Corporate Blasting

Blaming, scolding, blasting are beyond expression in corporate world.  You would be shamed like anything in front of others in corporate punishments.

Failures are treated like anything in corporate companies.  Sky scrapping salary is not without shame.

In order to survive in corporate companies one must learn to withstand heavy blasting, shame in addition to working hard.

 You can not always bring the result expected from you.  Corporate management put high demand from you.  Sometime you will succeed and other times things will not favourable to you.  When things go wrong, you will be asked tough questions, which you do not have answer.  Your superior will blast you and throw insulting words at you.

If you do not have the maturity to take things easily, You will not survive in corporate.  Take it easy, less reactiveness are best attitude to cross over corporate blasting.

Family man with commitments, housing loan, personal loan, EMIs would have no option other than accept and undergo corporate treatments.  Family man with commitments and without bank balance would not quit the job because he is insulted, scolded, blasted.  He will weep silently and ignore the insults and continue the job for the sake of his family.

In order to be part of corporate world, get used to receive blast, insult.

Commitment at Work

My employee does not show commitment in his work. I assigned him in a key project. This is a very important project to be finished at the earliest. In the mean time he took leave without waiting for my permission. He just passed an intimation that he is taking leave.

He already got 15 days of leave, which begins from next week. He promised me that he will not take any more leave, once he got the approval for 15 days leave for his marriage. I argued with my management to get his 15 days leave.

Now he took leave again, he failed is words. He seemed to be not caring about the project he is doing. He seemed to be care free as let the project finish automatically instead he has to finish it. By and large, he is not committed.

There is no commitment from him towards the work he is doing. I felt disappointed. I got angry.

Here is my analysis for the situation:

The role your employee is not Bill Collector or District Magistrate or Police officer or Military General or President of United States or Prime Minister of India to have such a very high commitments.

Your employee is an amateur programmer. He is getting a survival salary per month as salary. You can not give guarantee for his job. Of course, you do not have job guarantee.

You can not expect commitment from your employee unless he is interested in his work.

Your employee can show commitment in two cases:
1) He is interested in his work.
2) He is very badly depending upon the salary and job for his social positioning.

You can not force your employee to be a dependent on his salary. It is related to his financial and social conditions. This is out of your control.

You can only make him interested in his work, by creating interest in his works.

If he does not show commitment, do not get angry. Do not take it personal or have negative feelings.

If your employee is not showing commitment, that is not your fault. It is his fault as he has chosen a career, where he can not show interest.

The simple logic about commitment is, Commitment can be shown, it can not be demanded.

Expecting commitment is stupid. Let it be shown.

Work without Stress

Today’s biggest problem to developing and developed countries is Stress to their working force. Nobody cares about it. Because Stress is a slow process. It can slowly spoil the your relationship with others.

People fight because of the stress but without aware of it.

Hidden reason for many divorce is relationship stress.

Many job jumping is because of stress. Once the stress is increased in the current job by whatever reason, people change the company. Soon in the new company, the same is repeated.

The causes of stress may be anything, but stress spoils the quality of life. We will loose our sense of well being.

High expectation, committing more than what you can deliver, fear of loosing the job, under paid job, working for long hours, working without taking rest in proper intervals, and immediate boss harassment are all related to job stress. People work happily in one company and jump to another company for higher pay then trap into the stress. Because higher pay demands higher productivity.

We should aware of stress limit. Like body weight increases stress increases without our knowledge. We feel it later on ,when it becomes the issue.

We can work out everyday to avoid increasing body mass, in the same manner we can practice certain relaxation work out in our daily life. So stress level will be in control. Yoga, meditation, music, sports, walking, aquarium are better anti-stress practices. One should aware which best suits him/her for stress relaxation. Practice it everyday.

Use your leaves offered in office. Take leave in proper interval. Go to vacation. Never do over-work continuously. Never work with tension. If tension mounted then stop working. Never fear of loosing job.

