Update 1: It seems the guys at Google are really fast, they have fixed this bug.
This is not about me but one of the best emplyoer of the world. These guys have the policy of giving free services to the world. I am talking about Google. The biggest search engine has got a bug. The title also mentions the same
BugLE = Bug + gooGlE
There is a bug while doing a dictionary search.
step to generate the bug. First goto http://google.com
1. Search for “define:Santosh” (or any term after define:)
2. It shows related phrase and definitions
3. Click on the any related phrase except the first one. (anything other than santosh sivan)
4. instead of displaying the definition of clicked item. the page displays the clicked item appended to first search term
Make sure you check it before google rectifies the problem. Bab bad coder google. And you test enginners at google here is a message for you “Your testing Sucks”
Thursday was one of the bad hair day for me. Nah it was not my hairs. I dont have any of them to have a bad hair day with hairs.
It was something more grave. I had given my cloths to the washer man on Monday to iron them but till Wednesday he wasn’t done. So i had to take out my lone clean trouser. A Scullers Trouser which was bought Sunday and got on Wednesday after alteration. (The details here are worth remembering for future reference )
So i donned in a brand new cloths leave for office. Hailed a auto with whom had a discussion (read had to haggle) about the charges. Reached safely to office. and while getting down i heard a faint sound. As i turn around i find a piece of my trouser is left on the auto. As i turn around everyone has a Big-Fat-Grin except Me. Now i had just 2 options
First Go back home and change
Two Stay at office with a extra hole on my back side. That’s what my colleagues called it when I reached office.
The first option was rejected outright. For I dont have anything washed and ironed at home. Second I was already 30 minutes late for office. So it was Out-Shirt (untucked). It was so obivios that half of my office knew what i been through.
It was so obivious that when I was bent down to work on one my colleagues system. My PM comes from behind and says “Santosh don’t bend too much people may take Advantage.”
Now those who read this let me know who should i blame?
The washerman, who was late in ironing my cloths.
The auto guy for not keeping his nails in in control.
The trouser manufactrer (Scullers) for not using strong cloth.
My own compnay who askes every employee to wear formals from monday to thrusday.
If you remember my this post written some where last year when i was in the heaven called Bench. From then till now there were lots of changes on my professional front that includes few projects, some more becnh hour and a emotional job change. Emotional becuase it was one hell of thinking between a compny with a brnad value or a company which is still paying salary. (My last job had resorted to pay cut of upto 100%) Money got the better of me and here i am working for a company who is still paying salary. (That too 100% including variable component.)
I am trying to make sure that this company keeps paying me my salaries and to do so i am working hard. Which has taken a toll towards my blogging and related activities. If there are chances that i have not visited your blogs in years then please bear with me. Lets hope that i come out of this soon and become a active blogger.
but as i promised in my last post here comes the “HAPPY POST!!”
So why this topic. Simple to get your attention. I asked this question when i was on the verge of getting terminated (not life but job). But then came this new mail like a “knight in Armour coming for the rescue of damsel in distress.” The word etched in gold, written in the ancient language of HRism. If you don’t know the language than you are in either of the two category. You were never employed or You are a member of the secret society of HR. So the mail brought the news of a potential “Job Opportunity.” and it also said that if i am not interested than i should forward it to my friends.
Thus started the journey from being a prospect employee to a indispensable asset. An interview was “scheduled.” which brings me to a question which i always ask my self “Interview is derived from Inter + View. INTER means between two or more people or things and VIEW means to see. Combined it gives the Meaning as two or more people seeing each other. But when we go for an interview its just the other guy asking questions?” Some times this so called process is also called “Technical discussion.” Those who are good at this old and mystic language of HRism please do let me know the answer.
On the appointed day I was there in the office for technical interview and there comes a fat ugly looking guy and says “Santosh? Come!” No introduction as who he is or what he does. Shoots some question and leaves. Lets not blame this fellow. He is programmed to work like a machine. Exactly 9 hours a day (8 hours work plus one hour of lunch). Never had a GF, Married to a women, Has a car but takes company cab, Smiles at his junior when he is about to screw them and seniors when he know he is screwed. And thinks that the Company HR is the most beautiful person the world. These type of species are called Manager. Refer my this post for more info on them.
Than comes guys who calls himself HR head. But i don’t believe him. Because HR is a secret society and the person standing in front of me is MALE. which cant be possible! but he said you are hired Welcome to <BEEP> <BEEP>. Yeah i am being secretive because there is another society called the-angry-and-screw-you-type-of-managers-and-Company-Representatives. Who don’t like the employees to write about company.
All in all i am Hired and working again. Those asking for party can come down to Bangalore and we will go some place nice for a drink and than you can pay the bill and drop me home.
P.S.-> if you can’t understand the above post or some of the words than please contact someone who is employed or get hold of a HR (if you can find one do let me know)
This is to officially announce that the Guest Writer Deepa has been removed from the blog. That includes her post and her user – id. Before you guys jump to any funny conclusion let me tell you it was a well thought decision, which was, really hard on my part.
BTW next post will be happy one. I promise.