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Friday, June 24, 2011

Algorithm to earn handsomely in IT


If you ask someone who is not associated with IT industry, their opinion about the IT professionals (9 out of 10 times) will be is that they get paid handsomely. But as we all know grass is always greener on the other side, the real truth is only known to guy like me who works in this industry. IT industry corrupts young, intelligent students and turns them into hardened, cold-blooded money making machines; although I am waiting for the day I'll become one (who doesn't want money? :D).

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But nothing happens in a flash, it takes time. The journey from a fresher to money making machine is a 5 step process and an individual never wants to go to fifth stage until he reaches there. Following is the Algorithm, the work-plan, the master-plan:

Denial: When an individual just out of college joins his dream organization, he denies everything bad said to him about IT Industry. He won’t hear anything against his organization, turns deaf to any words of caution from his seniors. Even if he sees some one known to him suffering in this industry he will not accept and will see the known one as the cause of all that.
“Nothing bad can happen to me.”;
“I am the brightest brain in my college that’s why I have been picked.”

Anger: Once in the second stage, the individual recognizes that denial cannot continue anymore. He is now angry with himself, with his college, with everyone who said anything remotely good about the organization he joined.
“Why me? It's not fair!”;
“How can this happen to me?”;
 “Who is to blame?”

Bargaining: The third stage involves the hope that the individual can somehow go out of this industry; he tries everything, Higher education entrance exams, Public sector exams, interviews in other organizations. He tries to change himself, tries to study which he hasn’t done since the day he got placed in his dream organization.
“I will do anything to leave this industry.”;
“I don’t want money, I want satisfaction doing my work.”

Depression: During the fourth stage, the individual begins to understand the fact that he is now stuck in this organization for life. Because of this he tries to work hard so as to achieve something from the job in hand but due to the fact that its too late now he fails to achieve the wanted results. This process allows the individual to get disconnected from his dear ones
“I am so bad at getting things completed, why bother with anything.”;
“I will not get the desired appraisal no matter how hard I work.”

Acceptance: In this last stage, the individual begins to come to terms with his situation, he is now much stronger and ready to face anything, he is now like one of those whom he hated when he entered this organization. He becomes the true IT guy, disconnected from his loved ones and ready to pounce on any opportunity which he sees. He is no more human, he becomes a machine ready to do anything which his supervisor wants him to do.
“I can't fight them, I may as well become like them.”

I don't know at which stage I am right now but I really don't want to be at 5th stage ever but isn't that something we already know ;)



PS: This post of mine is inspired by The five stages of dying

7 comments:

Sudeshna Das said...

Witty! Though I am still a student of CSE, I can sort of identify my seniors with this. :)

Skywalker said...

Hey Sudeshna: welcome to my blog and thanks for the appreciating :)

Vivacious said...

Kya baat hai...:) sab kuch he sach likh daala...What a clear picture..Feel so connected..:)

Sairam said...

Nobody wants to go to 5th stage. 5th stage comes to them :)

Skywalker said...

@Vivacious: pretty well describes our condition nowadays :)...so you also don't want to be at 5th stage ;)

@Sairam: correct...welcome to my blog

Varuna Raina said...

fadoo....
loved it!!!!

Shalini Gupta said...

oh my goddddddddddddddd itna sach mat likh warna sab entrepreneur banane ki race mein lag jayenge aur uska such toh isse bhi difficult hai digest karna