Saturday, July 18, 2015

Humor in Uniform - “FAUJI” LOGIC - How to Appear for Job Interviews

“FAUJI” LOGIC  How to Appear for Job Interviews
A Spoof
By
VIKRAM KARVE

“Fauji” military officer quit the “Fauj” after 10 years service and decided to try his luck in the “Civvy Street”.

He was 30 years old.

The “Fauji” job seeker applied for a vacancy in the industry.

He was duly called for an interview.

The employer asked him: “How many years work experience do you have?”

“20 years,” the “Fauji” job-seeker answered.

Observing his relatively young age  and quite surprised and curious  the employer asked him: “Tell me  young man  how old are you?”

“I am 30 years old”, the young “Fauji” job-seeker answered.

“When did you start working?”

“I joined the Army in July 2005,” the “Fauji” job-seeker answered.

“You joined the Army in July 2005 and now it is July 2015  that means you have only 10 years service.”

“Yes,” the “Fauji” job-seeker said nonchalantly.

Getting exasperated with this answer  the infuriated employer shouted: “What nonsense is this? With only 10 years service  how can you have 20 years experience?

The “Fauji” job-seeker answered coolly: “In the Army  we work twice the amount as compared to you civilians – in the civilian world you work 8 hours a day – but in the “Fauj” we worked 16 hours a day – or even more – and – sometimes – on Sundays and Holidays too – we are always on duty – so in my 10 years service – I have certainly gained 20 years experience – probably even more... 

The employer  who had no sense of humour  could not understand this “Fauji” logic  and was not impressed by the answer. 

And so  the “Fauji” job-seeker did not get the job.

Wondering why he did not get the job despite his brilliant answer  the “Fauji” job seeker spent the next one year reflecting in deep introspection and contemplation  trying to seek the reason why he did not get the job.

Suddenly  one day  the “Fauji” job-seeker was enlightened. 

So – he immediately applied for a job at the same place again – and was called for an interview.

The employer  on recognizing the “Fauji” job-seeker  asked him: “So young man  how many years experience do you have now?”

“One year,” the “Fauji” job-seeker said – without batting an eyelid.

“One year?  Are you crazy or something?” the dumbfounded employer asked, “Last year you said that you had 20 years experience  and now you say that you have only one year experience.”

The “Fauji” job-seeker gave the employer an astute look  and said cannily:

“Actually – in the Army – they make you do the same thing – so  I realized that I had learnt my job in one year  and  after that  I was doing the same thing for the next 10 years. That works out to be one year of experience  ten times  isn’t it?”

He got the job.

VIKRAM KARVE
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This spoof is an improvised version of my story was written by me Vikram Karve around 30 years ago in the 1980s and posted online by me earlier in my Academic and Creative Writing Journal Blog at url: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2010/11/work-experience.html
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