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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Move...

Today we shifted to level 1... We the Europe support were on level 2 since about the past 8 months... in other words since I started to work at KPIT and since I joined my team...

Level 1 was what was originally the BOBJ floor where all BOBJ support engineers used to sit before the ETAC or Europe team was shifted to Level 2 back in August just after I joined... Since then, we have all come to love our floor... We had our small 30 odd strong 'little' family of Design and Architecture engineers and obviously our very own coccoon on level2... We were used to our neighbours... Rashi sitting opposite me... Her non-stop nok-jhok with her neighbour and buddy Nikhil... My neighbour Rajesh and I have got adjusted to each other... he is terribly quiet so I can keep talking endlessly and he listens... be it that I crib about some case or if I am utterly excited about some ridiculously simple case...

On friday we were told we'd move downstairs... The move finally came through today... Our lockers downstairs were locked... our machines utterly messed with... when we got in we spent about an hour getting everything just right... the test machine keyboard and mouse had to be on the desk... the production machine counterparts had to be on the pull-out trolley... then switch the monitors... restart all machines since neither of the devices could be hot-swapped... Work started at about 2 p.m.

I'd chalk it off to being the first day in a new location... but then isn't it strange when you feel half a dozen pairs of eyes staring at you as soon as you buzz yourself into the room? Moreover when you are seated right in the middle of the room, though it takes the heat off you in that neither the Operations Manager can see what you are upto from the right hand corner of the room or that you are way away from the clients who sit on the left hand corner of the room, it means that you have to walk across half across the room whenever you have to leave the room... its painful to say the least... Not in the least is the fact that half of our ETAC floor is accustomed to walking on the floor bare-feet... the level 1 floor is just atrocious...

Though my new neighbour, Arun, is as quiet if not more as Rajesh... and that Imran and Vaibhav sit right across from me... and Nikhil sitting right across the partition next to me... (Have you noticed there is not a single girl in my vicinity? Absolutely no girl-talk now... all girls have been separated to the extent that we have to stand up and shout if we want to talk or (horror of horrors) actually use the phone :'( ) .. its still not the same as annoying Rajesh endlessly or listening to Rashi and Nikhils' constant bickering... though the floor buzzed with our laughter and constant pranks earlier, here our voices seem to get lost the way the sound of a tiny ripple goes unnoticed when a wave breaks at the shore... I'll miss listening to Anshul as he in his own unimitable way spoke so well on the phone that he has elevated it to an art form... I'll miss Velington and Anshul nagging each other...

It probably won't be as bad once we get used to this place... I mean the day went off with lots of good news for the team (Touch Wood!)... Who knows this place might actually be lucky for our team... lets hope so anyway...

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posted by Tejaswini Shenoy at 11:23 PM

1 Comments:

stand up and talk to each other? :O :O .... imagine... two gals just bitching abt others like that... hee hee!!...KIDDIN!!

Change is the only constant, girl.. Best Wishes for the new people and floor... hope u have good times here too :)

April 17, 2008 at 7:09 PM  

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