Sitting idle... need advice? What to do in current situation!!

Hi all There are times in our life when we willingly or unwillingly take break from the work life as well as the student life. These are the times when we are sitting idle at home but want to explore new avenues for ourselves. And during expl…

Hi all

There are times in our life when we willingly or unwillingly take break from the work life as well as the student life. These are the times when we are sitting idle at home but want to explore new avenues for ourselves. And during exploration, we need some guidance from those who have been there and done it before.

To cater to similar queries, here is the thread where all those who are sitting idle at home and are looking forward to explore new opportunities, can post there queries and get it answered from senior puys who have been through the same phase or have experienced the same happening in lives of others.

Feel free to shoot your queries regarding the same and fellow puys shall answer them and help you to deal with the situation in the best possible way.

Hope this thread shall help you all !! :thumbsup:

Link to the older thread related to personal/career related dilemma is http://www.pagalguy.com/discussions/personal-career-cat-job-dilemma-queries-a-repository-25009670

Cheers!

Hi : plz dont open new threads use search option instead ;)

Kidding nice thread vision :)

I want to share my exp in brief

I am farzi Engg During the pre final year of my Engg I decided to do MBA,
Then i appeared for CAT XAT and many other exams failed miserably

Then after completing my Engg I decided to take a gap for further preps> i studied well if not very good i thought i can secure my admission in atleast any one of top 20 clgs.

Then came exam season and i performed worse than last year with preps also i cant figure out any reason so i was worried that my whole year is wasted :shocked: now sat home for months doing nothing (;)) Then i decided to take MH CET i targeted top 3 clgs started preps again but the interest was gone.
Appeared for CET scored not so good marks but got admission in top 5 clg :)

Then i decided to take admission and appear for CAT again (2011).But after coming to clg i felt that forget it why shd i waste one more year if i didnt score well in cat 2011.So decided to focus on MBA ;)

My exp of siiting wasnt that bad rather i got time to clear my head and spent some valuable time with family 😃 But this may not be the case for someone who quit the job for CAT and sat home.

PS:Dont be afraid of failures be patient and find ur way out hope to see more posts

Nice thread...:) Well i am in the similar condition at this point of time..I completed my B.Tech from a decent government college..All my college life,i dreamt of doing MBA as i had heard that this MBA degree promises of giving a nice happening life,fat pay packets blah..blah..:D Well in my first attempt,i couldn't get call from top10-15 clgs and i got placement in a core pvt company and all my dreams shattered ...i hated my job..i felt as if i was wasting my life...and so, i resigned after 5 months..For last 7-8 month,i am sitting at home...in starting,i thought of doing MBA prep and did too...but you know ,when you are at home ,doing nothing but thinking,you figure out a lot of things...Now i think ,MBA actually is not for me..Spending that much money ,just for getting a job is how much justifiable...well i need something else...i am looking for job again..,perhaps government job this time...:D

It was a day wen i was idle, that i got the idea of doing an MBA, to be specific, try CAT.. I juz dont wanna be another guy who completed his BE from a not-so-good engineering college and getting placed in an IT company and experiencing jitters when recession comes !! I wanted to prove myself to the world.

many a times i juz keep starring at the walls and ceiling of my room dreaming about my future and voila, I start working for CAT after that, I just feel dreaming and visualizing gives me motivation, looking forward to my D-Day.. (oct 28th)

Phew! and I thought I was the only one thinking about it

I am not sitting idle at present, I in a software job and IT SUCKS!! I can't bear those faces, those managers, that late night work (many times for nothing..just a US call..where many a times I am not required..pathetic). I am seriously thinking about quitting this horrible job, I don't have another job right now and I won't try for the private sector at all. Thank god, I couldn't make it to any of the B-Schools last year and reluctantly took up this job lured by the fat pkg and the "brand". Now I know I don't want my future to be even an inch similar to that of those manager's present. Hence I am geared up for the govt. sector.