Do not think the current employment is the end of job market. There is no job security in the world. World is the biggest market with vast variety. You can sell yourself at the price you expect easily. World is big.

Never work under stressful environment. This life is one time, live peacefully and happily.

If there is any immediate boss harassment in your working place, disappear from the place without even intimation. We are not here to fight with such superiors.

Long working hours will not kill you, but kill your quality of life. Beware of Long workings.

Better way to beat ‘Fear of Losing Job’ is save three months of your pay check in your bank. Whatever happens you can get another job within three months. Your savings can meat out your life needs. Do not be in a situation as if your pay check stopped, depend on others or borrow money for your expense. Save some amount to balance job hunting time.

Your loyalty to company, efficiency, expertise level , say many ‘yes’ to boss and nothing is going to protect expect your bank balance. Your ability to work consistently is the key factor of your survival and success not your loyalty to boss. There is no royalty for loyalty.

Your mental and physical fitness and skill set are the most important things to earn than anything. Preserve it. Protect it from Stress.

Job Profile you never Quit

Many people desire to quit their job, want to escape from pay check/rat race. They desire for a residual income. They try to build a network in MLM. Some try to start a blog, a social networking site and etc. Some want to start their own business. By these activities they believe, they can attain financial freedom and security.

People believe job is not secure. You can list your own negative reasons for going to job.

But these are due to false belief and unnecessary fears over job.

I will tell you a job profile, you will never quit.

In your current job, you do not need to report in the morning by 9am or 10am. Of course, which is a the official time to report. But, you can decide your reporting time as per your work. You can reach 30 or 45 minutes late, no issues. At the same time if there is a need to report early, you will report.

This ‘flexible reporting’ will not affect your salary as long as you are doing your job well. An average six to eight hours you need to work per day.

There is no work pressure. Whenever a task is assigned to you, it is you have to confirm how much time and resource you need. You will not be pressured for less than what you assess.

If some of the tasks are beyond your skill or ability, you are free to convey as it is beyond your talent. The task will be re-assign to somebody else who can do the job. You will not be blamed or put down because of your inability. Both your strength and weakness are accepted.

Company will not pressure you to upgrade/improve your ability. It is you have to improve yourself. If you improve and upgrade yourself, company will appreciate in all the aspects. Otherwise, company will accept you as you are.

Salary will be paid promptly and more than enough. Every year there will be a hike depending upon your performance.

Company’s economy is very sound. Company has good business. Salary is consistent and definite.

No office politics stress. Opportunity is equal to everybody. Management maintains a ‘Win Win’ policy rather than ‘Win Lost’. At the same time, it will not interfere in relationship among staff. If you want to start a group/politics, you can but you can not put down anybody. If you do not want to participate in office politics, you will be protected against other political groups.

Nobody is allowed to put down others. Your team will be changed or different work will be given to you if you do not feel comfortable when working with somebody.

No firing. Company will not fire you at any cost. Firing is a negative management policy. So, no firing. Legal cases are exceptions.

Whenever you have problem, you can discuss with your management freely.

Yearly twice or thrice, you can have short time vocations.

You feel so comfortable in your office than your home. No fear, no tension.

If you are offered such a job profile or your current job will be changed like that, do you give up your job? Do you think of starting MLM or blog or any other residual income source?

You will find your job is better than your dream business. You focus only in your job not any other things. You will not update your resume. You will not appear for interview. You will continue in the company as long as possible.

Well, do you thing the job profile which I explain now is a joke or illusion or dream.

You are absolutely wrong. This type of job profile is available in your current company. Even your job can attain such a profile by a slight change in your attitude. You need to get rid of your imaginative fear over job. You have to get rid off over-expectation from your job.

At the same time, you should be ready to give up your job if things are not favoring or ‘Job Profile’ is bad.

Every company I worked I find one or more employees enjoying this job profile. In your company too you can find somebody enjoying this profile. They may be friend or relative or ‘piggy pather’ or extremely skillful or showing their back to their boss. Any how, they manage to get a comfort and enjoying their job.

