a lot about a company from how they treat a newbie. I sat in my cubicle or you could say my workstation, shook hands with my team and tried to understand the work. That is when I learned that here teamwork will be key.
I sat so masterly with Anshu, the enigma of the office, pardon me for making points with my boss, but honestly, she may have a cluttered desk but she organizes her work as good as anyone. Have a chat with her for 5 minutes and you’ll know what I am talking about.
You have to know this, I had no background in marketing. I remember telling me in the interview that I might not have the technical knowledge but she liked my unconventional approach towards things. So, the first day all I did was understand the work that the company does. I went through the web pages, the work structure and was excited to get some words out the next day.
I got late. Damn!
It was the second day only. But, they let me off. I am not that social and get very awkward around people. But the content team was very welcoming.
Who likes a guy constantly poking and asking obvious questions? Shikha does. Shikha Bhatt is one of the most experienced members of the team and a great person by heart. If you need her she is there. That is when I realized that they want me to ask questions because they don’t want me to memorize but understand and learn.
In just a couple of days, I knew the place was fit for me. In contrast to my last job, this place had a work culture that is driven by creativity and ideas. The CEO sits with us. Obviously he has his own big desk, but he is right there. I always used to imagine a grumpy boss, it took me a week to get my head around the fact that our CEO was as ‘chill’ as our Operational Head.
Made points with the super boss. Beat that!
In just two months, I have learned more than I did in my last 2 years. No, I am not just saying that, it is true. I have written content for almost every field. We work on more than 100 websites ranging from telemedicine to home appliances.
And it is not just about writing. With interactive sessions between teams, we get to learn about everything like SEO, graphic designing, social media marketing, etc. I for example am handling a social network for a client with Vaishali, an SEO team member.
This is what the company brings to the table. It is not just about the remunerations that I take home with me but the learning and experience as well. So, if you ask me do I get satisfied after a day’s work here, I would say, yes. My sleep surely got better and you know how much I like sleeping.
So, these two months may just be 0.72% of my life (yes, I really did calculate) but the things I have learned here have a much higher percentage. Imagine my growth, one year from today. If you are imagining, then imagine me at least 6 ft tall, handsome looks, tanned and charming.
There you go. You caught me. This is exactly who I am. No, not delusional! Just that I have a happy young soul eager to learn.
Okay, Ciao for now!
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