Monthly Archives: February 2013

SOME HAPPENINGS AT THE TIME OF RETIREMENT AND/OR TRANSFER

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Any parting is generally sad, but in some cases it may even be otherwise. It is interesting to note the observations of the person going out and the persons who continue to be in the organization. It may present a widely different picture. An effort has been made to study some of the happenings at the time of retirement/transfer of persons. One person arranged an elephant and went home riding the elephant from the office to his house, where he had arranged a lunch for all of his colleagues. Some persons hire a taxi or some other vehicle or go in the normal manner to their residence, but still arrange food for their friends. In some cases, the people go on cycles or two wheelers in a procession up to the house of the retiring person, who arranges tea and snacks or lunch or dinner for them. Some make arrangements in a reasonable hotel even. Sometimes the person is accompanied by just one or two persons or not even accompanied at all. In some places the officer stands on a jeep and the jeep is then pulled by ropes by his colleagues at least for some distance symbolically and then the vehicle runs on fuel and goes forward. One person appeared to be so upset and depressed on the last day that he drank and drank and as a result died on the same day, i.e. the last day of his retirement. Some persons are not able to accept their retirement and they continue to come to their office or factory or the organization at the usual hours for several days after their retirement. Some cry at that time due to losing contact with their friends of many years. In some cases, where the bosses have been very rude and non-cooperative, employees pay them in same coin and at that time the boss becomes helpless. They may face hostile environment like black flag demonstrations both outside and inside the organization premises, while departing by train or air or by road. Consequently, some of such bosses do not disclose their exact departure details. On the contrary, for some of the good bosses, some employees even weep. When a selfish and bad boss leaves a job or is transferred, some employees light lamps of pure ghee to express their happiness and give vent to their feelings.  Relationship management is therefore very important in any organization. People want that their work life and also home life, should both give them happiness and not stress. Some of the bad bosses may not get a good farewell or no farewell at all and may go out humiliated or it may look that the employees are not concerned about this event. Some are treated to sumptuous food and even given gifts or mementoes as a mark of respect and token of remembrance. In some cases, some representatives of employees do come to see them off at the time of their departure from that place, garland them and even decorate the vehicle or the cabin of the train they are travelling in, by using garlands/flowers.

                                                                               vijaiksharma

 

FORGETTING THE PAST AND MOVING FORWARD WITH THE BLESSINGS OF GOD

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 Many Indians worship and pray to God, in some form or other. Lot of people worship Lord Shiva. We should have patience and above all, have faith in God, so that the things may become normal and the path of success may become easier. Philosophically yes, life is full of thorns, but there are sufficient roses also. For our concerns, we should have spiritual connections and get blessed with special effects. We definitely need blessings and guidance of God, for resolving our problems in life. We should be close to God, the Almighty, through a Guru.

 There are many problems in life, as a result of marriage, which is considered desirable in this world, but it can be considered as a gamble. It is a delicate relationship, with the necessity of confidence and trust between the two persons and the two families, with lot of give and take being involved from both sides. If both are like minded, it is likely to be a successful marriage. There are many cases of failed marriages also, for various reasons, for some of which we may even not be responsible. We must try to save the marriage and not allow it to be broken. This is possible by forgetting and forgiving, by delinking from and forgetting  the past as a bad debt, considering present bad situation as the effect of past karmas, and starting life afresh all over again. These days many grown up children do not look after their parents in their old age, with finance and physical care. The parents continue to suffer a lot.  It is very sad. People appear to have become very selfish. They forget that one day they will also become old and in a similar condition.  Our life is precious. We have many responsibilities.  None of us know our destiny and what is in store for us. Many times we might have faced the hardships in the past, for no fault of ours. But we should keep our balance of mind, since it is said that our thoughts affect our feelings.  But thoughts are affected by several factors which are beyond our control.  We should get adequate education, live our normal life, engaging in a service or business to keep ourselves sufficiently busy and also earning money for the entire family.  But above all, we must get rid of old thoughts.  With the learning from the past, we should think and hope for progress and better days in future.

                                                                          vijaiksharma