On most comments , I saw the query : " Why doesnt the original company let him continue ? "..
Let me clarify ... they are ready to take him back ... but do u really think he'd feel like continuing in the old job ???
By the way , I lost more than half of the post I had written , and hence am rewriting from where I lost it..
Shall elaborate on the incident i mentioned in the previous post ... but before that, I cleared GATE and my All India ranking is 380 .... It isnt something too good .. but the fact is that I'm writing the exams after 2 yrs of passing out of college ... and hadnt studied at all ... thought I'd completely lost touch w/ my Tech subjects .. but , apparently , this isnt the case .. The ranking did a lot for my self confidence .. wasnt even sure if I'd qualify.
Coming back to the incident ....
My friend was working in an Indian based company on Video processing. He had posted some queries related to his project and the processor he was working on, on Google. Some consulting agency saw his queries , and contacted asking him if he was interested in attending interviews from 5 major MNCs dealing in the same field ... he agreed as he had nothing to lose.
He chose the 1st company on their list for the interview .. not because of any personal interest , but because they were the first to contact the agency. He cleared 2 rounds of technical interview .... they paid for his flight tickets to and fro, as well as his accomodation ... in short , for everything.
He was still not sure about the results and didnt have very high expectations . He was still not so interested in joining the MNC as he was quite happy where he was. But , what really took him aback was the work and the responsibilities he was supposed to handle.
Though the original company were not happy with his leaving , they cleared everything.. but when he went to the company HQ , the head HR there refused to give him his relieving certificate .. He got to know that the MNC's legal advisors had contacted the HR asking if his joining them was ok with the company.The company where he was working and the MNC had a bond whereby an employee of one company couldn't work in the other till 2 years after leaving the company.and the MNC refused to accept him till he got his relieving order.
Now , the guy is in a fix .. neither can he join the MNC, nor can he go back. Wasn't it the duty of the MNC's legal advisors to verify everything before contacting him ?
Now , my friend is in a total depression ... Understandble.
What makes it even worse is that he didn'g go out seeking the opportunity , but the opportunity came to him. They gave him hopes and dashed it all.
He's this super whiz in his field ...
Believe me , you'd be shocked to hear the MNC's name !
Monday, March 20, 2006