Tuesday, April 21, 2009

You are a winner and a rebel too....

The other day someone sent a forward, which said

"You are a winner" - remember that you were the first sperm that reached the egg while you were in your mother's womb.

In the same logic - we can say that

"You are a rebel" - remember you are a direct descendant of the first rebellious monkey that got off the tree - long long ago...

In my deep rooted love for process and innovation, I always want to mention that "The first monkey did not follow the process, so it innovated itself to humans... "

Friday, April 3, 2009

Catbert - in India

Of late every other IT company in India is firing their over-sized employees (over-sized is not the physical attribute for the employees, but the number of folks working in their company).  In last few years, these same folks recruited jonnies, left, right and center; now when the going got tough, the tough (HR) got going…

Catbert – the loved evil-HR-director…  is giving tips to Indian IT HR folks…

Here are some stories that are circulating as a word-of-mouth…

1.      
In one company, HR called the fellow into their gallows (chamber) and asked the convict to take out a coin and toss it five times.  The idea being if he could toss three or more Heads in the five flips, he can stay on.

2.      
Somewhere in Bangalore, there was a company, where all the employees were ushered into a wedding hall (around 5000 member size of company).  All the employees with odd numbered employee code were asked to raise their left hand. Then the folks who are left handed were asked to lower their hands.  Finally, those who were left with their hands raised were fired.

Finally Catbert is having a field day in India… Hope at least this time, the correction stays for good...

As I always - Life is a sinosoidal curve - waves are bound to happen... ;-)