Thursday, 16 February 2012

Open Letter to My Boss




Dear Sir ,
    My pleasantries to you. Since we have never really communicated besides across a wooden table I'd like you to know a few things.Firstly , to your great surprise and maybe horror let me inform you that I do not want to do this job . Yes , I do not want to. I do it because a certain  Institute of Chartered Accountants of India forces me to. I do it because I don't want to be a dummy ( pun intended ). I do it because I could do with the little extra cash besides my pocket money. I'd rather be reading books , blogging all day or going out and meeting new people. I curse the day I decided to be a Chartered Accountant. I don't think I even decided , it just looked like the right and convenient thing to do. Now that I'm smarter and have tested the waters I wish I hadn't .Yet here I am.
     Moving on , let me also tell you that I have a busy life and schedule , I wake up at 6 on a wintry morning with great displeasure and go to college. Everyday. Then when I think I'll go home and sleep , I am reminded that I have a lot of responsibilities now and I have to report to work at 10.30 sharp. I make my way to the railway station and catch the train like a ninja just to make sure I'm not late. Once at work I audit accounts , look at the same mundane and dull figures , and check the statutory compliance . What fun no ? No .
     Anyway every time I walk into office and you ask me why do I look so tired , it bugs the hell out of me. Cause you see I don't have a life , I'm running around all day, I barely sleep for 6 hours on an average and if you expect me to look like Miss Universe early in the morning you need to shut up . Really . Shut up. I really don't want to add to my miseries by thinking I look like an old hag all the time.Finally when I come back home or leave from work , I want to be free of stress and not receive work related mails. My working hours are 10 - 6 . Period. Your sense of humour is horrible and your jokes are not funny. I laugh only to please you. Oh wait , no I don't laugh . Cause they really are not funny. When you make snide remarks at my intelligence or inefficiency or the likes , I feel like putting my birth certificate up your face and say I'm 19 , I'm still new to this and I barely know anything . It is you who has to teach me .
     My day just so you know does not end with work , it ends with evening class. Yeah , I'm sure it slipped your mind . I am still a student . I have classes to attend , studying to do and exams to give. I have a tough time maintaining the few friends that I have cause I barely see them. People wonder where I have disappeared and why I'm ignoring them. Loop Mobile has started calling me to ask , why my number is so inactive lately. Really they do that , they are nice people. This job has taken small talk out of my life , I have nothing to share about my day and oh wait , no one to share it with either. Who has the time to socialize. ? In the past 6 months , I have fallen ill 16 times , but I still work on such days as well so as to not go through the dreaded extension period. So when I ask for leave oblige and don't criticize , I must be close to death.
     Just so you know your fraternity cheated on me , they said everything would get okay after CPT , it will be easy , then they said IPCC is the stepping stone . Then they said once you clear that you are through and life is all butterflies and ponies and articleship is a fun learning experience. I'm waiting for the fun to begin. Where is the fun ? Also I have a broken heart but guess what I don't even have the time to mourn . I wrote this letter to you over a week ,I don't have enough time to write a letter in one go. Do you see what this is doing to me ? If tomorrow's headlines read "Frustrated CA trainee kills her boss" don't think it could not happen to you .


                                                                                                                                                     
Love
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PS : These are Blublubling's views about no one in particular. The real person behind the name should not be questioned. This is a work of fiction. It is not about my boss, or your boss or anybody's boss. My office is amazing , my boss is a gem of a person and he does not ill treat me . I'm lucky to have got such a comfortable work environment :)





20 comments:

  1. oh, well if you think you have a boring life, get into corporate life, you will write these posts daily.. oh, wait you wont have time to write..
    regards
    Murtaza Amin

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    1. hehe ooh i think i'm going to turn into just that workaholic corporate bitch in the making I am :P

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  2. Though reading this was fun..

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  3. The last disclosure made me say "kya yaar !!" :P .. I was enjoying the letter .. hehe

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    1. Ab job karna haina :P , disclosure toh rakhna padega ( My boss reads my blog ;))

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    2. arey arey arey :P .. I wonder if my boss knows that his article writes Blogs too apart from Audit Reports -.-'

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    3. My office is super cool that way :D O:)

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  4. Awh mate. I feel your pain. I'm studying to become a CA myself. They might as well give us the title of a doctor.

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    1. Oh really , thats great :) ( well not that great ) Hhahahha yeah , if i get to add Dr . before my name maybe it will all be worth it :P

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  5. Gaah, I feel this alright! Though I haven't quite made it to the 'letter to a boss' league, but hey interesting read, this :P

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    1. hahah , thank you :)
      How are the boards treating you ?

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  6. Reminded me of my days at IBM... Nicely vented...!! :)

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  7. Thats some nice venting..Girl you are a toughie..keep going on :)

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  8. Blu.... I wanted to get this all out since such a long time. Wish i had a boss like you. I'd hv surely referred the "boss" in your post as mine.
    I so know how this entire CA thing feels.

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  9. hahaha :D I knew you would relate to this :P
    CA and its pains :P

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  10. -Good piece of information.

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