Funny Things to Ponder

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Remove those scumbags from IT industry

In 90's era ; Indian IT industry came up bcoz of hard working engineers who sat day , night ; understood age old code ; solved problems, provided bug fixes !

In 00's decade ; the dirty corporate structure always wanted to extract more and more from the talented pool and appointed half baked, unworthy people who can talk , talk and talk as managers since they were always believed in NETworking than working.

In 10's decade, these people have grown to become VP's, Directors and are treating the engineer/architect's as mere slaves ; bringing back the policy raj ; approval based incentives etc.
I wonder,

Why should we have a manager to approve leave?
--> Wont a employee know that if he/she takes leave and comes back tomorrow ; his/her work wont vanish. Instead, he would have to take care of previous day work and present one too.
Why do we need a line manager, project manager, assignment manager and so on?
-->Line manager wont add any value to the team apart from approving leaves, doing once in a quarter/half year/yearly appraisals.
Project manager thinks that he/she would only read emails, forward emails and send emails. Microsoft excel, word, project etc are the lifelines and there is nothing more than that.
They dont want India and its bureaucracy to have stringent policies, policy raj, inspector raj.

Helllo.. whats is that you are doing inside your own company?
--To order a pencil/pen/notebook, raise a request.
--To use a laptop over a desktop, get approvals from 3 levels above your manager.
--To take a leave more than 2 days, literally beg for it and complete work for next 2 months before you go on 2 day leave.
--Literally jump out of seat, when one asks for 2 week vacation be it marriage, function or just getting back to groove/un winding

Indian IT , be it TCS, Infy or Wipro is dying a slow death not due to the dearth of ideas, innovation or lack of talent. Its becoming too bulky to sustain under its own weight. TCS has done a good start by removing all those fat managers who didnt add value and sat behind screens updating excel sheets.

I wonder every other company starts this exercise and remove those scum bags sitting in our cubicles and taking the fun out of office in name of policies.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Frustrated of IT job and thinking wat next?

Udyamashilate madodu risky athava tappu antha nambike iddare ee articles omme odi.. 

If you are feeling that you are struck in IT job and not finding the work interesting anymore, big daddy is watching you. TCS has started layoffs and it has named this exercise as restructuring. Read the articles before reading my comments below them for better understanding of the problem. 

Companies are targeting employees who are having 20 yr+ experience and checking if they are really valuable to the company. Once market leader like TCS does such exercise, others will follow suit.  ee thara next segment would be 10-20 yr experience.

Services model is no longer lucrative with 10+yr old folks. Companies are looking to cut corners and get work done from professionals who cost less than Rs. 10 lakhs per annum

There is lack of demand, so its the best time to understand the consumer sentiment and see what ticking the economy in a dull period. 
Check out the sectors which are growing even during such lean period. 

You can see that VC fund or investments are having major growth

There wont be major hiring or any new project coming up until the Government makes big reforms. So, dont think that 2015 would be a bright year since companies are waiting for 2015 budget and then would start planning based on outcomes.

“Our family has sold a minor part of our stake to continue various activities, including our efforts to encourage entrepreneurship and our personal philanthropic efforts,” Murthy said in a statement. “These are activities I expect to be busy with during the next phase of my life. Even after this sale, our family continues to be the largest shareholder among retail shareholders.”

So, most of the business are now looking forward to the next spark. So, if you have it in you, dont keep it under the wraps. Its time to take it out :)