Having said that, I always knew I wanted to do an MBA thanks to my cousin who landed in d best b-school and now with the handsomest pkg..but the work he does and the environment is simply not my choice. I have, after wasting an year realized the value of the expression "Always do what interests you".

But still, greed takes you to hell, and the greed of the fat pkg after mba (whose chances are meager...I know all that comes up in the news ALL STUDENTS GOT BUMPER salaries 😁 is fake..a major componenet of this "ctc" is the unreliable bonus..and only those who actualy love doing this kinda work make big bucks..majority remains in the pool of average pays amongst the MBAs..left cribbing about the job) makes me give it another last try this year..knowing I would still crib with that job like at present if I get through..but with better prep and 10% zeal to do an MBA I am hanging in between :splat:

There goes my "short" story 😁

Posted in http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/career...s-bank-po.html (My life as a Bank PO) .....and after discussing with 3 friends who already are PO, 1 in BOB, 1 in Canara Bank and 1 in OBC.....decided that I will not go for it...They all told me that you will be out of touch with rest of the world..Managers will give you any kind of work which is pending and there is no management there..you will be far away from your family, friends and there is no guarantee that you will get home posting even after 10 years..all of my friends will leave job in max 1-2 months and are applying somewhere else..

My father is in PNB and he tells me that after every 3-4 years there is a transfer..If you want promotion you need to take these transfers..

Don't know whether I am doing right or not...I left my job 6-7 days back to join Andhra Bank but after searching and searching and discussing with many of the people, I took the decision of not going and will cancel the tickets today itself.

Extremely sorry if this post hurt any of the aspiring pagalguy...These were just my thoughts after a lot of search and not to depress any of you..

No job for me now but I am happy that I will live with my family now in Delhi itself

I was preparing for CAT, then suddenly i took a break and travelled North east for music concerts. though i dont want to get into an IT firm or take my preparations seriously i like solving papers and like reading from this forum..puys are the only string attached back to my MBA days..rest are musical.. :cheers:

whether you think sitting IDLE is gud or bad, either way you are right :P...it depends on us how we take it...but try to avoid taking a gap or break unless it is worth taking....i dropped an year after my graduation, BBA just because i am an average student and was not sure of clearing the semester without any backs 😁 but fortunately i did....but still i dropped so i was regreting y did i do it...then started preparing for entrances and failed miserably in CAT(1st online version 1st day 1st show-server failed several times)...scored well in MAT and SNAP..got admission in a just more than average college but couldn't take admission due to some other problem...and then again i was all blank asking myself whats next? ultimately i got into not so good IP university delhi.

YOU people must be thinking that my whole year got wasted and didnt produce any result either...but i think the other way round..during this whole year i used to search for additional courses and certification..i gained a great amount of knowledge..through internet...i improved upon my communication skills, language skills(still average) general knowledge business knowledge etc...and today i am pursuing CFA and will soon register for NCFM certifications..had i not dropped an year i would have never improved upon myself and would have never knw about these certifications..i transformed myself and today i am sure and confident enough that i can justify my year gap easily @ time of the interview...and i have become more confident. this was not the case an year before...so its not only about scoring in CAT n fetching calls but about how you use your time.
i have gained a good knowledge during this 1 year gap and have designed my career path accordingly. earlier i was a confused soul now i am confident clear and determined.

