Thursday, May 14, 2015

Dea(r)th of career

Intha mathiri oru mokka postuku entha mathiri sensationala title vaikarathunu yosichathin vilaivu is what you are seeing at the top.

Have been long planning to write on this topic and our lunch time conversation yesterday, reignited it or rather reminded, epdi venumnaalum vachukalam.

Lunchmate: " come from other end of the world right..your bus must surely be stopping at Karappakam?"

Me:"car pakkam bike pakkam ellathu pakkamum nikkum..what do you want?"

LM: "my cousin has joined a kambeni en route.since she would also be commuting in the same route as you, wanted to check if the bus will stop near her office"

Me: "kandipaaga nikkum..its not run by MTC rather TTDC. Chennai chutrula paaka aasapatta they can surely board this one. what is her tech? reminds of one Vikatan joke. What is the common question asked between two programmers and two pichakarans - Which platform...hehe"

LM: "romba pazhasu..she started as java developer and moved onto dot net and is in mainframes now"

Me: "huh??how many years exp she has?"

LM: "good question..three years"

Me: "three years and three major changes?? primary skill set ennanu poduvanga?"

LM: "you are in which era dude..ipolaam oray skill set thaan and its called adaptability..primary kintergartenlam kedayathu. benchla irukarathu all time high risku.. you can learn something and be billable is the tharaga manthiram."

Me: "athukunnu..oru logicay illama jumpa? one day day mainframe..adutha naal data warehousingna..what will happen to their career?"

LM: "when it comes to having a job and choosing  career..latter depends on former. hence proved"

Me: "more like joker of all trades and bachelor of none?"

LM: "who cares..project demands resources. requirements decides career. if you are lucky to get into a long term project..then yeah, your concept of career will work. Ippolam no projects run for more than few months. apdi irukarachay how can you be stubborn and stick to a single tech. people need to be flexible and adaptive to changes of time..see end of the day the bottomline is we are all in our job to earn and so is the company that gives us the job. whether I get paid for being an ERP guy or web services guy..end of the month payslipla enna varuthu matters. Ashtey"

As much as I wanted to argue against it, the logic was irrefutable.


Ramesh said...

A slight problem with your lunchmate's argument.

Will he fly on a plane where the pilot is one month flying A380 and next month flying Bombardiers ??

Skills matter. Deep skills matter. And being the expert matters.

gils said...

A twist to your question..suppose you are Vijay mallaya :D:D and is dire need of a pilot..will you wait till the bombardier acquire commercial pilot license?

the answer to the quandary lies in the owners name and no wonder about the fate of the airlines :)

மகேஷ்வரன் இருளப்பன் said...

கில்ஸ்... உங்க ப்ளாக்கை தொடர்ந்து படித்து வருகிறேன். உங்கள் கல்யாணத்துக்கு அப்புறம் நீங்கள் 'Break' எடுத்தபோது எப்போது மீண்டும் எழுதுவீர்கள் என்று அடிக்கடி பார்த்துக்கொண்டு இருந்தேன். ஒரு சின்ன யோசனை - தமிழை இங்கிலீஷில் எழுதுவதற்கு பதிலாக "E-Kalappai" அல்லது "NHM Writer" போட்டு எழுதினால் அதே effort-ல் தமிழ் எழுத்து வடிவத்தில் கொண்டுவரலாமே? வாழ்த்துக்கள்..

gils said...

avvv....en blogkku innum followers irukangala :) pullarikkuthu..kandipaga ungal suggestionsa use pannikaren..mikka nanri