How did Banking happen to me?
2 words. Campus interview.
1 more. Recession.
Last semester of MBA and the first company visiting. A rumor of how banks no longer come for campus recruitment, so there goes our half chance of being employed. Also the economy was not a little unsure and the job market dipped. So I go for this interview, which is attended by 3 colleges. One being Christ University. And everybody knows that no one has a chance against students of that college. But here we were, trying our best to look smart and employable. 😇 Right outside the interview room, sitting opposite me is this guy in glases. Nervous and I see him breathe into his hand. A very nervous me ask in a croaky voice, " Are u nervous? ". He smiles and says, " Yes, a little. I have to get this one. This is my sixteenth interview, I was rejected from all as I am not articulate in English.". My heart breaks for him. I wish him all the best. Take a deep breathe, and prepare for my 1st out of 15, yes I walked in confident and I even questioned the interviewers about the marketing strategy they use as I had not seen them do any. ( I was a marketing student applying for a finance job🙆). Result : GOT SELECTED. Lucky yet not so lucky. Because it meant that I could not sit for any more interviews in college. And for heaven's sake it's a bank job!!! Don't even try convincing your parents against it!! Ended up taking the job and wanting to quit the first day itself!!! I guess everyone wants to esp on their first day! But it pays well and i had a 4 year bond! Did u say bonded labor ended??? No in my sabbatical leave I'm still not sure if it is over!! 🙆. This pic is from a trip to Pondicherry with my then girls. This was the time I was me, without any inhibitions. All of us have an amount of crazy in us. Some of us tone it down. I was always conscious of myself. But only after college I leant not to give a fuck to anyone and be me. So here I was posing with a cycle full of candy gleeful and happy.
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