My first DATE with Accenture..
Sometime in March. (I think on International Women’s day) Right! Yes. I went to Dindivanam for a health Camp. That’s the time when I got the acquaintance of the marketing people of Apollo Groups of Hospital. During the course of my conversation with Mahendiran, I told him that I live near Neelangarai. So he immediately offered me to take up this part time consultation at ACCENTURE, (BPO and IDC).
There were long protocols, resubmission of resume and finally the verdict that my timings were acceptable by the company. So now its fixed as 7PM-9PM on Mondays and Wednesdays. I left the hospital (
And I lost the road and was driving towards Mahabalipuram. I stopped in front of Infosys and then back the same road to Accenture. I parked my vehicle in front of the BPO company.. Little hesitant.. ..Whether to go inside or not.. Young men and women wearing their collar ids walked past me. There were white colored cabs whining in and out with great speed.( these cabs are a great threat to the Chennai traffic). Tired faces!. Some smoking (ladies included) and sharing their cigarettes..
I ignited my car and headed towards the in gate. A security guard stopped my car, a thorough search, checked my hospital id and then allowed me into the parking lot. Here again another security checked my id card and took me to the reception. And for the third time I had to part with my id card. The security officer gave me some papers to sign. As I started to read it, he said its just the usual one (what usual??). But what was written in those documents was that I was given permission to access their systems.(for what???). By this time the nurse came to take me. I was asked to sit in front of a small camera ( is it a webcam??) and a picture..??? to fix up my Id for Accenture.(How I wished I had done my face. Looking so tired and haggard right from my work)
As I walked in through the corridor I was stunned. Cool, well lit long verandahs, with carpets, indoor plants… young ladies and men sitting infront of the computers… in total silence.. I pinched myself.. am I in a foreign country? (so we could also maintain such standards????).Amazing! Coffee machines, smoking area.. …Ladies smoking there??? I walked into the clinic. It is one of the best maintained occupational clinics with all the basic essentials. The walls were fixed with posters. They were all about healthy sitting, exercise for busy hands, one minute work out for the body, and a vision step for the tired eyes. There were some employees waiting for
I left the place at 9PM. I wasn’t very happy… their pain in the neck and back.. Occupational hazard!!! .. a deadly peril that’s going to affect our younger generation? Change of timings.. shift.. How well will their body clock get used to the change of timings in sleep and eating???... They just come there to earn….??? Do they think it as a career?
Where is our younger generation heading to???