Sunday, June 14, 2009

Mam! we have this unique package to offer you..... Sorry not interested

Today, is the day, I guess i won’t ever forget in my life. As a part of a business exercise, we were supposed to go to Koregaon Park and find a job for ourselves with a minimum emolument of 150 bucks. We were formed into a team of two. Me and my group member, Anitha formed a group. We had a restriction that we had to commute only by taking lift-rides.
So, the day began. We just went out and realized there are 30 odd groups searching for a lift in a car. How the hell would we be able to get the lift man!! Suddenly i realized that we can go separately on bikes. Luckily we had a scooty halting at our side and i asked Anitha to go as further as she can. Within a second i got a lift too but that was for an intermediary stop. I was looking for a second lift when this cool dude came on his bajaj avenger. Long hair, stubble and loose jeans. I rode pillion. We were chatting about this and that suddenly he raised his speed and was driving at 100-110 ferociously. I closed my eyes. I said “Either i am reaching Koregaon park today or I am gonna be in a park where God must be going for a jog”. Finally i reached KP as God was too busy to go for a jog ;). And soon came Anitha.
The day being Sunday, the KP was closed completely. Now this is gonna be one hell of a task. I felt. So, now our day started and we went to each and every damn shop/organisations/kirana shops/ beauty clinics/ medical shops/ real estates/ broking services/ call centres and etc. We were getting continuous rejection but our enthusiasm didn’t die. Here i would list all the places where we went to ask for a job.
Kaya Skin Clinc
Facetoface dental clinic
Pizza hut.
Keune hair salon
Astha Realtors
Shelters property consultants
Chand placement consultants.
Ryan interiors.
Club Mahindra holidays
And finally the destination ...our employer ‘The Nun’. Prior to our getting a job, every where we looked out for, I had the same dialogue every time. “Good morning sir! We are students, We are looking for a job for a day . We can offer promotional services for your organisation, or a survey to be done, or any in house jobs or any other job if you have”. Every other guy said i don’t have the authority or you will have to speak to our manager who was no where to be found.
Chand placement service had an interesting case to offer. The sir at the organisation stated he had no jobs to offer and started cribbing about how there is a scarcity of jobs in the market. He was busy in bulshitting the IT sector for being the cause. And we were already running out of time. Politely i said, ‘Thanks sir for giving us your precious time’. Though it was the other way round ;).
Finally we landed at the NUN clothes shop and we were employed. They had a unique offer which they explained to us. And our job was to get the forms filled up for them defining how good the offer was. I formed a dialogue again”Mam! Can i have a minute of yours. We are from NUNs and we are offering this offer where in .....this and thai...this and that ...”. We heard numerous rejections.
The multiplex authority got annoyed with us and we were not supposed to provide any services inside the building. We moved outside and were just running from adlabs to the bridge near by to the road ahead of kalyani veg looking for females who could help us in achieving our targets.
Finally we were able to make around 40 members for the NUNs with me just on a breakfast and Anitha just on a glass of water(Kudos for that!! )
I really appreciated the way Anitha performed, riding pillion doning a saree, taking a lift independently in a car. Kudos to her.
Finally we came back and my legs are paining like hell. AND we have an assignment to complete.
I am loving this.

PS: Above is the pic of our workplace for a day. The Nuns
from Left to right: Rekha(staff), Nilofer(Nun staff), Anitha, Me


Mulling Over My Thoughts said...

hey sounds like you're having awesome fun!

Gaurav Mutreja said...
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Gaurav Mutreja said...

awesome dude! but i could not recognize u at first , mujhe laga koi uncle hai.....but yup its good that u r enjoying...keep enjoying......

Swapnil Patil said...

"God was too busy to go for a jog ;)" liked the sense of humor......

Anita said...

Thanks anirudh for that praise . It was a field day . Something that us a lot . As future managers its very important for us to know the ground reality .

A nice blog and U have put it in nice words !!!

Anirudh Tiwari said...

praise was very honest because i was impressed by ur initiative.. i acted more like a lazy duck in the later part of the exercise while u were enthusiastic thruout the exercise.