Read Marc’s post here December Isn’t So Bad
What are we talking about ? We are talking about the tentative date of reporting for training with Infosys. While, it is still not confirmed that it shall take till December for us to be called for training, if people have been intimated that they need to report by December , then chances are the guys who have not been intimated so far (like me for instance) will be called even later. (Very slim chances of us being called earlier.)
Sure, you can use the time to go an a vacation or something. You can definitely stay home and recuperate form the bad dream which lasted 4 long uneventful years (read B.E/ college) by taking rest. (But haven’t we been doing that for almost 6 months now ? Right form the 7th semester study holidays.)
I was expecting to be called by say July. Now I shall be missing 6 months’ pay. 😦 Damn, I could have saved at-least 50k by then. Now instead, I will have no money in December. What will I buy myself for New Years ?
Salary is one thing. Another thing is losing 6 months in life. It’s almost like we will be joining with our junior batch. We could even end up being colleagues. Now, how much ever cool you think the long vacations are, that’s pretty shitty man. It’s almost like flunking a grade. Now, Isn’t that bad enough. At around the same time next year, you won’t have enough experience to show on your resume. It’s a permanent setback.
Infosys was supposedly my backup plan. But I didn’t know that my college guys would be bastards and not let me attend other core companies. So, now I am stuck with no alternate options but this. I did have a few other things in mind. Like GATE for instance. However, my dad felt I should give CAT (why do all dad’s think that ? ) and disagreeing with him meant that I couldn’t take GATE either. (Well, he has to pay for the application and the classes you know) GRE (translates to an MS in US) was never an option immediately after college for me. That would have to wait another 2 years.
Keeping myself engaged for 6 months:
I could do a lot of things to keep myself engaged. I am thinking of attending a few symposiums. 🙂 I could toy around with a few things I have been always wanting to experiment with but never had the time. I could learn MFC 🙂 and VC++ with some effort. (I do know MFC to an extent. But nothing commendable) There is no end to the things I can do. Oh, wait, did I forget to mention that I am lazy ? Yea, I am. Which means that I might end up doing none of the above and just put on an extra 5 kilos in 6 months eating an sleeping at home.
On second thoughts, I could probably do a course in something. Prepare for GATE maybe. We will have to wait and see…