Monday, August 16, 2010

I Arrive!!!

All right, let’s begin with a confession.

I am currently unemployed. Tired of watching all the reruns on television (yes, I know F.R.I.E.N.D.S dialogues and plot like the back of my hand), tired of catching up on all the movies I missed (including the likes of Dude, where’s my car) , tired of reconnecting with my Facebook “friends”, tired of uploading my CV on websites that promise a job, tired of thinking and planning on what my next “move” in life will be, tired of answering aunties and uncles that “Yes, I am 25, it’s high time I settle down and have kids”, tired of watching the needle on the weight scale moving ahead than it should have, I decided to cry my heart out on Microsoft Word (God Bless Mr. Gates…)

There are three phases of unemployment, okay let’s get to this later, first the kinds of unemployment. Now, don’t worry, haven’t been a management student, so I don’t know if I am “right”, but as I view it, unemployment can be forced or by choice. Forced is the one we all dread, and by choice, though as pleasant it may sound, is actually the one we SHOULD dread.
They kick you out, you lose your nerves, you hysterically search for a new job, you get a new job, maybe low paying but at least your working couple of months later. By choice is when that funny, mean, cranky mind of yours tells you, “Let’s take a break, my profession is recession proof, I’ll find a better job, let’s unwind”. Some couple of months later, the realization dawns… the break is too long, its actually a break (pun intended) … its aching now, recession proof is not necessarily competition proof, everyone is a “well qualified and a highly motivated individual” now); there are no better jobs, what you had was the best “better” you could have had; unwind is suffocating. But alas…. It’s late , the damage has been done, here I am, idle, bored and unable to fit into dresses I bought as a “treat to myself for turning a fresh page of my life, for a new start… Amen”.

Now, for the phases… ummm… forget it, I need to get back to the reruns of How I Met Your Mother… 

20 comments:

zaheen said...

what else i can say at this point of time when you've just arrived, but let me tell you, i was all set to welcome you, great job, well done, marhaba, der aayad durust aayad, keep writing and make even stronger presence, for the BLOG is mightier than PEN,keep up the good work !!!

hajra said...

thanks... ur support means a lot!

Ankita said...

Your style of writing is awesome! The humor holds the reader's interest :) Would love to read more!!

hajra said...

thanks ankita!!!

My Turbulent Thoughts !!! said...

awwwwww that's so very down to earth confession Hajra.....Come on buck up girl way to go...abhi se haar maan jaogi to kaise chalega...I forgot to welcome you aboard...ur words are like a fresh breeze of reality....keep penning down your thoughts..would love to read more...loads of duazz...!!!

hajra said...

thank you so much... Your support means a lot! I am honoured!!!

Ima said...

Totally loved the style,the flow and rhythm of words..the way you have expressed the levity in agony is paradoxical but at the same time as refreshing as ever..Am proud of you sweets and hope to become an avid follower in the future - Love, Ima

Neha said...

hey nice hajra..its amazing...

hajra said...

hey ima... thank you so much...coming from a wonderful writer herself, that means the world!

hey neha..thanks so much!!

kareema said...

you are a good writer no doubt...so no comments on your style of writing...as for the job..some strive and some get because of their luck...infact.when i joind as a counseller...i had no idea of what situations i am going to face...because my studies were still going on...i started without traing and i got trained with time and situations.....and now after a year...i feel this is the coolest job...you have posted your c.v....i am sure in a months time u will get positive reply...

hajra said...

thanks kareema...that was encouraging...

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zooni said...

hii..
loved this unpretetious style.. which speaks of celebration even when one is suck somewhere, like being jobless.

Cheers to Life!
and to your blog...

:) wonderful beginning :)

hajra said...

thanks zooni..it was very kind of you...

irsh said...

Nice read, Hajra! Good to see you as the one among us i.e. Confused, Restless, Bustling with energies!

Jobs are for those who have nothing better to do. You have the guts to do something better. something which actually helps the masses. like launch your own health portal and keep it focussed to a particular niche.

having said that, I'm damn sure that your streak of landing a job or whatever > getting married > having kids > becoming a nanny will be pretty much smoother than most of your friends :) Amen!

One more thing: Decorate your Resume. It's more of a show biz now. Check it out here: http://resources.savedelete.com/70-most-artistic-and-creative-resumes-of-all-time.html

ah! also I clicked on two of your banner ads on your blog ;)

Keep writing. Loved the tone. Makes it easy on reader and he feels so connected.
Happy Ramadan!

amrita said...

writing iz superb,refreshing n d humour in it mak itz even more lively....bt i ws jst wondering cn i get dose dresses in which ur unable 2 fit..;)

hajra said...

@ irshad - thank u so much, that was too much of a detail to take in such a short span... and call me old fashioned but i dont believe in decorated resumes, but thanks a lot anyways, it was very encouraging of u to go thru my piece, hope u see u in the follower list soon :)

@ amrita - im so glad u liked it, ur opinion means a lot sweetie; ahh the dresses... i'll probably get them altered :))

saumya said...

nice stuff hajra, the way you have put words to a common phase of life is really nice, the humor makes it so much more intersting. keep up the good work...

Patricia Lynne said...

I feel your pain about the 'settling down and having kids'. Fortunately not from my parents but from my boyfriend's parents. They are going to be waiting a looooong time too.

Hajra said...

@ Patricia - Lol!!I totally get it too...and I am in no "mood" for it! Thanks for reading...wishing you the best!