12 May, 2010

Fatigue Phases














Most of us go through periods of tiredness and exhaustion... This blog post: Over Cups of Coffee: Tired reminded me of those days at Xavier Institute of Communications [XIC] where the assignments would take up most of our time... we would be struggling till early morning trying to complete tasks which seemed to multiply our errors committed while completing them!

Then came the phase of work... which at times hardly gave us enough time to take in a lungful of air... heads bent down, fingers furiously typing on the keyboard, plus attending to calls from clients along with tasks and plans set by our bosses...

The result by the end of the day pictured slouching shoulders, drooping eyelids, slow-tired speech, aches that reached the tiny muscles of the toes and finally collapsing on the messy, unmade bed - unaware of sleeping in ones office clothes...

20 comments:

  1. i miss my college days....and the unemployed days......those days, i'd do watever i want.....i used to watch atleast 2 movies everyday......and now....i can't do that even in a week.........damn corporate.......damn being grown up

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  2. i so agree....miss my jobless carefree days...nwadays evry second wrd i say is some kind of corp jargon...ewww.....

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  3. @ Hitesh: Aaaahh, I know that feeling... thankfully for me, I'm away from the busy-busy college and work days... there were some fun times though even then! So, I guess it's all square in the end... what do you think?

    @ Nilanjana: :) It is so good of you to drop in! lol that happens to most when they start working.. all the high standard office words come out, instead of normal, simple words! :)

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  4. Reminds me of myself now

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  5. Finally found your blog! There was no link on the comment & I wondered how I would find you. :P You were at XIC? Wow...I did my junior college and undergrad from Xavier's. Small world.

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  6. @ Tarun: :) yeah, exhaustion is something everyone experiences at different points in life...

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  7. @ Psych Babbler: :D I hope it wasn't too difficult for you to find my blog... and I love when this statement comes up - "it's a small world" :) It's great to know you are from Xavier's!! In which year did you pass out from there?

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  8. dont u love those days when you drag after having 4 cups of coffee! :-)

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  9. it does square up one....day...waiting for my DAY.......hoping it comes by soon

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  10. @ eye-in-sty-in: :D coffee is one of the best perk-up solutions ever!!

    @ Hitesh: it will come... just wait and before you know it, it will be right in front of you.

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  11. I ODed on days like those that you mention before taking myself off for a sabbatical...getting back to studies post working ensures that your time management is more efficient..try it sometime..;)

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  12. hmmm sometimes being jobless is also exhausting...you have way too much time to think about stuff and get too emotional for no reason.

    I feel being busy and tired is much better than absolutely not doing anything but still feeling exhausted.

    Thank you for following my blog :)

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  13. Enjoying what you do reduces fatigue even if quantum of work is more...and the reverse is true as well.

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  14. around 2 years back it happened, there was a delay in getting the contract, but deadlines are deadlines and there would be no excuses when it comes to penalties.

    we got the contract, but opsware the tool used for work wasn't fine tuned for the purpose, we weren't trained either but there was a 15 years of IT experience clout which i carried on my shoulder and that of learning most things self taught,I did not mention that i had a Diplomatic war with my hierarchy of bosses, and now that i managed to get a chance i wanted to desperately prove.

    Problems were plenty.I needn't go into the details, reader may not understand or ......
    I sat 18-19 hours a day continuously for 7 days to complete it, which was unexpected and it surprised my Managers and also the client, who feared they would have to pay penalty.

    I was Rewarded with cheer points(an award of no value, even to those who presented us )
    time passed by there was no promotion as expected or ......... instead ......
    I walked away.

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  15. @ Journomuse: Col, actually right now I'm busy running around for admission forms to continue my studies... will share notes with you on how it feels to go back to studying after working! :)

    @ Lazy Pineapple: There are those days, when sitting idle too gets really exhausting.. both mentally and physically... thoughts just seem to cascade through the mind at such times.. That saying does hold truth sometimes - "An idle mind is a devil's workshop."

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  16. @ Gyanban: There was a time when I enjoyed my work even though it was like a cart-load of work... then things got a bit routine and there were other issues that came in... the amount of fun started to drop down...in all productivity and efficiency too got hit. But yeah, if you love your work all things seem good!

    @ Zanil: Sheesh, that's tough... 18-19 hrs!!! I've heard of cases like yours and it really makes me wonder about the whole working system.

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  17. when I used to live that phase,I hated the uproductivity and hated the kind of life I had that time and now I miss it allot sonetines i feel i havent lived it to the core. I need time machine to make that happen.
    landed first time on ur blog. just to say hello.

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  18. Hi Asif, nice of you to come, drop in and say hello :) yeah, sometimes we miss those days of 'being busy'... the whole atmosphere of rush, work and projects completed... maybe you will get to do it again! who knows?

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  19. Passed out in 2004,,,what about you?

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  20. @ Psych Babbler: I completed my Post-Grad from XIC in 2009. Hmmm... 5 yrs difference, oh well, nice to know a Xavierite! :)

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