Hello puys,
SITTING IDLE, it is really most difficult job in the world. I can say I am sitting idle since like 4 years. Officially it is not 4 years I done graduation in commerce but still I would say I was sitting. MBA was not mere a choice but, it was a dream, dream from heart. Why? only answer is packages! yeah one gets flabbergasted when he see people can get packages in crore too. So, I was in 12th when decided to go for MBA in future. I was so bad in my performance that no good college has an engineering seat for me. So, where to go now? Bcom? not bad idea, it will be additional advantage for MBA. Then right at my first year of Bcom I went to some private class and asked what can I do for CAT from right now? they had no courses for three years so they said, come a year later( practically they could advice me a lot but at that time I was not hen with golden eggs). So I totally wasted my first year, just for information, I belong to some University where you just need to spend 1 week in whole year for studying and passing with first class. I can say I have done all my graduation studies in 21 days: all other time I was sitting idle. At final year I given many exams, had mixed results with few calls from good institutes. But at the end I was not satisfied with colleges I was getting. So taken chance again, whole year, sitting home! This time my performances in exams were better but my attitude changed. I was on conclusion that MBA is not for me. This reflected in GDs and PIs and I was out of the race. Then I joined Job bank job to see is Government right for me? and it was good experience, I resigned in one month and decided to study for higher Gov jobs like civil services. While preparing I came to know dirty stuffs in it too and for honest person like me who is also workaholic Gov job is really dumb idea. So, I am giving MBA entrance exams again but still don't know where I will land up. And for an instance this idle time is hardest time in my life, but future looks promising, so what is most important according to me to do in idle time is keeping fingers crossed because one can really get frustrated and lose even what he has.

Nice initiative.........It feels good to see that I not the only one sitting idle at home :)

Here goes my story....

I did my engineering (don't know why) and later on joined the biggest IT company of India..... But the work profile that I got was pathetic...... I always knew that I did not want to make my career in IT, but still I continued working in the company.... I simply didn't have courage and confidence to get a new job and start fresh for making my career in finance........ Thus I kept on doing my job for almost 2 years....... But then with each passing day my frustration went on increasing..... In the end decided to do mba and prepared for it..... At the end of bond period I resigned from my company.......Luckily, I got decent percentile in CAT but got screwed big time in all other exams......

My CAT performance gave me confidence and I decided to prepare for CFA Level 1...... since I didn't have any finance background, I decided to concentrate fully on preparing for CFA and did not search for any job....... I thought I will be able to convert atleast one call........ I got calls from 4 top colleges of India, but was not able to convert a single call......... Also missed JBIMS by 10 marks....... Seeing all this, I had lost all hope..... Then came the good news... I had passed my CFA level 1 exam..... So forgetting all the failures I decided to give CAT and other exams again and so started searching for job ( in finance).......But its been three months, I did not even get a call for interview........

So if anyone of the puy has been through similar situation, then please suggest how should I justify this gap........ Till june, I can say I prepared for CFA Level 1....... but then I will have to justify what I did after that..... Currently I am doing another certification in finance and attending a workshop for it.....I am going to again start my job search after CAT and simultaneously start my preparation for CFA level 2 - June 2012...

PS: I don't regret resigning from my previous job........ I tried my best to get a job after june... Also since I am learning more about finance ( in which i want to make my career) with each passing day, in that sense I am satisfied.... I am posting here, so that I can justify this properly in my MBA interviews.....I want to know how can I put this in front of interview panel without sounding arrogant or irresponsible.....

Phew! and I thought I was the only one thinking about it

I am not sitting idle at present, I in a software job and IT SUCKS!! I can't bear those faces, those managers, that late night work (many times for nothing..just a US call..where many a times I am not required..pathetic). I am seriously thinking about quitting this horrible job, I don't have another job right now and I won't try for the private sector at all. Thank god, I couldn't make it to any of the B-Schools last year and reluctantly took up this job lured by the fat pkg and the "brand". Now I know I don't want my future to be even an inch similar to that of those manager's present. Hence I am geared up for the govt. sector.

Having said that, I always knew I wanted to do an MBA thanks to my cousin who landed in d best b-school and now with the handsomest pkg..but the work he does and the environment is simply not my choice. I have, after wasting an year realized the value of the expression "Always do what interests you".

