Monday, June 18, 2007

Karuththu Kandasamy: Let not the company you work influence your big personal decisions.

This blog applies mainly to the software professionals. This is yet another great advice I learnt after having done the greatest mistakes I could ever make. The karuththu here is that, *Never ever make any personal decision based on the company you work*. Let not the company influence your decisions when you are going to make a big personal decision, as the life of a software engineer is like a life of a monkey jumping here and there. I would say that the life of a software engineer is worse than a monkey's life as monkeys do not go from forest to forest but software engineers go from company to company, state to state, country to country (thank God there is no company in Moon or Mars).

I have seen and I am also an example for this (in fact, I could serve as an example for many better-not-to-do to never-ever-do mistakes, and I will tell you all these in blogs-to-come). Buying a house, not in our native place, but near the company we work (at that time) is one such example. As we may not know where we would be after 2 year, or 2 months or 2 weeks. Having got a reasonably satisfying work and a good lead or manager, we tend to think that we will not shift the company and decide to buy a house near the company premise. Later after the company decides to shift to a luxurious premise located 40 KM away from the place, or the lead\manager is changed, or appraisal comes ( :) ), we will have to worry and keep worrying.

The fact that we bought a house will also make you hesitate to shift the company and being restless with the appraisal or the new (Hari Sadu) leads\managers or the new premise located far far away. So, the karuththu I want to say is that, do not make any big decision based on the company and the location of the company you work, including, finding a life partner (fortunately, I do not serve as an example for this :) ). Feel free to tell about your similar mistakes, and share your comments.

3 comments:

Prabakar said...

I agree to all what you say except that you have made a mistake. Buying a house near your company is bad. But buying a house in a popular city is not at all bad. The house is a golden egg laying duck. Use that house profitably even if you don't want to stay in that house.....

amudhan said...

Yes, you are right Prabakar... but the intention of buying is what I wanted to mean. If we bought the house with the intention of staying there due to the company, we will become restless in mind... buying a house as a (one time :) )golden egg laying duck is good only...

blogwatch said...

Excellent post Mr Amudhan, you are right. People should learn to distinguish their professional(career) and personal lives, something that is rarely done in India.