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The Other Side Of The Flashy I.T. Industry: Confessions Of A Disgruntled Employee

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By Vishakha Dahiya:

With emergence of the latest I.T. “trend” in our country, many brilliant minds have fallen prey to it. I am not saying that employment in I.T. Sector is negative in anyway. Youth is more influenced by what they see on television or probably because of how “classy” the whole idea of I.T. sector is. The reality bites after a college graduate finally steps into one of the most sought after professions — Software Industry.


I too had big dreams of my career. In the last semester of college when I got placed with one of the biggest IT giants of India, my happiness knew no bounds. I had a passion for programming, hence this was like a dream-come-true for me. I had huge hopes on myself and I started my journey with loads of hope and bucketful of “dreams”.

What we dream of a “white collar” job is far from how it actually is. The cubicles are mini workstations where the employees spend most part of their day. You need a cup of coffee every few hours to keep your brain running. The worst part is that you will feel like seamlessly running into the rat race which you had never dreamed of. You cant ignore it because that’s what company demands. In the race of achieving a good skill set, we often get away from the real “skills” of happiness. No matter how harsh it might sound, we can’t deny this ugly truth. Our contribution seem like a pebble thrown into the ocean.

I hope the software companies be a little more diligent in how they handle their employees and learn that people work best when they are happy. A company’s biggest asset is its employees.

Ending the article with a lighter note;
The best way to describe an I.T. professional: “Stressed,depressed but well dressed

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  1. Ganesh

    Oh please stop the whining! Have you ever worked on a factory shop-floor with where the stench of sweat permeates the air, where every worker around you comes from a village and hasn’t even passed 10th std? Forget a cubicle, even an AC is a dream, at even the best manufacturing firms. Have you been woken up at 2 in the morning because the plant might overheat, leading to an imminent shut-down or worse, an explosion ? I think you “disgruntled” IT brats need to work in the manufacturing sector for a few days to realize what “stress” is.

  2. Nitin

    @Ganesh i think u r missing the whole point here buddy.The author is saying that the IT industry isn’t what everyone thinks it is.Everyone knows what manufacturing sector is like but for IT sector there are a lot of misconceptions in the minds of ppl. Just don’t assume life’s easy for IT ppl. 🙂

    1. Ganesh

      I know dude, it’s just that I’m pissed off with my job 😛

  3. lokendra singh

    vishu dee, you’re a beautiful writer too….:)

  4. raginee

    vishakha …good one..u have put the reality of any company…..

  5. harsh gupta

    Isnt this the state today of most employee in every company in any industry?

  6. Pooja

    Well said and well covered loved it

  7. Nachiz Anand

    That’s the final verdictwhich actually is what making me think that was this the reason I chose to see my career in a so called IT Industry…just to increase the power of my glasses and reduce the number of hair in an alarming rate !
    IT based firms are doing what few years back the call center society did to India….feeding a hell lot buck of programmed individuals with not a piece of their own thinking!
    Btw…well written boss !

  8. Nachiz Anand

    a hell lot number*

  9. Radhika Agarwal

    @nachiz anand – i agreeeeeee completely wd d fact that the power of glasses increases …..may be dats y i am able to see SATIFACTION frm my wrk at my manager’s face 😉

  10. Radhika Agarwal

    *not able to see :p

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