I still remember my first day at job. It felt like the first day at school as if I was starting a new journey all over again. Belonging to a well to do family, it was never a need of hour to pursue a job. Throughout my early days at work, my parents told me not to worry about my expenses. Thanks to that, I never really had to care about my expenses when I used to be in debt having spent all my salary in travelling.
My first pay check was worth 5500 INR. It was a ten day salary that I got on a month end from my date of joining. Trust me, that was one of the most happiest day of my life. And contrary to what I used to do of the pocket money I used to get from my parents, I didn’t feel like spending a penny. Later that evening, all of my fresher friends had a small party at a dhaba. Instead of going for something expensive, that desi dhaba food gave us the joy that no five star hotel could.
This is where it all started!
Gradually I started realising the value of money and started saving it. This is the biggest lesson that my first job taught me. I realised how hard our parents must be working for giving us the lifestyle we are having today.
Two and half years passed away in a blink of eye. I am no more a ‘fresher’ but I call myself one. Feels like yesterday that I joined this company and it’s already the time to leave. It feels like, I have adopted this company in my heart for life. I did have my break throughs where I felt like quitting, but I kept going. Even a 5000 bucks salary hike meant like a big achievement.
Before resigning, I questioned myself, “Is this happening for real?”. I extended it for a while, but finally made a choice. Choice, that I never in my heart wanted to make. Now that I am serving my notice period, I quite often get a call from my HR and manager asking me if my decision is final and there is a piece of my heart, which screams, No!
But as they say,
‘You can’t always wait for the perfect time. Sometimes, you have to dare to do it because life is too short to wonder what could have been.’
The time has finally arrived and today if you ask me of the toughest decision of my life, I would count this in one of those. With the days coming closer, I have started valuing this company even more. There is a series of flashback of memories of how and where it all began and who I am now.
I feel, our first job not only gives us our first earning, but it also gives us a new perspective to how we look at things. It gives us a new personality. It makes us value every little thing and change that we go through. It makes us a better person.In my heart, I can never say a good bye to this job for what it has given me is way more precious than any other expensive thing that I own.
Thank You Infosys, for making me a better human!