Saturday, July 16, 2011

From Vada to Vada

The persons sitting before computers were doing something with the keyboards and mouse.
Some were scratching their heads with code.
Some were playing games against the rules of company.
Some were seeing the stock points if they can become Ambani in a day.
Some were simply seeing this all around sitting infront of computer. Ahamad, Ajeesh, Rajiv, Raman and Srinath joined the company recently as freshers from college and they each belong to some of the category.
Well it was 5:30 on a Thursday. Srinath asked everyone above to go for Vada in company's chatbox. Rajiv used to come only in some interval as he was made busy . Ahamad is a great guy. He has certain pinciples. So he got a nickname, "Princi". One of his principles says, "Don't go out during office hours." (Even the company's MD comes out for tea and vada.) So his answer everyday was NO!!!!. The remaining two Ajeesh and Raman used to wait for this moment everyday and promptly replied YA.
5:45 PM - Office entrance. The three guys before swipe sensor. The security will see these people like a theft and most probably if there was no rush he will check anyone of these with bomb sensor. On the way to vada shop, a Tamil word (unparliamentry) will be taught to Srinath whose mother tongue is Marathi. He is a fast learner and picked up it easily and used to pronounce it better and funnier way than its frequent Tamil users. These things were taught to him by none other than Raman.
5:55 PM- Vada shop. 80% of the company's employees will be around this street so that they can come out of their logics, games and stocks for atleast 20 minutes(Not in the case of Srinath& co who take 45 to 60 minutes). This one plate vada is a regular intake for most from the company (strictly not PRINCI). One plate four vadas Rs.3 each. Wow... Did these people like Vada or this break? One group will contain company's MD with very needed persons of the company. One group contains team leads. Some groups are gangs like these three.
6:10 PM- Near vada shop. Some times men will get irritated on seeing a girl irrespective of a reason. The universal reason may be the hyper-reactiveness. "Who is My...? Myself Mythili " kind of thing. Those kind of girls were roaming around. Talking about them and Srinath memorizing omm**** o** they marched back to the same old company where persons were good friends of machines.
6:30 PM- Company again. Ajeesh's team lead is a good guy, he will give not more than excel work to him.(Only in this aspect and no one around liked him.) Srinath has mingled well with the team and he is a tester. So he worked with ease. Raman's team didn't, doesn't and will not have excel works and so he was asked to write a program for practice. He was not given any work before and he was trying to code. His head is technically strong in the floor.
Rajiv and Ahamad had something to work in logo correction even a 8th std student can do. So Ahamad was very much dissatisfied.
7:00 PM- Ahamad was still working with the logo correction. Ajeesh having yawning time hearing his team lead conversation with US Clients. (He was asked to hear the conversations with the clients so as to understand the business). The worst thing is it's the torturing work for Ajeesh as his team lead is like Perarasu's movie and anyone sitting near him will start to give unseen face reactions. Raman was in MIOSK (a place for personal browsing) away from workplace only from where behindwoods.com is accessed. Rajiv is busy teaching something to opposite gender.
7:30 PM- Ahamad still doing the logo correction. Ajeesh now back to normal life. He was seeing cricinfo.com for the scores of Ind vs WI, goal.com, wimbledon.com and an excel sheet. The greatest plus of the company is chat provided. These 5 people will chat to anyone of them in atleast every 10 minutes unless they are really busy. Raman was busy now. The program was not giving exact output. He started to scratch his head. The person who helped him left the company yesterday. He was thinking what to do. Srinath is the coolest man. He would be reading some forward mails or e-papers or will be chatting with Ahamad or Ajeesh. Rajiv still helping the girl(s) to make her come out of bug. (Hey Rajiv!! Raman is not getting output.)
8:00 PM- It's time for Rajiv, Ahamad, Srinath and Ajeesh to leave. Raman used to leave by 9 as his timing was 12 to 9. But they extended continuing their work.
8:30 PM- One by one people magnetized with their computers, demagnetized and started to leave. The Srinath & co except Raman left the floor. Raman was seeing google and americanprogrammer.com for the reason of his program's bug. His team lead not used to interrupt any person in the team. What he needed is output at deadline. But he never said deadline. It showed 9:30 on the clock and he extended for half an hour already. The Facebook, sensongs and a Tamil movie downloaded came to his mind and he left home for the day.
The next day at office - 12.20 P.M. Telengana is a nice word for people here because they can get atleast 2 days a month bandh. And the day had a bandh. The special thing here is if it is a bandh, 2 tyres will burn in Osmania University. Buses(only government), offices(only government) will not activate. Raman enters the floor. Srinath & co and all others are continuing from where they left the last day. Many persons are on leave such that they can state bandh as a reason and can utilize one CL as no one will question them.
1 to 2- Lunch.
2 t0 5- Computers and persons. This is the case for persons in Princi & co as well. Everyone started to finish their work. Ramanan didn't get proper output as he compiled one program and executed other. Finally he found it and atlast he got the output. Ajeesh having good time with excel. Ahamad now got a work which dealt with code. Princi is somewhat happy now. Rajiv has found a time to sit with a guy this time(Princi). Sri is continuing his routine as usual.
5.15- From Srinath to Raman and others in chatbox- Ot** vada polama?.. All except principle(Rajiv decided to come this time) marched again to Vada shop and Friday's word for Srinath is Kan**** o****. Same vada, same people. One plate vada four pieces each for us and a passtime for people who are married to the computers at the company.