But still, greed takes you to hell, and the greed of the fat pkg after mba (whose chances are meager...I know all that comes up in the news ALL STUDENTS GOT BUMPER salaries 😁 is fake..a major componenet of this "ctc" is the unreliable bonus..and only those who actualy love doing this kinda work make big bucks..majority remains in the pool of average pays amongst the MBAs..left cribbing about the job) makes me give it another last try this year..knowing I would still crib with that job like at present if I get through..but with better prep and 10% zeal to do an MBA I am hanging in between :splat:

There goes my "short" story :D


May i know the company you are working in? Actually i am idle too, waiting for the joining. Will be giving CAT 2012. I hope its not accenture .
rahulmn Says
May i know the company you are working in? Actually i am idle too, waiting for the joining. Will be giving CAT 2012. I hope its not accenture .

No, its definitely not Accenture, though I know the same sad story continues in every IT firm in India, but still there are many who enjoy the same :)

Don't worry, have a first hand experience at the job and then make up your mind. Varied people will give varied opinions, listen to them (not all) and move ahead.

Hi friends,
I am an ardent MBA aspirant for the last three years.I quit my job(TCS) in Sep end to prepare for CAT and "All those exams"......But after CAT life seems to have come to a Halt...I am tired of sitting idle and doing nothing...I have a decent experience of 2 yrs in TCS.....But still am not getting any job opportunities as of now...(Recession Blues!) ...
M not sure how this season will turn out for me...Its my grand Finale in any case..So I want to get a job and get going...Else wat would I tell those Guys(Those notorious B school Interviewers)...And wat would I do with my life if I don get through...
Please PM me if you have any job openings in your companies/institutions/Watever...
I am located in Bangalore as of now...But am open to relocating..Do let me know and PM me if you find anything suitable for me...I will send my resume to you so that you can refer it...Alternate suggestions are welcome...


Thanks a ton...
Email id:[email protected]

hav don grads in b.com honor n working as semantics accent & public speaking trainer since 2009. need a career in training & development so lukng for a gud hr or corporate training insti

This is not a advice of what to do when you are sitting at home.
I just wanted to let go of everything that was going inside me.

If you are not interested to read a loser's last 7 months story. DON'T READ !

I still don't know , why I am writing this. It 's a useless post on this thread.

March 2011 : Left my job.
Reason : Bola khuch , diya khuch w.r.t Salary :sneaky:

Sat at home from April till August.
April - August :
April - June
That time was . I was always in a fight either with my parents or my gf. Negativity had taken control of me.

My 2nd season had ended & scores dipping by more than 30 % then the first season in nearly every exam. I wanted to capitulate. I wanted to leave every thing. I wanted to live alone. Taunts from every where.

Even the motivational talk on the phone with the_hate , couldn't compel me to write one more season but his voice kept saying in my head ''You have to make your life easy & comfortable''

The B Schools which I was getting through were after Top 25. I didn't wanted to take a big educational loan & the return on Investment ? :-(:sneaky:

Few KIND WORDS from the people around me : -

''The words from my best friend : Rishabh. Abhi tak CAT de raha hai ?
If you couldn't crack CAT/XAT/FMS etc face it. Even my Dog can solve QA. Ha !!
I think you should go for MBA (Dist. Learning) & you will get 12,000 per month salary. That should be enough for you & Btw , I have got a job.7 Lakh Package !!
Ek to tu , BTECH nai hai , & you have done your BBA from an unknown univerity & you are eyeing IIMs ? Aukat nai hai , to itna mat uchla karo.
Aukat mei raho
. ''

The above lines in fun mood are Okey with me , but his tone was ''..........''

I kept sitting & thinking the same thing , again & again. And , at that time , due to unknown reasons I just couldn't concentrate on studies.
I joined CFP course , but didn't gave any exam. As a result my Father's hard earned money went down the drain.
Parents they also want that their children also get a nice life , but I always led them DOWN ! I can still recall the faces of my parents during that time.
The agony faced by them , I can never forgive my self , for being so stupid , lazy , ''Padai se jee churane wala'' & I dnt what !!


