Friday, January 25, 2008

Not Available till Next Week

Hello..those who are reading my blogs may be Bindu and Suma :) ,i wont be able to write anything till Feb 2nd as i am out of Town...My loving bangalore City

I will surely post details about my trip and the photos soon...Wait and Watch:)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

What Kind Of A Employee You Are (Based On Your Star Signs)

Found this to be very the way..I am a sagittarian

Aries Employee Profile (march 21 - april 19)
Aries employees make excellent troubleshooters.They'll usually want to be out in the field at a variety of different work sites fixing things. They certainly won't be happy for very long behind a desk in a 9 to 5 schedule. The bored Aries employee who has been forced into a square hole will typically be restless, angry, and careless with details. No amount of money would compensate for being stuck in a routine job. Money in fact isn't why they are working at all. They do want to be paid fairly and need a status position to satisfy their competitive tendencies--but even more importantly, they'll want challenging new projects They typically like to have a sense of responsibility and need to feel needed. In return, they'll give their all and provide detailed, consistent work. They will literally work themselves to exhaustion to prove themselves. If you want to keep your Aries co- worker productive and happy, you'll want to give them the opportunity to work independently or let them help and lead less experienced workers.

Taurus Employee Profile (april 20 - may 20)
Taureans make some of the best employees. They are loyal, hardworking, and no-nonsense. They work methodically and follow projects through until they are complete. Some may appear to work a little too slowly-usually because they are so careful-but they will always finish what they start.
They thrive on structure, schedules, and routine. You'll find them doing the same exact thing at the same time every day. Taureans, however, are not exactly the malleable workers that they often appear to be. If they have to work in a chaotic environment, they won't be happy and will be prone to child-like temper tantrums and stubbornness. They might react similarly if they have to work around ignorant people or at a job where there is no obvious potential for advancement. Taureans will be very unhappy if there isn't a ladder for them to climb. Even in the worst situations, they will find a way to advance slowly, winning over the most difficult people who may stand in their way of progress.
Taurus employees will only take so much patiently and happily before they feel they are being taken advantage of. They will gladly accept orders and do whatever dirty work needs to get done, but they expect rewards. They want material gain, salary increases, and the potential for more power. To make your Taurus employees happy, be sure to give them projects through which they will see tangible results- hopefully something that will allow them to express their unique creativity in addition to their practical side.
They don't want to feel mired in details for long periods of time. Make sure to schedule regular performance and salary reviews. This show of respect should keep them loyal to the company.

Gemini Employee Profile (may 21 - june 21)
Gemini employees can have difficulty concentrating on one thing for long periods of time.
They have quick-moving minds and love to talk and communicate their ideas with others. They thrive on social interaction -- even if their jobs don't particularly support it. You'll be able to find them wandering from desk to desk gossiping about all the sordid news in the office. They can be powerful persuaders in their speech and make ideal salespeople and mediators. They love to negotiate and can work out the best Deal for everyone involved. When properly stimulated, they can manage to keep their wandering mind focused and actually be quite productive. When they are bored, bogged down with mundane detail-work, or forced to work with people who they consider droll, they can become mean-spirited and gossipy. Their moods can fluctuate vastly day to day, as well as their productivity. It is really against t heir nature to be forced into an average workday schedule and environment. They are happier travelling. lf they are in an office they will need constant new stimulation. Most will be wanting advancement if they see this as a way to escape the limitations of their jobs. This can motivate them to put extra effort into their job. If you work with a Gemini, try to avoid getting into any debates with them they will surely win and it could end in some hard feelings on your part. They will need an accepting environment-one that supports their need for multi-tasking.

Cancer Employee Profile (june 22 - july 21)
The Cancer employee isn't at work to feed their ego -- their job is just a job and a means to get paid. They work steadily and are usually very reliable. You'll be able to depend on them to show up on time and do what is necessary. They won't get involved in power struggles or get upset when someone advances before them. They are able to accept the situation because they see it simply as a rung on the ladder up.
Their motivation is security. They'll want more money the longer they've stayed at a job. They don't want to have to worry about how they'll make ends meet tomorrow so they'll need a stable position without much risk. Cancerian workers can slip into some dark moods on occasion. During these periods productivity tends to drop-as well as everyone else's in the office. Their moods can be so strong everyone becomes affected. To avoid the frequency of these occurrences, managers and co-workers should try to make the work environment as homey as possible-keep it well heated, cozy, and friendly.
Don't press them to reveal their true inner thoughts-their tendency is to be secretive and protective, and they could see prying as an attempt to disturb their security.

