“Yes Shami. I started searching for some job in Hyderabad. In next one or two months, we will go back to our home town.”
“Wow. Wonderful news Quadhar. I am so happy for you and your decision. I am really missing those beautiful days and especially your mom and dad.”
Right from that day, Quadhar touched every connection he had in Hyderabad and told them about his plans to move back to Hyderabad. Initially, most of them dint agree to his plans to leave job at such a large organization and coming back to a small or medium ones who offer little less package. Some of them pressed so hard that made Quadhar to think back.
Every time he had a call with his friends, some questions used to arise in his mind like “First of all, will I get an offer at Hyderabad? Even though if I get, Is it really a good idea for me to go back? Will the money be sufficient for the needs in the future? What will be my growth when I jump back to a small or medium organization leaving such a great organization?” Questions like these use to create a lot of commotion. But then he never used to discuss with Shamina as he doesn’t want to disturb her with these thoughts.
He kept searching for an offer at Hyderabad through all means without stepping back.He is trying to hold firm on his decision as he doesn’t want to work under Thyagarajan anymore and also to not to leave his parents alone in Hyderabad.
(11:37 AM – Next week Monday)
As the days were just going on, one day Quadhar received a call from Thyagarajan.
“Hey Quadhar. I have a new update on the demo scheduled with the clients.”
“What is it Thyagarajan?”
“Demo is scheduled on Thursday. I will send you the invite. Attach it to the Domestic travel request and raise request for the travel tickets.”
“Okay. Sure Thyagarajan.” Said Quadhar. After that, both of them had a discussion about the other projects and then hanged up the call.
At approximately 30 minutes later, he received a mail from Thyagarajan consisting of the invitation for the demo scheduled at Pune.It is scheduled for just 1 day.
Once he got that mail, Quadhar started the process by putting forward a request for domestic travel tickets to visit Pune for the demo.He filled out all the details and was about to click SUBMIT button and then his intercom started buzzing. When he looked at the screen, it is from Mr. Thyagarajan. He paused the submission and answered the call.
“Hey Quadhar. Did you raise the request for travel?”
“I simply filled in the info and about to click on submit Thyagarajan.”
“Oh. Okay. Please book for flight on one side and train for the other side.”
“But Thyagarajan, here it is specified like you can book Economy class flight tickets for both to and fro. And also this Friday is Uthrani’s last day and so we are planning to bid farewell to her.”
“Yes Quadhar. I understand that. But, we don’t have enough budget available in the project.There are other people in the squad who can do that. You please book for a train while returning.”
“Okay Thyagarajan. I will modify the request and then will submit.”
“Thanks Quadhar” said Thyagarajan and hanged up the call immediately.
Quadhar is very disappointed.After the call, he talked to himself. “I don’t understand why these managers do things this way. When he can travel in business class to and fro, why not the other employees. From last two years I observed him and every time he comes and goes by flight. But then when it comes to employees who are working under him, he either takes them to travel by train both sides or one side flight and the other side train. I never understand why the budgets suddenly go down.”
Quadhar is trying to understand the reason behind this kind of in-balanced treatment for the employees who work for the same organization and the same project.
He then modified the travel request accordingly and presented it to the transport admin team.
After that, he called Ishanthto his cabin.
“Hey Ishanth.Come on, sit down. I called you to talk regarding farewell arrangements for Uthrani.”
“I was actually intending to talk to you regarding the same Quadhar. Thanks that you thought about it. What shall we do Quadhar?”
“You have to take care of it Ishanth. I will not be available on Thursday and Friday.”
“Why so Quadhar? It is her last day at our office.”
“I understand Ishanth. But then the project which we are working on should be presented to the clients and so I am travelling to Pune on Wednesday night.”
“Oh okay. Thyagarajan told about this last week right.”
“Yes. Exactly.That one.”
“I am really sorry Ishanth. I hope you will take care of it well.”
“Sure Quadhar. Don’t worry about that. I will take care.”
After the discussion, Ishanth went back to his seat and Quadhar resumed his work.
Quadhar is doing his best to oversee both the project works and also to look for an opportunity at his home town so that he can leave this and go back to Hyderabad.
On the other side, Uthrani started explaining about all the projects she is handing to the new resource who just joined the team that day morning. Uthrani got a confirmed release date and so she planned to meet all her friends and colleagues for the one last time before she flees back to her home town leaving Bengaluru.
(09:30 PM Wednesday)
Quadhar travelled to Pune and reached the hotel room.After checking in, he got freshened up and got hold of the steps down to the dining hall to have his dinner.When he is about to open the door of the restaurant, he got a call to his mobile number.
“How are Quadhar?”
“Yeah fine Prem. How about you?”
“I am also fine Quadhar. I have important news for you.”
“What is it Prem?”
“I talked to my HR and forwarded your resume. Today they called and me and said that there is a readily available opening.”
“Wow. That’s really wonderful news.”
“Yes Quadhar. But then there is a little…”
“What is that Prem? Tell me.”
Guess the story: Why is Prem hesitating to share the news with Quadhar?
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