Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A NEW JOB IS LIKE A FASHION SHOW - A Story for Job Hoppers

A Story for Job Hoppers

The newly recruited Sub Lieutenant appeared quite flustered. 

Impressed by the sleek navy recruitment advertisements and jingoistic hype, he had quit a corporate job and joined the navy.

And now the truth had dawned on him that there was a big difference between hype and reality.

Life in the tough prosaic real-world navy was quite different from the romantic imagery portrayed in recruitment advertisements.

In order to put him in good humour, I told him this Mulla Nasrudin Story

FASHION SHOW - A Mulla Nasrudin Story

One day Nasrudin went to a prestigious fashion show.

When he returned, his friends asked him how he liked the fashion show.

“They cheat you,” Nasrudin complained, it is a total swindle.

“What are you saying? The fashion show is a swindle? They cheat you? How?” 

“They show you the women – and then they try to sell you the clothes.”

Do remember this story if you are thinking of job hopping.

Also before marrying, especially in arranged marriage, or even if you are thinking of converting a romantic dating relationship into prosaic marriage.

Remember - things may not be as they seem.

Have a good day.

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A creative person with a zest for life, Vikram Karve is a retired Naval Officer turned full time writer and blogger. Educated at IIT Delhi, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, The Lawrence School Lovedale and Bishops School Pune, Vikram has published two books: COCKTAIL a collection of fiction short stories about relationships (2011) and APPETITE FOR A STROLL a book of Foodie Adventures (2008) and is currently working on his novel and a book of vignettes and an anthology of short fiction. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories and creative non-fiction articles on a variety of topics including food, travel, philosophy, academics, technology, management, health, pet parenting, teaching stories and self help in magazines and published a large number of professional  and academic research papers in journals and edited in-house journals and magazines for many years, before the advent of blogging. Vikram has taught at a University as a Professor for 15 years and now teaches as a visiting faculty and devotes most of his time to creative writing and blogging. Vikram Karve lives in Pune India with his family and muse - his pet dog Sherry with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughts.

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1 comment:

Shilpi Dutta said...

Thts a harsh realityand job hoppers realize that some day :-) appreciate ur thoughts, I can use this as an example for others to follow.