Good or bad , but the day was important. It was on Feb 16th,2009 we got an important announcement from our company. Its all about closing the India operations due to the financial crisis (recession). No other choices given to us and we were asked to leave the company by the end of Feb 2009.
Except for me almost for every one in the company it was a shocking news. May be little bit I expected this to happen but never thought this much early. No compensation , no formalities nothing. My 4.3 years of IT experience was a big question mark for me. For the past three years, I lost my interest in working as a software engineer and was looking for a right time to come away from this. Had few commitments regarding paying my loans. So I was not seriously looking for a shift in industry.
At that time when our company decided to close the India operations, I was almost settled down with my commitments. So I just took three days to make a decision and decided to quit IT industry and to shift my career towards multimedia. I had great confidence in me and I decided in my own.So made the decision whole heartedly and told my family ( took some time to convenience my brother..but made it). Only very few supported me for this decision (sister , few of my close ones).
I took that as a good chance for a shift. I haven’t told many of my friends until now …just don’t wanted to make them feel different and don’t wanted to hear bunch of advices. My new approach towards the so called beautiful life was started from that day and it was quite interesting till now.
For the thousand lines of code in Java, for the lovable research work in VOIP/SIP (Asterisk server), for the so called user friendly Suse/Debian Linux OS, for the sophisticated workplace, for my coffee mug; beautiful monitor, for the top notch technical job, for the most beautiful IT industry – I just said a GOOD BYE with all my LOVE.
Really…..Good or bad the day was good…Feb 16th 2009.