Thursday, September 19, 2013

Passion had the last laugh

You are fired”. Those were the last words which were still reverberating in the ears of Mr. Jatin Joshilay, while he was unpacking his things of the old office.

Always known as one of the best person to do the task at hand, Mr. Joshilay was a man of his words. Adjectives such as talented, intelligent, smart, punctual, workaholic, systematic were too less to describe him. He was so passionate about the work that he did and the assignments that he was allotted to, that sometimes the clients were taken aback by the agility of their completion. He was often asked by his superiors to slow down his pace and also have been reprimanded quite a few times as well.
        Unknowingly, in this world of cat & mouse, Mr. Joshilay was trying to be a quick rat, albeit a different one which slowly exploded in the form of him being given a final golden handshake. His colleague, Mr. Neel Neendwaale, who happens to join at the same time three years back was promoted to manage the European division of the sales network, with an additional hefty bonus. Known for his tardy responses and lackadaisical attitude, Mr. Neendwaale was often caught snoring at his workplace & finishing his work way past deadlines (sometimes upto 3 weeks late) for which his boss used to admire him and tell his inspiring anecdotes throughout the office to all the new joinees.

In the last one month, Mr. Joshilay had been rejected by 8 firms, out of which 4 were the top big IB firms which had only question for him. “What does Mr. Joshilay think of controlling his passion & swiftness and not try to be an insomniac?” And Mr. Joshilay couldn’t reply to that. Mr. Joshilay was still searching for an answer and in the process, he recollected those times, when Neel used to drop by at his cube asking him to take a break, to which he used to politely refuse.  One fine evening, while passing by, Neel gave him a piece of advice not to break his head at work and to have “Chalta hain” attitude like him which will carry him all the way to the top. To which Jatin simply laughed and ignored. Today he regretted. Alas!

But, the fact that troubled him the most was nobody gave him any proper explanation as to why he was asked to leave in the midst of all. His manager gave him only one reply while departing, “You are too passionate for your work! Try containing it.” Unfortunately, Passion had the last laugh.

Note: This article has been published under Faking News as well. You can follow it over here - http://my.fakingnews.firstpost.com/2013/09/18/passion-had-the-last-laugh/

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