Leo Employee Profile (july 22 - august 21)
Leo workers want to be first and at the center of the office. Even if they can't lead, they'll look for every opportunity to increase their own status and if someone else seems ahead of them, look out. They will make it clear that they aren't happy by pouting and complaining. They want advancement so much that they'll take on more responsibility and carry a heavier load than anyone else does in the office. And they are self-promoters. It is likely that they are telling everyone in the office what a great job they are doing as well as giving everyone unwanted advice.
They know they are superior and want everyone to know it as well. This arrogance can sometimes cause problems when working with management. But typically, they are just hard workers out to demonstrate just how good they really are. They thrive in sales positions - they can promote a product or company just as well as they promote themselves. Their strength and arrogance isn't just show either. In a crisis situation, Leos really demonstrate their true courage. Leos want to lead and will be pushing for more responsibility and rewards. They are happy to train and mentor new co- workers as they enjoy giving advice and being in positions of authority. If you are trying to manage a Leo employee, you'll need to give them plenty of praise, responsibility, and independence. They will certainly want to help lighten your load of management responsibilities. Just be careful- the next thing you know they could be taking over your job.

Virgo Employee Profile (august 22 - september 22)
In the right situations Virgos love to work. They make ideal employees, happily working late into the night to make sure everything is perfect and in order.. If you are looking for an employee who doesn't mind starting from rock bottom in the most entry-level position at the company, hire a Virgo. They'll have no complaints about the position being beneath them. They are CONTENT with basic, honest hard work. Their contentment isn't always apparent, however.. They love to complain and worry. They are quick to criticize the way things are done around the office and are the first ones to grumble disapprovingly at what they consider to be extravagance or laziness. They are blunt and honest and don't mince words over what they feel just isn't right. Usually, this will be brought on by someone doing a half-baked job or not being considerate of other co-work ers. You'll want to constantly reassure them, but this will do little to quell theiranxieties. They actually enjoy worrying, and there is little you can do about it. Just give them a detail - oriented project and let them work alone on it. You won't have to supervise a Virgo worker. They'll check all the facts before getting started and catch their own errors when they are done. To keep a Virgo employee happy, you should also make sure their environment is orderly and calm. You should also provide small gestures of appreciation. They don't need extravagance, just let them know you appreciate them in small ways that won't embarrass them. They will probably just shrug their shoulders and say, "It's no big deal." But deep down inside they need these little reassurances.

Libra Employee Profile (september 23 - october 22)
Libra employees are detailed, dedicated workers with sensitive natures. Managers and co-workers sometimes find them difficult to get a handle on. They pick up the energy of the office and are unable to prevent it from affecting them. Loud noise, flashy colors, and discordant vibrations will put them off so much that they will have difficulty fulfilling their obligations at work.
One day they may seem like the most bright, hardworking, ambitious employee around. The next day they might be down, irritated, and unable to produce. Co-workers shouldn't fret when Libra employees are in a dark mood. It really won't last, as a happy state of mind can come over them just as quickly. When Libra employees are in a balanced frame of mind, they can be a powerful presence at work-they have a way of gracing everything they touch. Underneath that mess of moods, they really are basically happy and stable people. They are capable of profound logical thought and evaluate all sides of a situation before acting. They are one of the most intelligent Signs around. They are expert researchers and mediators. And their sensitivity to their environment makes them naturals at keeping things looking great. They will easily help others resolve conflicts and can act as a go-between with workers and management so that everyone ends up happy. If you want to keep your Libran worker smiling, give them the respect they are due and put them in a position where they can project their great charm and diplomacy. They won't be content to take orders for very long, either- make sure they are given increased responsibility.

