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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Beware of those Odd creatures!!!

Recently got a chance to read about an extra-ordinary soul... before reaching him, just go thru some of my scribblings too.. Whether it is in a job or in an academical institute, we need to move with seniors or tutors. Hopefully you would have encountered any one of the following personalities.

1) The magnanimous person who is very nice to you and is forthcoming in clarifying your doubts. These people give futher advices voluntarily for improvement in our work.

2) Those who accept us as too complicated and doesn't enter into our territory. They just let us present our findings and reports, untouched. Either it must be because of confidence on us or due to less confidence on themselves to handle it.

3) There is another set of people, who don't pass on any work related info to us voluntarily. We need to go, beg and pull information from them to develop our career. If you have capability to extract, you survive in the game. Otherwise, you will be classfied as dumb.

4) There exists this dangerous category who doesn't allow you to go up after knowing your skills. They delegate things to you and will be waiting for you to complete your work. Once it is ready, it will be snatched from you and presented to the Management without giving due credits to you.

Nowadays, many project results are achieved due to teamwork. So, snatching cannot be done visibly there. But still recognition of your efforts depend on your seniors presentation to the management. So, you need to pray for your luck too. I presume that in entertainment sectors these attitudes are more prevalent & rampant... whether it is stealing of one's story, lyrics, music etc., Musclemen wins over the weak people. (Mohanlal's recent Malayalam hit 'Udayananu Tharam' is on this line only)

How about the medical services? Do you think your ability will be overshadowed by some high profile personality tactics? Eventhough it is possible,it cannot continue for long nowadays. Talents are spotted quickly in this medical industry and brought out to the light soon.

But it seems Mr.Hamilton Naki, was unlucky in those days. He was the black surgeon who was behind the worlds' first recepient of a transplanted human heart. But his contribution to the field was overshadowed by the apartheid laws and never revealed (immediately!!) by the chief surgeon Mr.Christian Barnard. Eventhough, Mr.Naki was recognised & honoured at the end of his life, it was too late for he earned less than what he contributed to the society. Here is the article which I read on this great soul, which ignited me to make this post.

As I said earlier, your fate is determined by your luck of getting a kind superior. You may also be one of the above personalities while your Junior approaches you. Pl. note.... and take care of your juniors.

So far, I have not experienced the fourth personality alone.. in my graph. Hopefully, I would never.

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Blogger AF said...

Good Post Ram.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:33:00 PM  
Blogger ROBBIE said...

haha! seems like you are throwing caution in the wind... I enjoyed reading it!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 4:34:00 PM  
Blogger Prabu Karthik said...

sishyanai "amukkura" gurus neraya peru. true.
super link Ram

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 6:37:00 PM  
Blogger Kaps said...

reminded me of the movie Sur which had Lucky Ali in the lead (the songs were too good).

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 8:46:00 PM  
Blogger Ramana Siddharth said...

ram...this was awesome...having been a cso at a bpo i know that all these kinds of superiors exsist...i am glad u have been able 2 catogorise them...i have experienced the 4th type...the tl's and project managers treat the cso's like dirt...which is y i qwit my last job btw...

what i like abt ur posts most is that they are just the right length,hit the nail on the hed and 2 d point.keep it up!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 4:12:00 AM  
Blogger Chakra Sampath said...

very good post... 4th is the most dreaded one.. thankfully i haven't faced anyone in that category.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 4:43:00 AM  
Blogger tt_giant said...

I have seen more of the categories 2 and 3. 4 - I dont want to see..

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 6:09:00 AM  
Blogger sen said...

"manaivi amaivathellam iraivan kodutha varam"...
we can say
"Manager amaivathellam iraivan kodutha varam" :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 1:00:00 PM  
Blogger Ganesh said...

good one ram

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 2:14:00 PM  
Blogger Ganesh said...

can you write your experience with Shivananda Sevashram they have been doing wonderful service.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 2:15:00 PM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

it is good to note that none of you had experience with the 4th character except siddharth... good that he has also quit that position. hope we reciprocate the same thing to our juniors...

Thursday, July 14, 2005 1:21:00 AM  
Blogger G3 said...

nice post, Ram. I liked the classification.

Thursday, July 14, 2005 7:12:00 PM  
Blogger eV said...

Nice post, but as for Naki, Economist has come up with a clarification at the bottom of the page you had linked to. And the clarification is pretty much a retraction.

Btw, the clarification was posted on 14th July - more than a month since the original article but ironically, the day after you had posted your article :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 5:29:00 AM  
Blogger Ram.C said...


EV...thanks for bringing that article to my attention. As u said, it has happened just the next day. Surprising. 'Wikipedia' has also changed the contents along with Economist corrections.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 7:11:00 AM  

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