Love the job or hate the job, both are in your control. Whichever you want you can choose. Some company – same job, for somebody it is a heaven and for somebody it is a hell. Something difference in the individual perception, but not with the company.

If you hate your job, please quit. If you love your job, please continue. Never mind anything. Sooner or later you will land up at the ‘Job Profile’ if you have courage to follow your instinct.

8hrs job without stress

Are we living to work or working to live, I feel working to live, I am going to the job, to live, to meet my expenses. I am not ready to dedicate my full day for working , then where I am living.

I do not consider working is living. Working/earning is part of living. We are spending almost 10-14hrs including travelling time of a day in working, then sleeping for some hours, spend little time with yourself, friends, family, habby and anything. Is it what we are destined to?.

In the nature, no living being is working after sunset. Birds go to their nest before sunset. Nature’s instruction is stop working after sunset. Farmers normally donot work after sunset. They live happily and healthily. Nature has tuned our body to work in such way only. Ancient man never work after sunset. Even Hindu Prunas war is conducted during day light only.

The stress of Long working hours leads to Low Productivity in both official and social life, irregular sleeping pattern, stress , de-coubling the relationship, and etc.

I accept there may be some emergency where exceptions are there. But exception should be rare not regular.

Long working hour stress is familiar with Sofware Industry but now it is extending to all industry from banking to everything.

Let us analysis what we are loosing and gaining by working more hours
(10-16 hrs a day).
There is no use of having money, when you donot have time to spend it.

Say No to Manage Job Stress

Today, I spoke with my friend, who is working in a BPO as call center executive. I was afraid to speak to him, since he will start complaining his tough life style and fearful job culture. Because I was too in such situation few years back. Many times he says of giving up the job.

Tension stimulates tension. Fear stimulates fear. Stress stimulates stress. Confidence stimulates confidence. Comfort stimulates comfort. Mood stimulates mood.

So I tried to avoid him. But anyway he is my friend. I spoke to him over phone. He meets his physician (doctor) regarding his health. His doctor advised him a complete medical checkup. Strictly advised to change to a peaceful job. So he will be presenting his resignation paper soon.

It is not all the BPO people who are getting stress. If job is the reason for stress, then everybody who is working in the field must suffer. Not all the people who work in call centers or software companies get stress related problems. Some people get stress, some people enjoy the job. If it is a poison, it should kill everybody, but whether it is a poison or honey varies from individual to individual.

Even in some cases those who are stressed out now in their job, have achieved great challenges in the past.

From my personal experience and observation, I notice two types of stress. Physical stress and mental stress. When you are driven to work more than what your body can deliver then physical/body stress begins. Rest is the only medicine for this type of stress. When you do something but you do not like to do it. You are not able to say no. You do something with fear and tension. In these situation mental stress begins. If you are alone and having angry/hate feelings with your immediate boss or with somebody else then you will have severe stress. Develop an ability to say No when you like to say no and eradicating fear and tension are the only medicine to get rid off mental stress. Once stress removed its problems will be automatically disappear.

When I develop an attitude of Surrendering to God, I find my fear and tension get reduced, so that my stress too reduced. Once I stop fearing and getting tense, I am able to say No, when I like to say No. I feel I am getting back to my teen age. I never worried even loosing the job to say No.

Fear and tension sucks your energy like anything. If hate, angry, and physical excessive work joined together fear and tension, then they all make you empty.

If you give up your job, then again you will fear about your future. If you feel JOB is your self-identity then you cannot give up the job. You catch the tail of tiger.

It is not all the people who get stressed out. It is who have fear and tension in the current job and not able to say No are victim of stress.

Those who are able to say No and do not have fear and tension enjoy both job and personal life.

Surrender to God or having tremendous self-confidence is best way to eradicate fear and tension in life.

Kill your fears. Say No when you like to say No. I assure you will not have stress in doing any kind of job.