Monday, December 10, 2007

Chapter Two

My first two weeks at my new workplace have been pretty decent. In fact, they were better than I expected. My first day, my colleagues- now my friends- went out of their way to make me feel at ease. They came to me and introduced themselves, showed a keen interest in me and my background…the works. It’s a small office, since they’ve just completed a quarter here in India and we are only about 16-17 employees in all.

Then I was told that we had an office outing planned that weekend. Our boss was going back to the States and we needed to sort of give him a farewell. My colleagues had planned to take him to Akshardham temple and then for dinner at TGIF. They also had prepared a li’l skit for him on “teamwork”. Now since it was too late to give me a part, I played the narrator.

Akshardham was fun. Hadn’t been there before so I was completely floored by it’s beauty. The intricate carving on the pink stone and marble walls was simply magnificent. And the place was huge. It didn’t feel like anywhere near Delhi, or India for that matter, coz it was spotlessly clean! And it looked even more gorgeous by night. And by the expression on my boss’s face, I could make out he was feeling pretty much the same way!

Around 6:30 pm we started back for Connaught Place, to TGIF. We were all starving and couldn’t wait to dig in. There was a 20 minute wait outside the restaurant, so we literally barged in when our turn came. We were about 11 of us, and trust me we all, including the biggies, stuffed ourselves till we couldn’t eat another bite. Drinks freely flowed and everyone was in a jovial mood. I felt as part of the group, not at all as a 5-day old employee.

Let’s hope the rest of the journey is as enjoyable. Keeping my fingers crossed!

9 comments:

c e e d y said...

cool
if it starts on party note - job will be coooolllll

enjoy it and cross your fingers that its all play and some work so you dont become dull....

btw (my ignorance) is there a akshardham in delhi too? - i have seen one in ahmedabad but taht was almost 11 yrs back....

Ashu said...

Hey new job, wow. I too got one few weeks back (6 to be precise) and i hv overcome the jitters and butterflies in the stomach associated with the new workplace..

and having good colleagues helps in an attachment to the workplace and hence a better motivation!!!!!

all da best!!!!!!

Rahul Rad said...

good luck with the new job! Your colleagues seem to be fun :)

cherubic_chipmunk said...

Chapter two sounds swell!!n u seem 2 b completely replenished-way 2 go mademoiselle-life's all abt choices n i'm pretty sure u'll always choose wisely...gluck!!

KP said...

Being swaminarayan Akshardham is in our list...nxt time when we make trip to india...i heard it really nice...

when you have good colleague and great work enviornment...its great...njoy the work...

John F said...

I so wanted to visit it myself. Hope you are having a good time on your new job.

Why dont you visit my pages now? I am not that boring or am I?

annie said...

have a rocking stint at ur new workplace.

Mirage said...

@c e e d y: Of course there is! It's been quite a while now...

@Ashu: Thanks ashu, and same to u hun! :)

@Rahul: hey man nice to see u bak :) Thanks fr wishing me luck! Yep my colleagues are quite fun(ny)! ;)

@Arvind: I sure hope ur right dude!

@Kevin: Oh yea its nt to be missed! :)

@John: Oh come on, i missed 'one' post and i already made up fr that!

Mirage said...

@annie: thanks girl! r u back yet??