Lessons Corporate Life Taught me
Today I complete two years in an IT Industry. This is my first job and it will always be very special to me. This work experience has not only developed my technical skills, but has also groomed me as a whole new disciplined person.
Back is college when staying up late and still managing to attend the morning lecture used to be ‘cool’, but now nine hours of peaceful sleep is the best feeling in the world. Bunking lectures cannot be replaced by bunking office or even a small fifteen minute meeting in office.
During graduation we used to be judged on our final year scores which had nothing to do with the physical presentation, battles were won behind the scenes, contrary to the corporate, where presentation and communication skills are the key to make your presence felt in the crowd of hundreds.
Things have taken a 360 degrees turn from what I used to be two years back. I am proud of the changes that I see in myself.Earning peanuts have made me realise the value of money. Back then, I used to be adamant of what I wanted even if it was not required and irritate my parents till the moment I used to get it. I remember crying my ass off because I wanted an iPad (which my parents didn’t buy and I still don’t have it, nor do I need it). Now, there are small things I do to save money, like cooking my own food instead of hiring a cook, partying at home instead of going out on weekends, etc, etc.
There is a certain kind of mental peace and security which corporate life brings along with itself. Working with professionals who have been in this industry and reaching to the position they are at, not only gives a sense of self pride, but it also motivates me to push my limits and work even harder. People with family make me respect my parents even more, cause it shows how much effort has been done behind the scenes in bringing us up to fulfil all our demands and still smiling through the tough patches of life.
Before you enter the corporate world, you always have someone to mentor you and rectify your mistakes, be it your parents or teachers or friends. But once you are in the corporate world, you gain an individuality, where you commit mistakes, fall down and get up all stronger. Your experience and position teaches you. Every fall is worth it.
Corporate has taught me to fight for what is mine and how important I am to myself. Not only do I value my work, but I have also started respecting myself as a person. And now that I am in it, I am never going to look back. I hope I leave my mark.