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Swimming the corporate ocean - 3 : "Colleagues"

Hi All, hope my first two parts was well appreciated (I did not receive any brickbats, that is my idea of appreciation..:) ). I was thinking about what to write next and then suddenly in the midst of the office, I found the answer, "Colleagues". I am pretty carefully using the term colleagues because they may or may not be your friends. WARNING : This may and may not can change on a day to day basis or in most probabilities, appraisal periods..:). To me, IT is all about resources, and not humans. And at the end of the day what the organisation wants is the best resource and not the best human being around. This what causes the change between the may and may nots.

               There are two kinds of colleagues you often see. Lets see the kind whom we want more. I remember seeing Ice Age the other day, and in a scene where the mammoth almost dies but saves the tiger, the tiger asks the mammoth, "Why did you save me ? you could have lost your life in the …

Swimming the corporate ocean - 2 : The Tag "Freshers"

Well...I really did not want to write the Part-2 here thinking companies would fire me for providing gyan without any monetary benefits or experience which is the price you pay to learn all crap, but still curiosity and democracy combined with some comments that my article was what exactly what they wanted to tell made me continue this...

The topic I was more interested and gathered some research on is the most used term in the Corporate World, "FRESHERS". Hearing that used to give me a warm feeling, think that term was coined to make newbees feel comfortable and mostly they are more fresh and work more. But the way the term is used in the current scenario? pathetic, bleedy, atrocious (I am not allowed to add bad words because that makes me lose couple of male fans...huh...males are the current females..;)). Puns apart, what does the term fresher mean? Technically, "A freshman (or sometimes fish, freshie, fresher. Slang plural frosh' or freshmeat) is a f…