July
My father said if you are not going for MBA , go & search for a job.I put up in Faridabad. Apart from online applying process , I decided to go to the Delhi , Noida , gurgaon for a job. I took my CV.
I still remember those days, carrying nearly 30-50 CV's & going to DLF, Gurgaon for jobs. I used to go to every sky scraper there & to nearly every company to give my CV. Reply : Thank you , & we will let you know.
I sat near the tall buildings with my CV's in hand , head down towards earth filled with humiliation. People used to come in their long cars get into the buildings & I sat outside them. Little money in pocket & life screwed !

Shame , humiliation , embarrassment , put down & PAIN . This was my life.
I think that was the point , where I knew what Life is. What is seriousness ?
What is Failure ? After giving nearly 400 + Resumes in 3 cities , NO CALL ?

May be my friend was right ? I was at his stage because I didn't studied ? ? ?
The same case happened in Delhi & Noida.

August- Till Date - > Escape route ?
I joined a private banking institute who gives a PG Diploma in Banking.
Currently pursuing it & doing well , I think :)
Wrote CAT. Let's see .. what happens.
I have decided to improve my profile , with a big brand name on it , which I am sure will be getting it in a few months.

I am no 99 % tiler.I don't have a strings of 99.9 + in my mocks repository. Hell , I am 50 %tiler but I know where I stand right now & I know where I want to be.

Peace.

I just wanted to let go of everything that was going inside me.
If you are not interested to read a loser's last 7 months story. DON'T READ !
:
March 2011 : Left my job.
Reason : Bola khuch , diya khuch w.r.t Salary :sneaky:
:
Sat at home from April till August.
April - August :
:

Rishabh bhai,

First of all, hats off to you for having the courage to come on a forum to pour your heart out. Like you've pointed out, there's the risk for folks who don't know you to label you as a loser. And that could be worse for the self-esteem.

I'd probably have never had the guts to share so much...specially with strangers. And many who are in a similar situation might secretly be reading your post and waiting to see if any words of advice are forthcoming.

Those who haven't been through what you have gone through will never fully understand your background and frustration (including me). But when everything around looks dark, even a small candle can give the mind enough strength to fight on. So here's my little advice.

With due respect to competitive exams like the CAT, don't attach your self-worth to some objective test that is basically your ability to analyse words and numbers. It cannot test your real ability to be successful in life.

Your potential is much more than that.

I sucked at standardised tests too. I got a bad score in my GMAT. I was very tempted to give up all hope, but I felt I have nothing to lose by applying. I ended up with an admit from a top international bschool, got a job in a very competitive industry and now a few months back, I've chucked it all to start my own consulting venture.

I saw your photograph page. You've got some good stuff there, buddy. I'm guessing you've had no formal traning, but you enjoy the process. Your eyes see the world in a way the rest of us don't. Maybe you could explore something in that arena. Work in the media field or something that you like where CAT scores have no meaning. It may be a boring, non-creative role at first. But learn from the talented folks around you and keep getting some good experience.

Most important for you right now is to gain skills (not just additional degrees) that are valued by the market.

Don't keep waiting for the BIG break. It just makes it tougher to get the boat moving. Work with a smaller company even if it can't make your life 'easy & comfortable' (to use your phrase). And then make smaller transitions as you build up those skills.

And next time if you have to quit, let it be for reasons than salary :).

Important thing is for you to be able to honestly answer the question in this post --> Are you really happy?

Hope that helps in providing some direction.

Good luck with your results and the company offer you are waiting for.

- Sameer Kamat
Founder | MBA Crystal Ball
Author | Beyond The MBA Hype

This is not a advice of what to do when you are sitting at home.
I just wanted to let go of everything that was going inside me.

If you are not interested to read a loser's last 7 months story. DON'T READ !

I still don't know , why I am writing this. It 's a useless post on this thread.

March 2011 : Left my job.
Reason : Bola khuch , diya khuch w.r.t Salary

Sat at home from April till August.
April - August :
April - June
That time was . I was always in a fight either with my parents or my gf. Negativity had taken control of me.

