Quadhar reached Thyagarajan’s cabin and “Yes Thyagarajan. You have called me.”
“Sit down Quadhar. I called you to talk about Uthrani’s resignation mailer which I have received yesterday mid-night.”
“What Thyagarajan? Come again? Uthrani resigned?”
“What is the reason Thyagarajan?”
“I don’t know yet. She hasn’t specified anything in the form.”
“Is she in to the office today?”
“I suppose she is not yet in Thyagarajan.”
“Will she come today?”
“Ya. She stated that she will definitely come in today morning.”
“All right. Once she comes in, set up a one-to-one meet with her and then tell me.”
“Why so immediately Thyagarajan?”
“She specified that she needs to be out in 7 to 10 days.”
“So, she will not be working the entire notice period?”
“Speak to her Quadhar. Do that once she comes in and then let us discuss further.”
“Okay Thyagarajan. Sure.” Said Quadhar and left from Thyagarajan’s cabin.
He straight away went to the bay where Meher and Uthrani will be working and asked Meher “Hey Meher, Uthrani is not yet in?”
“No Quadhar. She is not yet in.”
“Ask her to come and see me immediately when she reaches her desk.”
“Okay Quadhar” replied Meher with a bit of tension in his face as he is worried what might have taken place. Quadhar looked worried when he asked about Uthrani.
“Thanks” said Quadhar and left from there.
Ishanth, who is observing this from his desk, came walking to Meher after Quadhar left and asked Meher “What happened Meher?”
“He asked about Uthrani. I said she is not yet in. He wants Uthrani to meet him immediately she arrives at office.”
“Don’t know Ishanth. He dint tell me any reason.”
“Okay. He is looking a little worried right?”
“Yes Ishanth. Even I felt the same way. But I dint ask him anything.”
“Ok” said Ishanth and went back to his desk to continue working on the assigned tasks.
At around quarter pass 11:00, Uthrani arrived at her work desk. The moment she arrived, Meher informed her that Quadhar had called her and asked her to visit her cabin once she arrives at her desk.
Uthrani, who knows very well that it is about her resignation, kept her bag on her desk and went up straight to Quadhar’s desk.
“Hi Quadhar. Good Morning.”
“Hello Uthrani. Good morning. How are you?”
“I am fine Quadhar. How are you?”
“Ya. I am fine too. Come, sit.”
“Thank you Quadhar.”
“So, how did you celebrate your vacation?”
“Yeah it went on fine Quadhar. Had a good time with family members after 4 long months.”
“Wonderful. So, what did you bring from your home town other than resignation?”
“Yes Uthrani, Thyagarajan called me early in the morning and told me that you have submitted my resignation.”
“What happened Uthrani? Why is this sudden decision now?”
“My marriage is almost fixed Quadhar and so I had to move out.”
“Why all of a sudden?”
“No Quadhar. They were looking from many months; it was me who is dragging from many months as I was not getting leave to go to home town. Now that I have been to my home town, they asked my decision. I said yes and so they started making preparations. That is the reason I have specified that I want release in 10 days.”
“All right. When is the marriage then?”
“Any time in the next few weeks Quadhar.”
“You will invite all of us right?”
“Sure Quadhar. Definitely.”
“Hmm. Okay Uthrani. I will talk with Thyagarajan once again and will set up an official meet sometime today or tomorrow on the next plans.”
“Thanks Quadhar. Try to do me a favor by processing the things faster. I am even ready to pay the early release payments.”
“Sure Uthrani. I will do the best I can.”
“Thank you Quadhar” said Uthrani and left from Quadhar’s cabin.
The next moment, Quadhar went to Thyagarajan’s cabin and talked about the discussion he had with Uthrani. Thyagarajan initially denied releasing Uthrani in 10 days because the normal notice period is 60 days. But when Quadhar said that her marriage got fixed and that she is also ready to pay the early release amount, he had nothing to say and so asked Quadhar to start with the further process. They also discussed about whom she will be transferring all her project works. Thyagarajan asked Quadhar to come up with the plan on who will be taking her place and whether they would in need of any resources. Discussion went on for about 70 minutes.
Uthrani, who used to regularly go for lunch with her academy mates, joined Meher and Ishanth on that day to update them about her resignation and marriage.
“Hey Uthrani. What’s special today? You have connected with us for the lunch.”
“Yes Ishanth. There is some important news which I have to share with you all.”
Before she replied for that, Meher asked her about why Quadhar called her to his cabin.
“Yes Meher. I joined to update you both about some important news.” –Uthrani answered.
“What is that Uthrani?” asked both Meher and Ishanth who are very eager to know what happened.
“I have submitted my resignation.”
“What? Why Uthrani. What happened?” asked both getting tensed.
“My marriage got fixed guys.”
“Oh. Wow. Wonderful.When?” – asked Meher.
“In the next few weeks. Date is not yet fixed.”
“Oh. That is the reason you have been to home and came one day late?”
“Hmm” said Uthrani.
“Where is the guy working Uthrani” asked Ishanth.
“He is working in Mumbai Ishanth.”
“We will be missing you Uthrani.” – Meher.
“I will also miss this office, my flat, my friends and especially both of you. But, what to do guys, I have to move on.”
“Hmmm” replied Meher in a very low voice.
“Don’t forget to attend my wedding. I will send you invitations once the date got fixed.”
“Sure Uthrani. But, this fellow has to approve leave for us.”
“Hmm. Don’t worry Meher. I will make sure that it falls on a weekend.”
“Even that also may not work Uthrani. This fellow is not leaving us even on weekends. And that Quadhar is assigning me tasks which I am not aware of. Now that you are moving out, he will not leave me. Till today I thought you will come back and will take up those tasks.”
“Hey Meher. I will teach you before I leave from here.”
“Thank you so much Uthrani.”
Uthrani answered all their questions and their lunch time went on with that discussion.
After the lunch, everyone came back to their desks and resumed their works. When Ishanth turned on his monitor, he saw Quadhar’s message on his inter-office communicator. When he saw that, he immediately went to Quadhar’s desk.
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