Days of our Lives!

May 23, 2005

I report to the Big Blue

Filed under: My Dayz,work(place) — Santhosh @ 11:04 PM

The first day was sorta dry actually… We reported at the conference hall of atria at around 9am… the 2 contact persons sonia valson n shobha kannan were knockouts… hope i get to work with such people… about 110 comprise our batch… people from nit’s from trichy, warangal n calicut, iit chenai, some coll frm anantpur (JNTU i think), n some kerala coll r wit us… first session til tea break was ppts n videos n ibm info…

Dress code is ok… no jeans or shorts or sleeveless (well, officially)… hmmmm, we’ll see about that… anything else allowed (what else is there)… work is 45 hrs a week n 5 days a week… we were then ask’d to fill all sorts of bonds and insurance and cards and other material… cant think of any forms that they may have missed to ask us to fill in… in short they want us to be independent but follow directions blindly, be totally answerable yet take responsibility, be cozy and intimate with ibm so that they can repay by booting us out… well, welcome to the big bad corporate world…

Lunch was then declared which was a buffet and not exactly gr8 food… sonia n shobha then deserted us and 3 others whom i wud not exactly call fine specimens of the female species came in… so i guess am excused for not being able to recall their names… these three and bharadwaj, who finally made his entry, then proceeded decide our future by dividing us into batches…

There r basically 3 domains n they divided us according to our profiles n history into them… i personally think if they’d actually gone into our ‘history’ (as they called it), half of us wud probably have not made it here in the first place… the 3 domains are unix, dbms and EAD(enterprise application development)… totally 4 batches of 25 to 28 ppl wit 2 batches of EAD… i dunno wat they saw in my profile to put me in development proj training… i, bala, alex, archana are in EAD1…

5 weeks of training til july 2 wit sundays hols…
i sincerely hope they dont call us in for labs on sundays…
1st week is communication, presentation and QMS(quality mgmt systems)…
2nd week is RDBMS in oracle, java scrip and ASP…
3rd week is java (which incidentally includes advanced java) and html script…
4th week is db2, WSAD, EAI, MVC and something else…
last wk is unix, struts and java swing…
dunno wat else is there to learn in the software field…

The unix n dbms batches hv training of just 3 wks til jun 17 only… unix batches hv to learn only c, cpp, unix n communication in their 3 weeks… some people have all the goddamn luck…

first week of comm n presentation for us is in an ibm office (MANTRI) in btm layout… the rest in some comp center called ALMAZ (hope the food is good) on airport rd… really dunno how far these people plan on taking outsourcing to… others have their entire training in comp centers only…

with yet more ppts, the day winded up… and guys, i never got to have a look at the girls’ coll opposite to atria, which ibm had so cleverly put in as the landmark in our call letters…

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