Debate Mansion

   

Professional Approach- India vs Abroad (Page 2)

Post Reply New Post

Page 2 of 2

Page 1
Page   of 2

anjubala

IF-Rockerz

anjubala

Joined: 25 July 2005

Posts: 6320

Posted: 08 February 2006 at 2:34pm | IP Logged
Sowmyaa, Jassi was a secretary so she used to bring juice and all..but still I am not sure if doing personal stuff is part of a secretary's job or not. I agree with you Aparna, Americans do give importance to family life..My employer is so understanding and I can take days-off / work from home when I really need to. Whereas in India I was working more than 10 hrs a day. I was expected to keep working and my mom used to be so pissed-off that she called up my boss and kind of scolded her. LOL

Dear Guest, Being an unregistered member you are missing out on participating in the lively discussions happening on the topic "Professional Approach- India vs Abroad (Page 2)" in Debate Mansion forum. In addition you lose out on the fun interactions with fellow members and other member exclusive features that India-Forums has to offer. Join India's most popular discussion portal on Indian Entertainment. It's FREE and registration is effortless so JOIN NOW!

Aparna_BD

IF-Dazzler

Aparna_BD

Joined: 01 July 2005

Posts: 4926

Posted: 08 February 2006 at 2:52pm | IP Logged
Bringing Juice /coffee tea in where i worked in India was the peons job !! I don't recall our Office secretary ever doing these jobs Although we(Managers) did occasionally use our Office boy/ peon to do our personal work like pay a bill or pick up laundry ( that too after we buttered him , spoke to him sweetly and tipped him a little )

sweet freedom

IF-Dazzler

sweet freedom

Joined: 17 April 2005

Posts: 3474

Posted: 08 February 2006 at 2:54pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by Aparna_BD

Bringing Juice /coffee tea in where i worked in India was the peons job !! I don't recall our Office secretary ever doing these jobs Although we(Managers) did occasionally use our Office boy/ peon to do our personal work like pay a bill or pick up laundry ( that too after we buttered him , spoke to him sweetly and tipped him a little )

LOLLOLLOL

Morgoth

IF-Veteran Member

Morgoth

--

Joined: 01 June 2004

Posts: 6832

Posted: 08 February 2006 at 3:35pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by sowmyaa

Thanks anju..actually i got this from JJKN where Jassi gets coffe/orangejuice for armaan sir...and then the way they treat chaprasi in offices...am not sure exactly what chaprasi has to do but he is ordered for every thing Confused

JJKN is a very bad example of professional life in India, to put it mildly. LOL

Aparna_BD

IF-Dazzler

Aparna_BD

Joined: 01 July 2005

Posts: 4926

Posted: 08 February 2006 at 3:44pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by T.

Originally posted by sowmyaa

Thanks anju..actually i got this from JJKN where Jassi gets coffe/orangejuice for armaan sir...and then the way they treat chaprasi in offices...am not sure exactly what chaprasi has to do but he is ordered for every thing Confused

JJKN is a very bad example of professional life in India, to put it mildly. LOL



Arre' ya all T.V serials are pathetic examples . Even this Sahara One Serial - Kittu sab janti hai is about a T.V News Channel . What they show makes you want to laugh !!LOL

mist

Groupbie

mist

Joined: 26 December 2005

Posts: 156

Posted: 08 February 2006 at 4:57pm | IP Logged
Aparna I agree with your views about bosses in India expecting you to over stay and not respect the demands of your personal life. I work mostly with Asian bosses. Asian managers are not as easy to work for as an American , European or best of them all an Australian. They expect you to work long hours...but somewhere down the line do acknowledge that u have a life out of office. Japan is the most peculiar place where your boss works so hard that you feel mighty guilty about leaving! but yeah.. no one is as bad as desi boss LOL

Sowmyaa, back to the topic, I would say some of it is prevalant in the government sector. I have seen it first hand amongst my fathers colleagues. Of course , there will be the sycophants who will run errands and try all kinds of things to please their bosses but it is more or less a custom where a senior official's secretary or a junior official will carry his bags , arrange tickets and so on..

cutiepie1

Newbie

cutiepie1

Joined: 02 May 2005

Posts: 33

Posted: 09 February 2006 at 1:33pm | IP Logged
I have no first hand experience but from what I have heard from cousins etc. , it is true that bosses in India in private sector delegate you more work and expect you to work like dogs thinking about your family last. Reminds me of an incident when my bro was working more than 12 hrs a day to meet some deadline and one evening around 9 PM he went to a nearby PCO to call his home and met his boss there, and his boss aked him what he was doing here, he should be at work and when he said he came to call his home, he said whatever, do fast and get back to work. He was utterly pissed off.

That is what I usually hear from friends in India too that they or their husbands have no time for their family.

But in US also, if you have a desi boss there are chances that there will be politics and chamchagiri specially if your boss has worked in India and gone through it. But it usually isn't that bad.

Best I have heard is Europe where people take 2 hr lunch break and have a nap and leave at 5 sharp. Nobody forces you to work more than that and you are never under pressure.

Post Reply New Post

Go to top

Related Topics

  Topics Topic Starter Replies Views Last Post
Why Go to Study Abroad?

2 3

WillSmith456 19 1589 29 November 2009 at 8:20pm
By ..RamKiJanaki..
BroghtUp in Abroad vs. In Homeland -iPayal- 9 817 13 November 2009 at 3:45pm
By angelic_devil
Your views on children studying abroad

2 3

Summer3 16 1500 20 October 2009 at 9:23pm
By Summer3
India is not India...it's America...

2

SmarterDesiKid 10 2352 10 August 2007 at 10:59pm
By UDman
india vs not-india

2 3 4 5 6

simi1295 40 4845 11 February 2006 at 2:56pm
By heart girl

Forum Quick Jump

Forum Category

Active Forums

Debate Mansion Topic Index

Limit search to this Forum only.

 

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.