Nothing is Permanent

I have always listened about downsizing but never experience it personally. Though, I never knew that it would be so depressing. It’s been a month and a half of my job; everything was going smoothly till last week, because this week I come across the most frustrating news and that is to lay off staffs from our office. The company I am talking is an online one, and the motive to slim down the staff is change in Google Policy; it has directly affected the HR policy of the company.  Soon the company realizes that people who are on-board are not good enough for the job, and for which reason the company needs more professionally sound staff in the marketing department, to promote their website on Internet.

It is not about slimming down the staff or hiring new ones, it is about the ambiance that is felt in the times of downsizing-a quite depressive atmosphere is observed all over the office. Even though everything is going at a normal routine but there is gloominess all around. The setback of ten people being reduced is not a small one; it is really huge number. However, for some it is not new because they have been working for long time and it has made them strong, they do not feel any grimness in the office, but for me as I am still a novice, this has really affected me. What is more miserable that even the permanent members; who have been working for three years are also targeted in this sad state of affair.  Working hard is the criteria to make your place in the line of your job, nevertheless at times; it may not be the case. However, mostly in private companies you witness this kind of shuffling which makes it clear that sometimes permanency does not provide assurance for your job. But then who is sure for the future.

This whole week has been in turmoil and it made me to come to the point that nothing is permanent in this world; it is only our false hope that makes us to build our house on sand, consequently it vanishes away as the water wipes it all away, and you are left alone with your tattered dreams… Having said that, not every tunnel has a darkness at the end and so we say, life goes on’ because that’s the way it works!


Ways to Connect through Social Media

Who is not known to Facebook?  You are a student, employee in any firm or even a home person everyone is

World of Social Media

familiar with the famous social network.  It has become our habit to upload the status for even the minuscule work we do. We upload the photos so that everyone can see what we are doing. It is considered ‘cool’ to be seen as active in the world of Facebook (fb).  Though fb is mostly to connect with friends and family, there are others like LinkedIn and twitter that are also becoming popular day by day.

Recently I read an article which actually describes about how you can gain advantage from social media.  It actually explains the five ways to get social with these social networks. Firstly to start anything, you should have clear aim of what is the use and why you want to use it? Secondly the article focuses on to channelized your energy into the right direction which means that only join those communities that are beneficial for you. It is necessary to be heard by people. Thirdly to influence to take action this is manifested in the Egypt revolution. There was a young Egyptian-born Wael Ghonim, who is a senior marketing executive at Google who actually uses the Facebook page for the mutiny in the Egypt that causes Hosni Mubarak to step down as President. Whereas, fourth and last is to listen to your audience-for instance if you write an article and share it in the Facebook so you receive the comments from your network friends. Whereas, if write a blog there are feedbacks by the readers which help you in your further writing. Though at times they exaggerate a lot, but there are some who criticize positively and they are your real feed backers.

All in all, it is an interesting piece and an informative one as well.  Although it is because of one line that really impels me to read the article: “Silence in itself conveys a message, so listen carefully!”