Scorpio Employee Profile (october 23 - november 21)
Scorpio employees usually exude a quiet self-confidence. They are self-sufficient and do not depend on others for a sense of self-worth. They keep their private life separate from work and take complete responsibility for their actions and their situation. They don't make excuses; they just take care of business and expect everyone else to do the same. Those who don't, co- workers and managers- will have to endure the Scorpio wrath. They don't mind being completely vocal about what they feel is wrong with any given situation. And if you tread on their fire be sure to expect retaliation. They won't take insults or opposition lying down. If you manage a Scorpio employee, be sure to follow through with your word and don't break any promises-Scorpio is keeping track and building up some heavy resentments against you if you do. You may not even be aware of it until too late-but when Scorpio gets too m uch, you'll be sure to know. Scorpio employees will react towards those around them exactly as they are treated. When they get what they want, they will be very accepting. If you are trying to work with or motivate a Scorpio co-worker, be sure to treat them respectfully and act professionally. Give them challenging work that allows them to utilize their awesome self-confidence and courage.

Sagittarius Employee Profile (november 22 - december 21)
The Sagittarian employee is head strong, cheerful, and willing to help. They exude self-confidence and take on tasks like there's no tomorrow. They are willing to tackle even the toughest of projects as long as it is challenging and gets them out of the routine. Lucky for them, their shining personalities and honest enthusiasm seem like a bright spot in the office- otherwise co-workers might begin to build animosity towards someone so arrogant and extravagant. Their tendency to exaggerate and take on more then they can handle usually results in missed deadlines and dropping the ball-not because they are lazy of procrastinate, but because their enthusiasm just gets the better of them sometimes. Don't let their nonchalance fool you-they really do care about what they are doing. They just have an easy-going attitude that allows them to keep on smiling even when they just messed up big time. Just because they are flexible and easy-going doesn't mean they won't tell you exactly how they feel-what is working for them and what isn't. And they won't just blindly take orders - they need to understand the method and reason behind the process. If you are trying to motivate your Sagittarian employee, be sure to feed them plenty of challenging new projects and hint that some business trips might be on the horizon once deadlines are met. And whatever you do, try not to question their intentions - it is the quickest way to make them upset. They aren't capable of deceit.

Capricorn Employee Profile (december 22 - january 20)
A Capricorn employee with too much to do is a happy worker. They need plenty of projects and responsibility. There is no sadder sight than a Capricorn worker without a sense of responsibility. They need to be needed. They are covertly ambitious - usually not flashy or obvious about it-but you will usually know that they are serious and determined about advancing themselves. They are completely scrupulous, so much so that they can be self-disparaging. But they are no pushovers. They can wear down even the toughest customers. Their persistence is incredible. Once they set their sights on a goal, they work away at it until the bitter end-whether the goal be that hard sell or the new hardware release. Capricorns don't work for free, however. They expect to be paid handsomely and be given more and more responsibility.. They need to come out ahead of the pack in the end, and they see the work environment as their primary vehicle. They won't go in for the typical office gossip and politics, though. They want to get down to business at work and see it as no place for fooling around. With a strong sense of duty and respect towards their superiors, it is rare they will join in on boss-bashing or knocking the system. They can get frustrated, however, with blue sky management schemes that lack common sense, and they will interject their dry sense of humor in the most critical ways. If they want change, they will be unyielding. If all their effort leads to naught the result will be deep moods of darkness and depression with a sense of hopelessness. Keep your Capricorn employee happy by paying them fairly and giving them plenty of hard work. Arrange for a path of advancement within your organization for them. If you don't, you might find them looking for other opportunities.

