The blinds over the windows are pulled up today, which is quite an unusual thing in my ODC. As a result, sunlight and that warmth of morning is flowing inside, and the whole placing is glowing with a very natural luminosity. Maybe all this “positive” energy urges me to open up wordpress in my browser. Moreover, they’ve added a snowfall effect here, which just adds to the pleasantness of my mind this morning. It’s 10 o’clock, just 3-4 colleagues have arrived, a couple of them are online on the communicator, it’s quite peaceful.
As I type this, our big boss just walked in to his cabin, Mr. Sanjoy Ghosh. He’s usually the first one to be in office, even before I arrive, I’m almost always 2nd :P. He’s an hour late today, but as always, has his headphones on, talking to clients, now setting up his laptop and straight to work. He’s the Director here, the BU head, not my immediate boss though.
I just got an idea. Why not describe my surroundings here…I think that’s a good timepass, since I’m not in the mood for working right now.
Hey…we don’t have cubicles here 😦 The whole ODC has different sized compartments, with the partitions just tall enough, so that anyone can see anyone’s head, while sitting. The sizes are according to the seniority of the employees here, with the big single ones for managers, the small single occupancy for project leads, and the dual/triple occupancy for lead and software engineer folk like me. We’re the labor class. 😛 The big boss has his own cabin, and there’s a big conference room, a printer bay, a server room and a couple of smaller call rooms. That’s about everything in my ODC – Offshore Development Center … fancy na? 😉
My compartment is a bit interesting. We have three computers here, unlike others which have only two. I share this compartment with my lead, Mr. Dapinder Singh, a jolly jolly good fellow 🙂 The third computer is a QTP Server (I’ll spare you the tech stuff! ;)) Now on the small walls of my compartment, we have a lot of small posters and papers stuck up, some related to work, some are those typical success tips. (I didn’t get those!) And I just got a red ribbon pinned below my name tag, by my team mates, “as a supporter of world AIDS day”.
Huhh…there won’t be no work today. Why? It’s a secret. I’ll tell you about it. 🙂