For those who go to office, they know what importance Being On Time holds. For the freshers it is one of the hardest phase of their life. Freshly brewed out of college it takes time for them to mould in the office cubicles.
College, one can say is the official time of your life where you can take anything and everything for granted. From one’s sleep routines to study routines. From mess’s messy food to the outside oily junk food. We have it all and our stomach gets accustomed after some time. You have the pocket-money from your parents too.(who BTW have no idea where the money is spent on) and you feel like the king of the world. Isn’t it?
Attendance is no big deal. There is two kind of categories in this. Either you are the one who never bunks class and gives proxy for your friends OR you’re the one who makes your friend give your proxy. The professor can never figure out who is who and might wonder if he is suffering from total identification loss. I personally did not bunk a lot but was always in for a mass bunk. The feeling of joy and conquer was unbeatable after a mass bunk was successfully implemented. Have you ever initiated a mass bunk and felt like a true leader? The feeling is worth the bunk. Isn’t it?
Semester exams have no relevance in your life unless you’re the first bencher. Which also means you’re the studious kind. Which also means you’re the teachers favorite student. Which also means that you’re the last one to ask doubts after the bell has rang. Which also means you get the maximum looks of hatred from your fellow mates for doing this. Basically you’re the worst example set for your fellow students who of course do not have the above traits. I was definitely not a first bencher but call it my fate I would find myself in the first seat just in front of the invigilator during exams. (Not by choice of course. Damn my cool name and my stupid Roll number). Have you been the victim of the same or were you a first bencher by default? I promise I will not judge you.
This brings me to the initial topic of this post. Just when life seems like a bed of roses, you get placed and BOOM you have to be a role model for other members with respect to punctuality(LOL) and Professionalism. For someone whose whole life has revolved around passing time and sleeping, now they have to choose between sleep and work. Of course they have to choose work. After all that is why they studied in the first place. Right? (Yeah sure)
In an attempt to fit in ,you become more responsible which is a good thing for sure but that doesn’t mean you have to kill the child inside you. Remember how much fun used to have before marrying your work? You looked much younger. Much happier.
I am sure if you play a little bit in your work your delivery won’t be impacted. (Unfortunately many work culture does not support it.) Thankfully mine does. In my free time I can play tennis, carrom , badminton and chess in the recreational room. Apart from that there is even a gym room which is often converted into a dance room. I do not belive in all Work but I do believe in all work and a bit of play.
Let me know how you manage your life with 9 to 6 work. How did you feel in your first job? Did you feel lost in all the serious faces. Also did you find it hard to maintain timings in your first job? I was one of those over enthusiastic maniacs. Maniacs because while no senior followed this rule I would be there in office by 9 AM . Now I am one of the senior and I am still a maniac. Sadly :X Trying hard to lead a normal life. It’s not like I follow all the rules. I do come late sometimes. But habits die-hard. Sigh!!!
PS: It is very important not to mix profesional and personal life. You don’t want to end up being a Jack after all. You don’t want to miss out on all the fun. I try and complete my work in office itself so I don’t need to carry it to my home. Of course issues can come any moment and the next thing you know, you’re working late or working from your home. But other than those situations, it’s really important to draw the line. That’s how you Live, Work, Chill, Sleep, Repeat.
For all the maniacs and future maniacs,
I Heart You All <3
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I never bunked school, I was a good girl! 😊 no seriously I was too scared of getting caught! Most of nu jobs have been shift work because I like the weekly changes, not being tied down to one routine. Apart from when I went into teaching then it was constant work, at school and at home!!! X
You were definitely a good girl. (Or is your son sitting next to you? :P) I believe you though 🙂
I don’t like the routine jobs too. Though I am tied to one of them. But looking forward to setting myself free as well.
Good luck with that! X
I took management as a degree and well… Let’s say the theoretical classes were not really that interesting. So, I would always missed those and only go to the pratical ones! 😛 I was not in first bench, but I did participate and so on xD Let’s say I was in the middle! Not really that slacking neither that studious xD Although I always went in a spiritual retirement in the exams period where I would only come out of my room to eat xD
Now, regarding work… Yeap… I’m not really that ponctual! I wanted to be, but I just can’t win the battle against my bed every morning ahah Regarding the part of having fun. Well, I’ve worked in three different companies and it really depends on the culture you have! In my first and last (and current) job I have time to go to the Internet, work in my blog for example and so on! However, in my second job I had too much work to do! Even working without stopping I had to do extra hours and even then I wasn’t able to finish it all! I hated it, of course! And I ended up quitting xD
However, I prefer to work the 8 hours straight completely focuesed (if I have to), get out at 6p.m. and still have time to have fun at home 😛 This against wasting work time having fun and then have to do extra hours to be able to do all the work! 😛 At the moment I think I’m in the best culture! I can arrive later than 9 and go out at 6 nevertheless. The important thing is to do my work! XD Since I can work really quick, normally I’m able to do everything and still work on the blog and have some fun xD
Even I am able to work on my blog while working. Some days can be really tiring though and I don’t have time even to get up from my seat. This is my first job so I don’t have much idea about other companies. But my friends do say that we have got quite a liberty(which I am utilizing fully I guess). I try not to think of work once I am free and now that I am blogging my mind gets redirected to blogging. I need to balance that too.
It’s good to know you have fun outside your work and that you’re not Jack after all 🙂
I did well in school. I didn’t really skip class until a few in my last year of high-school, and a bit in college. None of it was detrimental, though.Good ‘ol times. I remember these years very fondly.
Now I have less wiggle room. Since I am normally very punctual, I show up to work on time, as well. (When I have to. My work can sometimes be flexible.)
I’m totally a believer in the fact that humans simply cannot be productive 8h straight. I take breaks, but I know not everyone has that luxury. And I wish we had more options for things to do while on a break. I wish I had a bed I could nap in. Or a gym. I believe it would make me happier and therefore more productive.
Exactly. The work place just shouldn’t expect its employees to be productive 8hrs straight. That can only happen if the mind gets its rest. A bed would be perfect for that. If I ever have a company(again a wishful thinking) it will really be employee friendly 🙈 🙂
I must say, I was definitely a better worker, more a stickler to do more than what was expected, than I was as a student. I hated school 😂 but then I became a teacher, that was more fun
Wow.. You hated school and you became a teacher. So much for the hatred 😀
😂😂 I know! I now has teach others how to love learning..
I am sure you’re able to make them love the school 😀
We had fun
I hated school but LOVED work! I always had the early morning shift 6am-3pm and it was the BEST.
Yep, I’m one of those morning people that some hate🤣
Wow.. Kudos to you for being a morning person. I am definitely not a morning person. I don’t mind if I sleep early and complete my sleep by then. Otherwise I am just moody throughout the day . 🙂
I too was another who hated school, going off the comment above but always felt work was different, sometimes it meant more to love what you do
I hated school while I was in school. But now that I am working I really want to go back that phase and relive my school and college days. Sigh 🙂
I truly understand, I really do
So let’s not be a Jack ☺️
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