Aquarius Employee Profile (january 21 - february 19)
The Aquarius employee can't tolerate unfairness in the office. Hair brained schemes will get the positive attention they deserve if an Aquarian has anything to do with it. They'll try to help everyone see the good side of a bad situation if it's the last thing that they do. They are so smart-they can't help but hold management in disdain if they feel that they are being unfair and unintelligent. It isn't that they are overly ambitious and think they could be doing a better job- just that they think people in power should know better.
Most Aquarius workers are still looking for themselves and will want to try their hand at a variety of jobs in the workplace. Whatever they are doing, they will do conscientiously. They usually have strict personal codes that include a strong work ethic. Their bright, off-beat intelligence, and trustwothiness will typically gain them many friends-in and out of work. Beneath that sometimes odd-ball behavior is solid, concrete thinking and sensitivity to co-workers. Keep your smart Aquarius co-worker happy by giving them plenty of opportunity to learn news kills.
Raises are less important to them. No amount of money will make it worth their while to stay in a stagnant position. Don't let them get too bored or they will simply find another job as easily as they found this one-their genius is easy to spot.

Pisces Employee Profile (february 20 - march 20)
The Pisces employee can be a loyal and hard-working, if unconventional, worker. In the right position, they are able to keep their daydreams in check and buckle down on the detail work-giving their all to the boss and corporation whom they feel are worthy of devotion. On the flip side, there is no image of extreme misery like that of an ill-placed Pisces worker. They will act as though their cubicle were a prison cell as they daydream of their own business or next vacation. Unhappy Pisces workers usually won't stick around too long. Often Pisceans will drift from one job to another looking for that ideal environment to which they will be able to commit and feel a sense of purpose. And if things are going in a bad direction at the office, Pisces will be the first to sense it.
They'd rather pick up and leave then wait until the problem reaches a head. Pisces are often misunderstood by their co-workers. Typically timid and introspective, they usually keep their true nature hidden, for fear it wouldn't fit with the corporate culture.
What motivates a Pisces employee to not only stick around but also excel? Try compliments. And show them how their work impacts the entire organization. They need to know that what they are doing is worth something on a grander scale. Acceptance of their unconventional organization and planning will be necessary. Just because their sales report isn't in the typical format doesn't mean it is any less effective. Keep their environment bright and upbeat; and an after-work cocktail wouldn't hurt

Tension Makes Me Fat

hihi:) U guys may be wondering how can person become fat when he/she is in tension..Normally people become lean:)..I am a different specimen ..for me when i get tension i relieve the same by eating more whatever comes on my way..i dont even care whether its tasty or not ..just eat eat and eat..

Finally what happened is i have put on 8 kilos in 2 months...i didnt realize it until people started saying the same...oh my god ..they started commenting:(..ya really i look very bad nowadays..i need to reduce somehow..i started shouting telling that i have thyroid problem..but my friend confirmed taht when we have thyroid ,even if we dont eat ,we will put on weight..hihi..not my case at all...finally i dont have any option to shout at other than agreeing that its all my fault...

what should i do??after so much of thinking ,finalized on a solution start exercising for 1/2 hr..get up early,exercise and come to office..dont take snacks...atleast i started exercising..and today is the second day...but snacks?? no i am still taking it...mainly beacuse we are having meetings late in the evening by 6.30 pm..i hate to work after 6.00 pm..but somehow my team keeps all the meeting by 6.30 pm which makes me wonder through out the meeting when it will no no..i am totally dedicated member but my brain stops working after 6.00 pm..not my fault at all:)

again i deviated from the topics..i will update when i loss 1 kg..may be after my trip which is next week...hey i am planning for aTrivandrum,Kanya Kumari trip + Parur (my native) + Kinginimattom (my own home after marriage) will be updating deatisl and photos soon...wait and watch

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Crowded SBI Bank Of Sarjapur Road

I went to Sarjapur Road branch of State Bank Of India.This branch started newly but whenever you go it will be crowded.You can guess the crowd's profile easily-all software professionals from nearby apartments - Suncity,Om Heritage,Shobha Garnet,Shobha Hibiscus,Shobha Aquamarine etc etc.N number of apartments in the area.

Branch has also taken care of the same as it has ample car parking facility,token machines available for generating tokens,proper seating arrangements ,locker facility yet to come may be in 6 months..

I was surprised to see token machine in SBI as normally these type of high end facilities will be available in private banks.Token machine generates token for you and you can sit and wait until token number is displayed in the required counter..Surely to mention that there is a chair available infront of every counter where the person and sit and get his money/deposit his money etc..wah great ambience which i never thought i will get over there..

