Come on Man !!! (2)

Mr Sharma came to office today morning at his regular time, he doesn’t like to be late. There was a heavy traffic on the way. Driving in Delhi traffic is really a tiresome job. After reaching office, he went to wash room, sprinkled water in face, made his hair, set right tie knot and started his job. There was one file on his desk that he has to work on.
‘TO DO’ sticker showed that he has to call three clients today without fail. One client has inquired about quotation break up, which he had to explain from accounting point of view. His boss trusted him for important work. Second job was clearing cheque for hotel bills of the delegation company had sent for visiting site of probable new project. Hotel has not sent bills for individuals, but only one common bill was sent. To request bills for individuals he needed to call the manager. Third call was to be made to bank. One transaction was debited wrongly from the company’s account. Manager has assured to rectify it today but Mr Sharma will call and make it sure that it happens without fail. He can’t leave it on the manager.
Before lunch, the export manager sent a message that a meeting will be held at 1530 hours in the conference room and Mr Sharma will have to be present. Clock showed 1140. Mr Sharma reminded him to finish the pending work before meeting because it was habit of Export Manager to call everyone but come late, sometimes one hour late. Can’t he go late? No, the manager would expect everyone to be on time and in case of failure would lose his temper. Mr Sharma has to go on time.
Mr Sharma, while working, thought, “We waste a lot of man hours by waiting on conference room or by attending non important meetings. It creates delay in work and loss of revenue to the organization. Sometime we need to work till late hours because of such delay. It creates inefficiency. Can’t it be managed well?” He asked to himself. “I am an accountant, not HR Manager.” He reminded himself and again involved himself in the job.
It happened again. The export manager started the meeting 40 minutes late. 6 officers from different departments were waiting there. Mr Sharma thought, “I am an accountant. I don’t have anyone to work under me. But these managers of different departments are handling staff in their departments. Waste of their time means waste of time of their staff also. Effectively it is loss of many man hours, which we can’t calculate exactly.”
The meeting was finished by 1720. All left to their offices. Mr Sharma thought that I must NOTE these types of aberration in organization and suggest to the higher authorities for improvement. “I am sure it can improve the efficiency of organization,” he promised to himself.

Come on Man !!! (1)

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night, and in between does what he wants to do.

-Bob Dylan

“I wake up at 0630, get ready and have break fast by 0730, have a look at newspaper and leave for office by 0800.

‘I work in office from 0830 to 1730 with one lunch break of half an hour and two tea breaks of 15 minutes each.

‘I try to complete my work on daily basis and do not like my boss to complaint about pending file, late in the evening or next morning. In order to do so, sometimes I extend my working hours till 1800 or 1830, if necessary.

‘In the evening, I go for table teniss or walk in a park near my house. I have light dinner at 2100 while watching news on television. After dinner I chat with my family and tell them about my day and they inform me about theirs’.

‘I prefer to sleep by 2300. Before that I like to watch TV series for half an hour or an hour at max.

‘I live a happy and satisfied life with my wife and two children. At the age of 42 I am proud to have everything in my bag. I have a flat in averagely good area with two bed rooms. I have a hatchback car and have accumulated a reasonable amount as bank balance. I take my family on a weeklong holiday every year in different parts of country and I am planning to have one week foreign trip next year when I will get promotion. My boss is satisfied with my work and so I am quite sure that I will get promotion on time.”

Is this a deacription we would give for our life? Or is it the way we would like to live our life? Truely speaking, there should be no problem if someone gets to live life in this manner. He may be considered a happy, satisfied and successful person.

Let us consider a fictional character named Mr. Ranjeet Sharma, aged 42, born and brought up in a small town of Uttar Pradesh, who now lives in Delhi and works in a public limited company’s Head Office, located in Nehru Place. He is the person who has voluntarily shared with us his daily routine in brief, for our benefit of understanding properly what a life should be like.

Mr. Sharma has also added that he had done M.Com. from Meerut University and then shifted to Delhi for a job of an accountant. Now he lives with family a respectable life.