Friday, November 21, 2008


In these times when so many people are losing jobs or sitting in office idle, I'm really grateful for having a job I enjoy. I guess that's the advantage of being in a services industry to an extent.

That's besides the point. I think you're extremely fortunate if you wake up to a job that you enjoy and challenges you almost everyday. I happen to be one of those and I'm really deeply grateful to whatever it is out there that led me to where I am now.

Every now and then, I guess we make decisions in life which, at the time of making them, we're unsure of and come good. Glad to have made one of them.


haathi said...

my sentiments EXACTLY!
i was just telling someone this today.. that im glad im in a position where i can do what i want, be my own boss, decide what challenges i want to take, and enjoy every moment of it..
sometimes we make decisions without knowing if they'll work out, and yes sometimes they do..and things just fall into place.
when the outcome is positive and successful, its one of the best feelings ever!

Ajeya said...

haathi... seriously, such a pleasure. i'm not saying there aren't bad days, the bad days are really bad, but the good days are just super! there's a weird kind of equilibrium that gets established somehow. it's nice. i think that's among the many things i like working on my own.

Mee said...

Though it's a difficult phase for many all over the world, what with weak job growth, a slowing economy and troubled housing markets all point to signs of an economic slowturn. The good news for job seekers is that employers are still hiring and certain industries will survive (even thrive) during hard times.

One third of employers in India plan to add full-time, permanent employees in 2008 ( a mnth to go!) according to a monster survey. Most employers are cautious, but anticipate a slower, yet steady hiring environment.

While some industries, including retail, manufacturing, finance and technology, are vulnerable during recessions ( especially in the States) there are industries that seem "recession-resistant," based on different trends at the time of the slowdown.

In India for instance - Education, Energy, Envirionment, Healthcare, Security are solid sectors where hiring will continue at a steady pace. So its not all gloom and unhappiness, we are definitely well placed as a country far more solid and steady and insulated:)

Ajeya said...

Mee... thanks for the note. Was informative and encouraging :)