Nerdysahai’s World

October 21, 2008

Got the BIGGER thing ! Cheers

Filed under: Life — Abhinav Sahai @ 12:12 pm
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I have been dying to write this and finally found time after exactly a week. My previous post was a result of a disappointment but it ended with a positive message “Something even bigger is waiting for me !” and thats exactly what has happened in my life.  Last tuesday I went to Srijan for an interview with much fright in my mind than for any other interview as I knew I could be torn apart in terms of technical knowledge. But also had the confidence of my strong profile.

Well I had sessions/interviews with 3 people and was then asked to leave with the message that I would be intimated in a few days time. Then suddenly I was asked to wait and then after a long wait they said “OK, when can you join us? ” I was so thrilled that without even realising anything I said TOMORROW. It was only later when I came back to my cousin’s place that I did not even have clothes to wear !!! Just had two pair of formals out of which 1 I was already wearing ! I was so excited that I left even without taking the offer letter. It was only when I was called back, could I collect the letter.

Srijan, a company working using the open source tools. I had always dreamt of joining such a company as I never wanted to go to the inferior proprietery world. People with no knowledge making pathetic pieces of softwares and undeservedly getting more money. Thats why I was never thought of joining iGate Global Solutions, the company that offered me a campus offer, me being the lone CS guy selected from my college and being one of the 54 selected from a whopping 1300 students.

Well, my happiness not ended with the Srijan offer letter, I was even more happy when I met the people here and saw the work culture. It’s not one of those where you need to carry your ID all the time, need to swipe them in order to get in and stay quiet when inside the office. It was like maggi tomato ketchup (boss, its different! ) No need of carrying Id’s, no coffee machine at the corner of a large hall, no sitting at your place for the entire day, no need to unnecessarily talk in english, no horrifying bosses or trainers, though I still fear Atul sir, the person who helped me out with the work the first dew days and no bakwas, in short masti@work. And the best part being flexible work timings, man made chai at your place and and and you could even workd from your home if you are not well or for some genuine reasons like that, provided you actually WORK. I was asked by Hari sir what do you mean by a good environment, now I understand what that is! I am really glad to be in between intellectuals and so talented people and at the same time such great collegues. See I said na, “Something even bigger is waiting for me !”



  1. hmmm………cheerzz !!! herez wishing ur ‘new job’ is a great exp for you.
    good luck n keep growing!

    Comment by just4u — October 22, 2008 @ 3:46 pm | Reply

  2. Man congrats once again for that, and that in electronic form.
    You are lucky enough bro, that you got the work that you want to do.
    Rock On the World of Open Source with your lively spirit………

    Comment by Gurpreet — October 23, 2008 @ 1:59 pm | Reply

  3. hey thanks for all those wishes
    i wish u were here, khair i know ur priorities…carry on

    Comment by nerdysahai — October 25, 2008 @ 5:20 pm | Reply

  4. Congrats sir………
    I found this post of yours and the last one very inspiring and motivating……..
    Sir can you please tell me what is the difference between conditions in the
    proprietary and open source based companies.

    Comment by AKASH VERMA — November 14, 2008 @ 11:46 pm | Reply

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