The spiritual land. The mystical land. The land of ‘values’ and ‘culture’ and all that jazz.
A land of people who are a part of the rat race.
There are so many of us…sooooo many of us that getting a job is tough. And the kind of job that you want? EVEN tougher.
People work for 14 – 16 hours a day in a lot of places to make more moolah…but that’s what sucks cos you have no time to spend that god damn moolah!
Since we want the West to invest in us, we make our human capital slog their asses off. We are ‘cheap labour’ after all.
Weekends are no longer weekends.
Leaving office on time is a crime.
Saying no to extra work which keeps you from exercising and spending time with your family is a crime. Who cares if I get a heart attack as long as the project is done on time na?
And my generation – which wants work life balance and wants a healthy life is scoffed at – we apparently are ‘lazy’ and don’t want to ‘work hard’. Yeah right. Sorry for wanting a life.
I really feel that its high time that employees in India (I’m talking about the white collar folks – we don’t have to feel guilty about it! NO – we work hard as well! ) started getting compensated for working overtime – the law states so but no one practices this in reality. So we continue slogging away, without being compensated for it. We are expected to go ‘above and beyond’ the call of duty. Every time. All the time.
I go to work at 8: 30 am. I come back by 8 – 8:30 PM. I don’t really have time to do anything else. Its exhausting.
I wish there was a solution to this.
Life isn’t all about work you know. When I die, I don’t want my epitaph to read – ‘and so ended her rat race’. Will have to do something about this.
Over and out people…over and out!