Thursday, July 30, 2009

Netthi Adi

Business school appears to be an exit from the vicious cycle of forced aspirations and software defect reports. But the pain of writing essays along with MBA applications -- the crap about being motivated to excel at excelling and work in teams -- is comparable only to reading feminist rants about menstrual cycles. Worse yet, one cannot honestly write, "I want to do an MBA because I have fucking had enough of null pointer exceptions, I like bullshitting and am a natural at that, and want to be paid obnoxiously high for it so that I can buy that lakefront villa and a BMW." And after two years and a $100K hole in the pocket, one would realize that he has traded a relatively secure coding job for a "move up or move out" style ultra-competitive McKinsey shit.

Although my ideal career aspiration is not 'a waiter in Mayavaram Bus Stand'. I really want to be (a) House Husband (b) My Hero (c) Panchayat Board President in Kalidakurucchi with a field, pump set and 4 chinna veedus (d) SBI Officer - in that order.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well said....kind of what I ponder everyday....should have could have would have stayed back and pick one of the 4 jobs u listed...order does not matter :-)

aside said...

4 chinna veedus - is a full time job man

vigneshjvn said...

"Netthi adi" indeed! But not everyone could live the life your hero does. Enjoying sigaamani's character is quite difficult. But yes, it shall be the dream of quite a few others.

Maddy said...

Career ambition was to be a Govt. college professor in small town S.Tamil Nadu. Home being walkable distance from college.only 2 classes per day. 3 months full time summer vaccation. Signing in anytime.
Walking home for lunch with/ sometimes a nice siesta.
Salary is so good these days...

Satman said...

You should watch this.... i remember u had blogged about something very much like this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuMZ73mT5zM

keep blogging...

Alan Smithee said...

One of Jeff Dunham's puppets is a Player In the Management Profession (PIMP). That is my favorite job.

Anonymous said...

matchi...I'm still not able to convince my wife how noble a profession being a househusband is and how good she has it being a housewife. She doesn't believe that being a househusband or not doing anything is every guy's dream. She is still under the illusion that guys really enjoy "climbing" the corporate ladder. Luckily, she wants to be a "VP" and I'm rooting for her so that I can retire and tell everyone that I'm the inspiration behind her perspiration.

Idling in Top Gear said...

Actually more so than dealing with a life full of null pointer exceptions, the biggest reason for a Tambram below the age of 27 to go to B-school and get that management job is that everyone else vying for the one somewhat decent looking Tambram girl who hasn't run away with a Saettu or Malayali and whose parents still managed to get her profile on tamilmatrimony.com has one. So, to keep his position in the matrimonial race for somewhat non-sappa/ non-pattikaadu figure whose parents obviously expect a "highly qualified (read Brand name degreed) and very successful (read $ 120+K salary)" maaplai, one has to write 5 schools X 4 essays/ school full of crap about how he's a results oriented achiever and a dedicated team player rolled into one and buy Bacardi bottles to ex-bosses for recommendation letters that try hard to severely understate their mediocrity. C'est la vie.

ms said...

small village, mango orchard, docile wife, full cow-shed, subservient "veedus" - whattay dream!

Arksantos said...

Can't get better than this. "Pump set with chinna veedus" was top notch. I also like the college professor vellai. Should teach some course like "Germanic Influence on the Nomadic tribes of upper middle east asia/asia minor during 800-900 BC". There will be one nerd in class and he can teach himself.

achupichu said...

@Aside:

"4 chinna veedus - is a full time job man"

Wrong. That's '4' full time jobs!

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