Bank Employees ae not that much knowledgeable about some things as different people may give different ways of dealing with the issue and finally you will be thinking which one to folow..May be they will sort it out once the bank gets experience in this sector:)

But overall good experience..Anyone staying nearby in the Sarjapur rd can start an account...finally after long delay we also started our account over there:)

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Software Engineer Zameen Pe......Every Engineer is special!!!!!

*Main kabhi batlaata nahi ,*
*Par coding se darta hoon main PM*
*Yun to main, dikhlata nahi,*
*Par Bench par jana chahta hoon main PM*
*Aapko sab hai pata,hai na PM*
*Aapko sab hai pata, mere PM*
*Issues mein yun na chhodo mujhe,*
*Ghar laut kar bhi jaa na paun PM*
*Bhejte kyun nahi Onsite Mujhko aap,*
*Yaad bhi aapko aa na paun PM,*
*Kya itna dumb hoon main PM,*
*Kya itna dumb mere PM*
*Jab bhi kabhi Onsite mujhe,*
*Dher saari kaam deta hai*
*Meri nazar Dhoondhe aapko*
*Sochu yunhi aap aakar work distribute karoge PM*
*Unse main yeh kehta nahi,*
*Par testing se pak jata hoon PM*
*Chehre pe aane deta nahi,*
*Company chhod kar bhaag jana chahta hoon PM*
*Aapko sab hai pata,hai na PM*
*Aapko sab hai pata, mere PM*

DayOut At My Kid's School

Yesterday i went to my kids school .I took leave to go to her school to cheer her up for her Sports day..I reached school at about 10.30 am.Then i saw a list over there about the timings..they had 4 sessions -Yoga ,Fun Games ,Traditional Games and Sports till 1.15 pm.

There was a small shelter set up near to the ground.Myself and Priya sat over there.I saw Manikutty inbetween a group of kids.She was sitting and looking around ..her face brightened up when she saw me..

Kids were so excited about the whole day..they were asked to do yoga -butterfly pose and some other poses which i dont know:) - i saw all smiles in their faces..but everyone was looking at their teachers and repeating the steps properly eventhough teachers were not shouting at them..My thought went back to our home where i need to shout at Manikutty to make her do something..its so different in school..Am i missing something??Am i not able to understand her properly??

Everyone was taking photos..i felt sad as i didnt take my camera along..but surely i will make sure that next time onwards i wont miss it..

After that they had some rest and Prep 1 and Prep2 kids were performing inbetween..We all took a lunch break..ya surely to mention that myself and Priya had nice Aaloo parathas..too good..School is setting up a canteen..i met so many ladies over there who were excited to see the canteen only to say that they dont have to prepare their kids meal nowonwards and they dont have to get up early..Most of them were not working..Are non working women busy than working women??how they feel that preparing a meal for their kid is a burden or is it this way they just wanted to get out their busy schedule and take rest for sometime?

After lunch my kid had running race where they had to pick up a ring and go and put the same in a circle drawn further away..wah..this was the time they were waiting for..they were practising it for more than 1 week..everyone did it perfectly..After that they had fun games which teachers had to conclude as eventhough some kids were out ,they were not ready to go out of the they had to somehow stop it:)But it was really nice to see te kids running again towards their teacher..I felt teachers are too good as i always see the kids clinging to them..i also saw that my kid ran and sat in her teachers lap for sometime and came back..Are we supposed to do that???I was not allowed in my childhood..My kid is enjoying every moment in her life..i was so happy for her..

They had a medal distribution function where each kid was runnnig for taking the medal from their teacher..everyone got medal and they were keeping it so safe..Ofcourse its their first medal in their school life..My kid has kept it safe to show everyone and when someone calls us ,she takes it out as she feels that they can see that through the phone:)Kids are so inncocent..

I met all my kid's friends..and their parents..Finally we came back..It was really an amazing day out for me:)

My First Post

What to write..i am just thinking abt how to start my blog..i donno whether i will be writing everyday..but will surely try to post some info or the other.Most probably this blog may talk about my views on life and my pleasures -hobbies /other interests