Sunday, September 16, 2018

Lost internet and mobile connection during Chennai Rains

When I returned back after a very short walk around my apartment, I called up my parents and conveyed that it is down pouring at Chennai and I am safe at home and would call next day morning. Since I conveyed my message to parents, that I am safe in the home and no plans of stepping out anytime soon, they were pretty much relieved. I crashed to the bed at around 8 PM, this was the first time in my life to crash so early in the bed and just lost in some random thoughts. Of all these random things against me during the Chennai Rains, there was one good thing which I made earlier, I had around 18 Tintin adventure eBook downloaded in my iPod Touch and I has been my companion for 2 long days. I slept too soon, after I crashed to the bed early in the night and had good sleep for around 4 to 5 hours before I woke up to the monstrous thunder and lightning. At around 2 AM there was continuous thunders with multiple lightning, I woke up to these sounds only to sense the impact of the rains. Now I am sure that the rains are not stopping any time soon and the hope of getting electricity in the next day faded away. Continue reading at “G R Team Sites”

Monday, September 10, 2018

18. Surprise in salary hike

Continuation to the salary saga and my manager requesting me to share the hike percentage, I reached home with heavy heart and never wanted to open the hike letter again. However, I was curious about knowing how much salary would I get post the hike and how much can I save for my retirement. So, after opening the hike letter my calculations were not matching the actual numbers and it doesn’t add up to the final hike numbers. Few moments later, I came to know that I have made a huge error while making the calculations and the hike percentage was more than I actually thought. Now after few calculations I found the exact hike percentage for the current and was actually shocked to know that it was on a higher side, not too higher neither too low to ignore. I was happy and was making some calculations to arrive at my final salary package and found that most of the hike percentage were going for tax and the NET amount is lower than I expected. Now, the most difficult task was to convey it to the manager who requested for it and for more such stories, continue reading at “G R Team Sites”