Someone wise once said, ‘you can only put 6 bullets in a revolver’. Obviously our 70′s heroes hadn’t heard this line or were using very advanced revolvers. But the folks at my office were the aware kind. Once they realized that employees were getting uncomfortably close to each other because of lack of space, they decided to move us to a larger office. After months and months of deliberation which is pretty quick by large companies standards(it does have 312K employees), the decision was made to move us Analytics folks to the end of Bangalore. Its a different matter all together that by the time we finally moved last weekend, Bangalore had expanded and the Outer Ring Road is now very much a part of the city!
So we packed our desks and said goodbyes to the all the colorful friends in the call centre and moved. The huge downside of the move is that now i can no longer gloat about the phenomenal sex ratio at the office. Earlier when the M$ and Oracle folks boasted of all the goodies they get at work and my Yahoo roommate talks about their foosball table, all i used to say was ‘sex ratio’ and they would gracefully accept defeat. But in one swoosh the sex ratio at my office dropped from “a few thousand ladies : a few hundred guys” to “a handful of ladies : a few hundred guys“!! So now i no longer discuss work with friends!
But then the upside of it all is that i now no longer have to cross the dreaded SilkBoard junction and i don’t need to wrestle through Bannerghatta Road’s traffic. I now literally fly on the Outer Ring Road and my commute time is a measly 10 minutes! Never did i think that 8kms can be done in 10 minutes in Bangalore! I do encounter a different kind of rush everyday… the ‘what a rush’ kind
And yes. I am one of those who have to say “E4″ when people at my table at lunch say ‘lets make a move’!
Psst : The Scorpions are playing in Bangalore on the 16th of December! The usual Palace Grounds. You can buy tickets on BookMyShow!! Winds of Change…. here i come!