My 2nd season had ended & scores dipping by more than 30 % then the first season in nearly every exam. I wanted to capitulate. I wanted to leave every thing. I wanted to live alone. Taunts from every where.

Even the motivational talk on the phone with the_hate , couldn't compel me to write one more season but his voice kept saying in my head ''You have to make your life easy & comfortable''

The B Schools which I was getting through were after Top 25. I didn't wanted to take a big educational loan & the return on Investment ?

Few KIND WORDS from the people around me : -

''The words from my best friend : Rishabh. Abhi tak CAT de raha hai ?
If you couldn't crack CAT/XAT/FMS etc face it. Even my Dog can solve QA. Ha !!
I think you should go for MBA (Dist. Learning) & you will get 12,000 per month salary. That should be enough for you & Btw , I have got a job.7 Lakh Package !!
Ek to tu , BTECH nai hai , & you have done your BBA from an unknown univerity & you are eyeing IIMs ? Aukat nai hai , to itna mat uchla karo.
Aukat mei raho
. ''

The above lines in fun mood are Okey with me , but his tone was ''..........''

I kept sitting & thinking the same thing , again & again. And , at that time , due to unknown reasons I just couldn't concentrate on studies.
I joined CFP course , but didn't gave any exam. As a result my Father's hard earned money went down the drain.
Parents they also want that their children also get a nice life , but I always led them DOWN ! I can still recall the faces of my parents during that time.
The agony faced by them , I can never forgive my self , for being so stupid , lazy , ''Padai se jee churane wala'' & I dnt what !!


July
My father said if you are not going for MBA , go & search for a job.I put up in Faridabad. Apart from online applying process , I decided to go to the Delhi , Noida , gurgaon for a job. I took my CV.
I still remember those days, carrying nearly 30-50 CV's & going to DLF, Gurgaon for jobs. I used to go to every sky scraper there & to nearly every company to give my CV. Reply : Thank you , & we will let you know.
I sat near the tall buildings with my CV's in hand , head down towards earth filled with humiliation. People used to come in their long cars get into the buildings & I sat outside them. Little money in pocket & life screwed !

Shame , humiliation , embarrassment , put down & PAIN . This was my life.
I think that was the point , where I knew what Life is. What is seriousness ?
What is Failure ? After giving nearly 400 + Resumes in 3 cities , NO CALL ?

May be my friend was right ? I was at his stage because I didn't studied ? ? ?
The same case happened in Delhi & Noida.

August- Till Date - > Escape route ?
I joined a private banking institute who gives a PG Diploma in Banking.
Currently pursuing it & doing well , I think
Wrote CAT. Let's see .. what happens.
I have decided to improve my profile , with a big brand name on it , which I am sure will be getting it in a few months.

I am no 99 % tiler.I don't have a strings of 99.9 + in my mocks repository. Hell , I am 50 %tiler but I know where I stand right now & I know where I want to be.

Peace.

hi Rishab ... i am no motivator but definitely i understand your problem .. see there are thousands of fuckers all around some times your so called best friends are one among the fuckers .........


But from what you have said i think you are the luckiest person in the earth to get GOOD PARENTS and GOOD GIRL FRIEND ,who are sticking by you in the bad times .. this is a very important lesson my friend ... this is the BLESSING In disguise ...


You know you take a JOB fight the Life as hard as you can ... you come out in Flying Colors oneday ... Getting 1,00,000 rs per month is not a great things .. living around people who care about you is greatest ever thing...WE invented money for life ,,,



I DONT DESERVE TO COMMENT YOU ...YET YOU CAN CONSIDER MY OPINION >>> >>>> ....

Rishabh bhai,

First of all, hats off to you for having the courage to come on a forum to pour your heart out. Like you've pointed out, there's the risk for folks who don't know you to label you as a loser. And that could be worse for the self-esteem.

