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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Amdocs A year back...A year Now

Today June 16, 2009 I completed one year in my current organization and it was successful one year... with some Hiccups. Yesterday I planned to go office on this day to enjoy my work... but hell from yesterday I am having Back Ache and it is muscle sprain... I barely sit for more than ten minute, I have applied some spray and doctor told me to take complete rest.
Ahem.... Now about my work life in Amdocs (My Current Organization where I work in its India Office), Here I met many people in last one year... Worked on various projects and faced heat in work shit... will not discuss about projects in detail as per company Policy. Will talk about some people whom I met... whom I liked, I came across and I admired.
On June 16th 2008 I met one person who is not head but we can see he only working of operations department Mr. Prasad Bhutada... he explained us about some company policies and the facilities... all other details which company operations team discuss at the time of induction... I thought not include this part in my post but when I look back I cannot exclude Mr. Bhutada’s part in my last one year... I was in touch with him if not say on regular basis but weekly and we communicated a lot... he might be communicating hundreds of many people on daily basis so he might not remember my name but that is fine... He is an ex Army man and he manages operations very well.

Once the induction was over I was allocated the project and asked to meet my manager, so search for his location started... in Amdocs as it is a big organisation there are some you can say naming convention followed, each floor is divided in three wings north, south and central.. and based on floor there numbering is set like if it is S-1 which means south wing first floor.So I searched for my location and met my first manager there.
Enough discussing these all.. so I met my first team mates then and got some kind of KT... as I working Software Automation Testing and Having experience in HP QuickTest Professional, a Function Regression testing tool for Software test Automation from HP. So I took a little longer to understand the applications and to implement the automation...that is what I was said in one quarterly review...Finally I showed them one automation code after some time and it was something substantial... By the time things were moving out... and I was moved out to another project... I missed my first project people and loved to stay with them... Before moving out We had one project event...and we all went to pavankhind a place near to ratnagiri... as it was monsoon that time and it was awesome experience... i enjoyed that a lot and it was my one of good lifetime memory which I will cherish always !!!
In my second project I met few people whom I was not met before and by this time I was knowing many people... as I was part of Amdocs Community service and become an active member... In new project I could see more people like me who are working on same tool which am working on and I didn’t felt alien there... But I usually going to meet my old team mates as it took time to grasp that now I moved to new project... I have Move-On
Slowly with time I stopped going to meet my old team and was busy with new work and new team members... then came the blow on me that am not good at my work and I was asked to perform else go home.. I was say upset because I knew I didn’t do any wrong or ill thing.. I was simply blamed because of ill management... So I took the challenge and worked Hard to prove myself... In that transition period some people really helped me and came as mentor to me...I thank them all.

I think what helped me alot was my attitude... people found my attitude as blunt and straight forward... I speak for things straight not wrapped in some flourishing words which satisfies some ones false ego... It helped me as well as took its toll...Finally I was through that phase and came out successfully. In that time all the current team members helped me a lot... I thank them all.
By this time I was gone through turbulence at professional as personal front... At professional front people helped me a lot and at personal I helped myself... started this blog... I was in process of making antibodies for my mind and heart... and I don’t know how much am successful at the point... but still I feel don’t know what when things happen... I mean... virtually it is like it was not for me from first place... but then what was it... I couldn’t understand...
Now am in some another project... yes in less than a year I was moved through three projects and Moved-On... Phew!!! By this time I had my lessons learnt in life and now I act in office which I hate to... but now I see myself as a performer....as an artist who has to perform onscreen and has one different life altogether outside... I have learnt my Corporate lessons and trying to implement them.
I met many people in last one year in Amdocs... few of them I would like to mention are Prasad, Mangesh kale(My first manager), sachin, Indranil (aka ID), Siddhartha (aka SID), Rajesh, Arvind( mentioned earlier..he was one of the mentor for me and helped me a lot), manoj(another mentor), Sejal , Aparna, Parashar, kaustubh (yeah I missed one part that I am part of Amdocs trekking group, he is one of the organiser and Nice guy).... there are many more... rather whole Amdocs as people used to say (okay tease me ) that almost 50% of Amdocs India employees would be knowing me, it will be hard to thank them all here... So people I am happy that I met you people...
Here... Today is the day when I stood still and thought What I have achieved in last one year.. I have achieved nothing incredible and nothing astonishing except some more life time experiences and another unsuccessful Story (okay here I have to tell the story to someone... still pending).
So people Now On I don’t want myself to be at same place (not literally) again after one year... I am fed of doing same work with different approach from last four years... I am working on many things at same time. I’ll update you all once I will have something concrete.

2 comments:

sej said...

I guess its me for whom the story is pending :)

Wish u luck in whatever u doing...let us know when u be successfull:)

Subhash said...

Thank You Sejal... One day we will have Chat...soon :) Thanks for the support and being there in my hard time.