It was long journey, a true learning experience with some failures and more success. If I look back, I can still recall 9th Aug 2003 when I joined Grmtech for some extra money. By then I was working in Alumnus Software Limited, another great company to work. I made through alumnus after 5 rounds of interview. I was enjoying the life at alumnus with some quality work on Prof Jenkins (an e-learning tool), Mobile games based on J2ME, Java based application to convert static pages to dynamic pages (I was very happy to complete this tool, truly a great tool) and good documentation challenges with Automata. When I loved working harder there, my pocket did not allow me to carry the job without money. I then submitted applications at Alumnus for money but I could not get enough to support my traveling and expenses (fair enough as I was just a summer trainee). I then decided to work on additional projects through our four member group Idealog to earn some extra money. Then Sherry (another member of Idealog, who is now in Symantec) informed me about a job offer at Grmtech, which he came to know through Kolkata Linux group. I decided to apply casually and surprisingly I was called for an interview and more surprisingly I got selected with a bond of one year.
Once I informed all the friends about my selection in a company called Grmtech (which was then a virgin company for all the Nimcians) I got mixed reactions esp. due to the bond factor. Somehow I decided to join Grmtech after some good thought. My plan was to Work for 3 to 4 months to earn some money for a Sony T610.
I started working for Grmtech right on 9th Aug 2003, exactly three years back. Next 4 to 5 months were not easy for me as addition to Grmtech tasks I had to complete my projects at Alumnus (which I did), had to finish my trimester classes, projects and exams (which I did and scored good marks too 🙂 ). I never thought my professional relationship with Grmtech would last this long, I am happy it did. This three years I have made many transitions, from a programmer to a manager, from a manager to a leader, from tech field to marketing and recently to HR. I do not know money wise how much I have earned as I could have tried and fetched a job of 25k then but one thing is sure that I have earned and learned many qualities. I will always be thankful to our seniors. They have always shared their experience to help me make better decisions. After working with them I have started respecting experience. It was a great experience to work with many Grmtech members. I must thank God for all His blessings and this great opportunity to work at Grmtech as a leader. Next month Grmtech will be shifting to a better office, looking forward to the next phase of my life.