I'd probably have never had the guts to share so much...specially with strangers. And many who are in a similar situation might secretly be reading your post and waiting to see if any words of advice are forthcoming.

Those who haven't been through what you have gone through will never fully understand your background and frustration (including me). But when everything around looks dark, even a small candle can give the mind enough strength to fight on. So here's my little advice.

With due respect to competitive exams like the CAT, don't attach your self-worth to some objective test that is basically your ability to analyse words and numbers. It cannot test your real ability to be successful in life.

Your potential is much more than that.

I sucked at standardised tests too. I got a bad score in my GMAT. I was very tempted to give up all hope, but I felt I have nothing to lose by applying. I ended up with an admit from a top international bschool, got a job in a very competitive industry and now a few months back, I've chucked it all to start my own consulting venture.

I saw your photograph page. You've got some good stuff there, buddy. I'm guessing you've had no formal traning, but you enjoy the process. Your eyes see the world in a way the rest of us don't. Maybe you could explore something in that arena. Work in the media field or something that you like where CAT scores have no meaning. It may be a boring, non-creative role at first. But learn from the talented folks around you and keep getting some good experience.

Most important for you right now is to gain skills (not just additional degrees) that are valued by the market.

Don't keep waiting for the BIG break. It just makes it tougher to get the boat moving. Work with a smaller company even if it can't make your life 'easy & comfortable' (to use your phrase). And then make smaller transitions as you build up those skills.

And next time if you have to quit, let it be for reasons than salary :).

Hope that helps in provide some direction.

Good luck with your results and the company offer you are waiting for.

- SK

A CAMBRIDGE PASSOUT , with such deep words & guidance. Sir , I am HONORED ! :)
People like ''you'' provide ''us'' help & guidance when we need the most.


I don't want to get into the whirlpool of 99%tiles , Mocks.I want to be a free bird & do different and new things. I don't have a stable mind , it keeps roaming here and there. Guess , I need to keep that in place.

And Sir , you hit the bird's eye. I love journalism & media. How did you infer that ? 😃 I love photography , as you have noticed. I have no formal training. But that can't run my house in the long run :-(

And after reading both the postsnearly50 times , I still couldn't answer from where I got the courage to write all that.

The rule of the world is , if you are not from top colleges then you have to work hard to get there where they are right now.
So , what if I am not from a top institute ? I don't give a damn !
I will stick to your guidance and wait for the fruit to grow.

My Grandfather was an I.A.S . Hence , expectations are high from my family.
The only thing is :''Number kam hai , dimag nai''
I will work my way up the ladder & I WON'T QUIT !

Hi all,
Just when I was about to feel like m d dumbest person on dis planet I found dis thread
Here goes my story.. I cmpltd my engg frm a vry gud govt engg college in 2010( I was always in the institute merit list ) and got placed in a core company ( Dr Reddy`s Labs ) with a very gud salary.Profile was bearable( but not somethng in which I could use my brains ). Gave CAT`10 (without prepapration )n as expected cun get a singl call but as the year progressed I was assured that I wanted to pursue MBA or else I`ll b stuck like dis forever.
As I was about to complete a year in my job my family started having problems with my working in a different city and staying alone (one of the major disadvantages of being a GIRL:sneaky: )and the pressure was building up day by day and my mom was sick too and I was being labeled as a selfish child :-(. Frustrated and annoyed I had to quit my job in September after my mother`s illness was gettng worse ( I was promoted with a gud increment in August). So, I came home thinking that mayb its for d best and I can prepare for CAT.

Preparation was going fine, good i`ll say but on THE DAY screwed up section 1 and CAT`11 as a whole. Have NMAT on 12th Dec but din study much for it.

Now my mother z better n seeing my condition she told me I cn luk for anothr job n she dsnt have a problm wd me working.. If only it was that easy !

I don`t even feel like takng up anothr job and wish to prepare again for CAT .I was thinking of joining sm NGO. Wud tht help in those B-school interviews to justify the gap?? Plz suggest other options too