1st Company Day!
We had our 9th Annual Company Day of our office (Torry Harris Business Solutions – THBS in short) today. But for me, it was the very first company day i happened to be present out of these 4 years of experience in IT industry. 😉 First 2 years i happened to miss in my first company (Covansys) because of my GATE Exam and my first sem in MS exams. The next year (1st year in THBS) being placed at client’s place (onsite) and busy with the production, could not turn up! So somehow wanted to attend this year!
It was good being part atleast as an active audience! We (myself earand one of my best colleagues) started late for the function as i reached office a bit late than my usual timings. Though we both thought that we could manage in finding the hotel where the function is happening, we felt it difficult because we just swapped the names of the hall in the morning and evening sessions. After calling a colleague to get to know the name of the hall, we could manage to locate it as it was pretty nearby our office. Of course, we felt a bit hesitated thinking that we were the last people getting into the hall and what others may be thinking by looking at us! But ultimately, whenever comes after you in such a situation, the amount of relaxation, happiness you get right.. really one should enjoy it as we did today! A couple of guys came after us making us feel relaxed 😉
The morning session was great as it was the usual one wherein the CEO addressed all and there were talks on how our office has evolved, what are the future plans, where are we heading towards etc etc.. All these we missed because of being late entries but somehow managed to get these by asking the neigbours after the break. Then the Question & Answer session was there wherein the people who filled out the questions in a drop box which they wanted theto be addressed in front of all by the respective people (CEO, COO, HR, etc ). Happened to hear a nice comment from some colleagues passing by after the Q & A session was over, which was “You can question any one in the software industry!”. All employees were given a keychain as a compliment on the company day.
The evening session was great as it was having some cultural activities, awards distribution ceremonies etc. Awards was an excellent one as there were many varieties of awards given for the best initiative, star bootcamp, best support etc etc. Felt very great and proud of people who were nominated for certain titles and one among them got selected. The amount of applause you get from the crowd itself shows how much the individuals had been getting along with the team. Remembered my friend “Prabhu S” who also used to get such awards in his company PerotSystems.
The aspect which we felt lacking in the morning session was filled out here. Yes the dinner! ;-). It was very fine and we could not taste any Non-Veg items as we don’t eat.
Somehow the whole day went fine with a great enjoyment. 😉 Lets get back to normal routine (work) from tomorrow onwards!!