Archive for April, 2008

Third time lucky?!

April 23, 2008

Finally, the day arrived! After goofing around for weeks, yesterday I joined TCS.

Not many might be aware that this was the third time Asia’s largest IT firm had extended an employment offer to me. After giving them a miss for two earlier instances (once from the campus in 1999 and then in 2006), I finally give in to their persitence in hiring me 🙂

Those who know are quiet confused – why not then and why now?

Things that have changed

Earlier, in 1999, I did not have any ‘in-law’ connection with Navsari (the birth place of Jamsetji Tata, the legendary founder of the TATA group)

Things that have NOT changed

My selection criteria … it’s all money, honey 😉 

I selected the highest paying offer from the 3 I got in the campus then (and hence TCS did not make the cut in 1999) AND I selected the highest paying offer from the 2+1 I got from campus even now (and hence TCS made it!)

 

TFN (TA-TA For Now),

ha ha hi hi

 

Disclaimer: My joining TCS has nothing to do with its stock topping the looser’s list on NSE. I mean, how can I cause any damages by spending few hours in their campus. I have not even informed any Analysts (or our Media Reps) about my joining plans 🙂 (And, they have NOT put aside any holdings on my name; despite my attempts to highlight the Navsari connection). On 22 April 2004, TCS stock lost 106.2 INR from its previous close price of Rs. 993.4 and ended at Rs. 887.2 (that is more than 10% loss 😦 ) … Seems, I will have to put in extra efforts!