She cannot tell her mother that she cannot accompany her as she would start getting tensed from now.
Thinking about all these things, she was not able to get sound sleep that night.
(11: 30 AM – Next morning)
Uthrani reached office early to the office that day and started working on the piece that was assigned to her the previous day. She is working hard continuously without even taking time outs.
(11: 47 AM)
Uthrani sent a message through office internal communicator to her TL Mr. Quadhar to talk to him regarding her leave which she had already planned and applied 4 weeks back. When she asked Quadhar that she wants to speak to him, he called her to come to his cabin.
“Yes Uthrani. What is that you want to speak with me? Anything wrong in the module?”
“All right. Tell me.”
“Quadhar. The work that was assigned to me will be completed in 2 more days. And with that, my part of the work in this module will be discharged. I will send it for Quality Analysis by Thursday noon. And if there are minor turn around, I will be able to fix them by Thursday evening. So…”
“Oh that’s nice Uthrani. You were also so supportive of the team with quick response time.”
“Thank you Quadhar. So, as I will be done with my part,” Uthrani is about to remind him about the leave which she had applied to travel to home town along with her mom. And in the meantime, they were interrupted by the person who belongs to the Quality Analysis team.
A person just walked into Quadhar’s cabin. And when he saw Quadhar and Uthrani, he just gave up and said “Oh. Sorry Quadhar. I will come later.”
“Hey, that’s okay Ravi. Tell me. What happened?”
“Quadhar. Its regarding the module. We are seeing a lot of bugs in the module that we experienced last week. I want one among your team to sit with the Quality Analysis team and also first of all we need some walk through of the code and workflow as we were a little bit confused on that.”
“Very well. That’s fine Ravi. Uthrani from the development team will assist your team. Uthrani please take care of that activity” said Quadhar looking at Uthrani.
Uthrani cannot say no as it is not a bigger task. But, she also cannot say yes as it will kill some of her development time. As she had no other chance, she chose that task.
“Ok Quadhar. I will admit that” replied Uthrani.
“Thank you Quadhar. And Thank you Uthrani” said Ravi, who belongs to the QA team and left the cabin.
“Uthrani. If there is nothing to speak, can you go and start that right now. So that they don’t delay it any more. They were actually supposed to give us the results by yesterday evening and now they are coming and saying that they need another walk through on the work flow.”
“Okay Quadhar. I will take care of it immediately. Quadhar, I am actually here to speak regarding my leave.”
“I have applied for leave 4 weeks back for this coming Friday and Monday.”
“Oh yeah. Sorry I forgot that.”
“Can I take that vacation Quadhar?”
“Uthrani. I am so sorry for this. But, I don’t think you can take that now in this crucial period. We have to deliver this in just 2 more weeks and now I cannot grant leave for you.”
“But Quadhar, this is very important for me. I applied it 4 weeks back and also I haven’t taken any leave in the last 4 months.”
“I understand Uthrani. But I cannot do anything in this situation.”
“Quadhar. I will make sure that I complete all the work that was assigned to me and then only I will go for vacation.”
“Let’s not waste both of our time discussing on this. First finish the chores and then we can discuss this. One thing I can say for sure. There are very less chances.”
Uthrani left the cabin. Quadhar’s reply disappointed her very much. But then she dint lose her confidence. As he threw a little hope that he can approve leave if she can finish the tasks and so she decided to work even late nights and finish the job so that she can travel along with her mom
Ishanth saw Uthrani working at her desk very seriously without even turning her head.
“Hey Uthrani. Today also you will stay late?”
“Yes Ishanth. I spoke with Quadhar regarding my leave.”
“Oh. What did he say?”
“He said he can approve if I can complete the task by Thursday.”
“Wow. That’s cool. Will you be able to complete?”
“Working on it.”
“What time you are planning to start?”
“I will be leaving late.”
“Okay then book cab today.”
“Sure Ishanth. Don’t worry. I won’t trouble you.”
“Not like that Uthrani.”
“Okay. Okay. I am just kidding. So, how is your work going?”
“It’s just going on and on.”
Ishanth and Uthrani had a little talk just to come out of that work mood as they are working tight for long hours at a stretch. This is actually common in that project from the last few months. But, this kind of work is new for Ishanth as he always comes to the office on time and leaves on time.
Uthrani turned off her system and got ready to depart for the day. She informed Ishanth and started from there. After a few minutes, she turned over the cab area and waited for her cab. After 3 minutes, a person approached her and addressed her.
“Madam. Are you Uthrani?”
“You have booked for a cab to Mahadevapura right?”
“Sir is calling you inside. Please come with me.”
Uthrani walked inside the cab help desk room to meet the manager there.
“Madam. We have the cab ready for you. But.”
“But? What happened sir?”
“There is no one else, you have to go alone. Also today we are in short of security guards to accompany.”
“If you are okay then you can go in the cab.”
Guess the story: Will Uthrani prefer cab without security guard?
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