The context of this conversation is based on a hypothetical situation in corporate world (not hypothetical anymore (LOL) because this world is pretty much ruled by 99% category at this point of time☹), where a senior personnel (Mr.Y) is laid off abruptly and he is conversing with another colleague (now ex-colleague) who is also his good friend (Mr.X).
Mr.X: This post that you shared: Data warehousing and its architecture is really useful. Thank you very much. Sure, I am going through this right now. The blog post Mental Maturity that you shared is also equally good 😊
Mr.Y: Thank you very much 😊. The need of the hour is to tolerate with mentally deficient people.
Mr.X: Yes, by showing empathy!
Mr. Y: Yes, I no longer need it at this point but you need to ☹ I have already fallen down and not much to fall further…
Mr.X: Yes, I can understand. I am thinking of this only day in and day out.
Mr.Y: And you have to come out of the situation quickly for your mental health!
Mr.X: Fair enough. I have to study day in and day out to get out. otherwise they will eat me for sure ☹
Mr. Y: Yes, it’s quite tough nowadays since the market is also not that good… you got to push through some good contacts. You got to think on those lines also!
Mr.X: ☹I will try.
Mr. Y: But still some effort to try through direct means as well is also useful, or whatever since that is still better than sitting idle in this sinking ship.
Mr.X: Yes, I totally agree.
Mr. Y: I don’t think they can stand long in the industry with this kind of attitude to everyone though. I am saying it to you because I know about you fairly well.
Mr.X: Correct, I can understand.
Mr. Y: Because I see the trend is getting worse over the years as I am watching on this attitude towards the employees. When the company is quite small, they tend to treat the employees fairly well. But when the company has grown exponentially, they want the employees to become their slaves by imposing arbitrary policies!
Mr.X: Yes! The trend has definitely changed over the years and it is changing for really worse for the employees.
Mr.X: Did you get any talks with some other organisations on your next employment?
Mr. Y: I have been doing it all the time but nothing is fruitful so far.
Mr. Y: It’s better for you to think they have made you resign and your notice period has already started and try for a job in this attitude. That’s my sincere advice if it all you really realise the gravity of the situation. And the career is already getting into a drain every day you stay there anyway!
Mr.X: Yes, this is pretty much happening ☹.
Mr. Y: So please think like this because you know they can do anything and you can do nothing about it. And you only will regret later because Its back to square one for you whatever be it.
Mr. Y: I am not ringing any alarm bells because you very much know the reality in this very place. You can’t afford to lose out and sit like me naively trusting everyone under the sun ☹
Mr.Y: I trust people so much and every time I have seen them only let me down and I don’t learn any lessons any time because I think I am trustworthy and expect the same to get reciprocated, but unfortunately luck has not favoured me for not even a single instance so far.
Mr.X: I can understand what all you are going through. I can see it clearly.
Mr. Y: So, it is better to learn lessons from others and rather than face it yourself and then learn from it. When the sufferer comes and explains the predicaments to you sincerely, you got to take it whole-heartedly because “The sufferer only knows the suffering of the suffered.” ☹
Mr. Y: That’s why I am patiently talking to you.
Mr.X: This is very true.
Mr. Y: I am old and mature enough to handle it but I don’t think the youth of today can. At least the majority can’t bear it for sure.
Mr.X: yes, this is correct.
Mr. Y: What you can think of this in these situations when kids are at the peak of their education, a big home mortgage is on and the family expenses to handle and someone called “employer” to whom to put your heart and soul abruptly says, it’s all over this very moment???
Mr. Y: You saw this reality that happened right in front of you to a person very well known to you right?
Mr.X: Yes, I was in shock. I told you. I had a lot going in my head at that moment.
Mr. Y: If this doesn’t ring alarm bells what else will?
Mr.X: Yes, Correct. this is something beyond comparison and was a shocker to me.
Mr. Y: No one can change anyone in this world because it is in their nature to remain as to whomever they are, since this attitude has been inherited from over countless lifetimes and also the upbringing in this present lifetime and also the nature of this age☹
Mr. Y: You are because what you are and you are longing to be virtuous. Demons only long to be demons, because everything is in the corresponding nature. So, there is nothing much one can do about this and simply learn this truth to further better ourselves in the midst of the tortures from them.
Mr.X: Yes, I fully agree.
Mr. Y: These are the lessons no one will teach you but we have to learn yourself through introspection and learn to get mature through it by life experiences. And getting better and better with every such torturous experiences, so much so, that there will come a point when you will not feel anything as a torture but only as a blessing to better yourself further 🙂 . If one reaches this level he will come to a stage when he will be able to transform at least one person in an otherwise no one is “transferable world”, that would really be the biggest achievement in one’s life because it’s really not easy to lift another soul and absolutely nothing even comes closer to that ever.
Mr. Y: Really!
Mr. Y: That too if that is done without any expectations or rewards, no harm can even come closer to that person whatsoever.
Mr.X: Fair enough.
Mr. Y: That is the summary conclusion of Karma yoga in Bhagavad Gita – Working without expectation of rewards to attain perfection. So, please that got to be fair enough 🙂
Mr.X: Yes, I agree.
Mr. Y: I don’t want anything in life. Because nothing is permanent. I only want to sustain my near and dear as long as I am there. Our actions and its results are only permanent imprints of ourselves.
Mr. Y: I don’t know if I am really going deep into philosophy and not even sure whether you are inclined into these subject matters. But I know you as a sincere person, these things definitely appeal to you. Otherwise you will not come to me because hardly anyone come to me on anything. I am a 100% loner though I get along well with everyone superficially and always try to keep them in good humour. And I am always willing to share whatever I can, but everyone feels superior according to themselves and so they don’t find the need to know anything from others!
Mr.X: I can relate to things what is happening and what is going on. So, I am just preparing myself for any eventuality.
Mr. Y: Yes, wishing you the very best!
Mr.X: Thanks, I will prepare myself otherwise this world will swallow me! You have always been open and ready to help anyone at anytime as much as i have seen 😊
Mr. Y: 😊 I have to step out… We will surely continue and stay in touch wherever we are. Do let me know…I am always available for any assistance any time you want…
Mr.X: Thank you again so much. All the very best to you too!
Mr. Y: Thank you very much!
Conclusion: Mr. Y is still looking for that elusive job opportunity as I am publishing this post. He is in a burnout state as of now ☹ inside but doesn’t know how to show it outside, probably because he has been mentally drained all through his life… 😊
“This too shall pass…“