January 26, 2006

Hmm...HR did u say?

I am mean. Very very at times. But I cant help but laugh when I see folks with zilch experience in HR talk about their 'passion' for it. Mind you, I was one of them. Till sometime ago. I once wanted to blog about HR,infact almost decided to start one on it. Gautam does a good job and he's been in the industry for more than 5 years. So you know he aint talking through his hat. He knows his stuff.

Coming back to nubile newbies. What do u mean when you say you are 'passionate' about HR? When an employee makes you run 10 times before he fills in the appraisal form, will you still be so 'passionate'? And multiply that 10 times run * more than 100 employees. Fine. Automate it.

You train the employees and bring them to a better level. You act as a 'facilitator'. When the numbers grow, you outsource it to a leading T & D firm.

You need human resources. You chalk out the manpower planning and get down to recruitment. If it's a quaterly exercise,you do it yourself. If its a weekly one like in an ITes sector,you outsource it. But please be there for the exit interviews. Attrition is so high, HR is more busy taking care of those leaving instead of the ones joining.

Time Office and leave management are all again taken care of by automation.

Industrial disputes are better dealt by lawyers. And anyway, how many new age HR grads know their Labour Laws?

Organisation Development is handed to consultants.

Yeah if there's any ERP to be implemented,HR will chip in with their functional consultant. Ah, of some use after all.

Work culture needs to be taken care of. If each line manager and superior takes adequate care of his Dept and subordinates as per the guidelines, isnt culture taken care of at the micro and macro level too? Mind the seconds; hours take care of themselves?

So,all the HR Freaks...what the hell are you passionate about??

© Zarine.

January 21, 2006

Pet Peeves

One more tag..and again..Puneet it is!

X = People/folks/persons (u get the picture ;) )

  1. X who dont reply to SMSes and e-mails. Too busy, u see!
  2. These same folks calling up and mailing you frantically when they 'need' you.
  3. When am interrupted while making a point.
  4. I'm real pissed off when in a debate, X simply rubbishes my points with a wave of his hand and smirks.
  5. X who say they'd call / drop by, but never really do.
  6. Too many questions.
  7. When my sis wants the fan on at a full blast and then uses the quilt!! WTH!!!
  8. When it takes more than 20-25 mins for my order to be served. On more than one occassion,I've walked out.
  9. X who cant make up their minds even after the deed is done. Typical eg. :- Purchase something- come home-think-think-think- go back to the shop-exchange!!
  10. X who judge others by their taste in books/clothes/music/food/TV channel/etc. Preferances can never judge the whole persona.
  11. When X cant take on me straight and use the Bypass Attack technique to get even.
  12. X who make fun of other X's personality/religion/or anything which is a personal choice.
  13. X who cant make a decent conversation in simple english.
  14. X who cant handle a joke. Stiff upper-lipped people.
  15. X who indulge in looooooooonnnnnnnngggggg meaningless small talk, esp over the phone.
  16. Orkut and its bad donut naatak!
  17. X who claim they know me too well. Save three, none can claim that.
  18. When people are judged based on IQ, instead of their EQ.
  19. Snobs.
  20. When US of A is referred to with much reverance. God knows for what.
A new set of bloggers this time around...umm..

  1. Insidemamind
  2. Manish
  3. Kon??
  4. Sameer

© Zarine.

January 13, 2006

Wah wah!!

With the MBA program coming to its end there's a spate of parties, averaging to 2 per day! Its at these places when the guys are in their real elements. Sample this couplet by one of them:-

"Hai jo tere ishq mein itna khauff,
Hai jo tere ishq mein itna khauff,
Then just F**k off, f**k off, f**k off!! "


© Zarine.

January 02, 2006


Yay. The New Year started with a bang. Literally and physically :))

Poor me was in an auto which looked real sad. The auto wala should've been in his Harem,counting his last days...but he chose otherwise. He drove the auto with so much zest,it would put the super sonic pilots to shame. And he banged into a bike. The auto jerked suddenly to the left - out I fell - auto followed suit - the whole damn machine landed on my ankle - OUCH!!!!!!

What next? Hospital, of course!! Thankfully had a pal - Ketan - along. Few moments of pain seem like eternity.I realised this when I was sitting outside the hospital, holding my ankle in agony and the watchman refused the wheelchair. Ketan tried his best to drive sense into the guy, but he wouldnt listen. He wanted us to take another entrance which led to the OPD. But here I could barely stand, leave along walking that distance. Someone else came along and thankfully let us in,with me on the wheelchair.

Trust me, I felt so funny. Sitting on that wheelchair and being wheeled about. Recalling the whole incident makes me nauseatic. I dunno how I was smiling and grinning at that point,now I can hardly stomach that experience. X -Ray revealed it was Ankle Contusion
The Doc said..go home..and rest. So me is resting for another 4-5 days now.

God bless me.

© Zarine.