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The Incredibles..

Posted by Rahul Singh on Monday,June 23, 2008

“B-Brilliant….Good ideas are common, but uncommon are the people who work hard enough to make them through…incredibles- we are the best”

These were the lines given to me for my first ever video shoot for the promo video of incredibles.
Now again question may tickle that what the heck I am suppose to do with these incredibles, well..in our office (PTC, Pune) the management has initiated an idea called BLOCKBUSTERS. This is an idea which is suppose to make the employees life a bit more relaxed with tinge of fun on the workplace.

with crunch deadlines, rising tempers, and heated debates, I find this initiative quite appreciable although it seems like yet another HR practice being followed in a company, but any thing done for fun is always welcomed.

Teams formed in this are known as Blocks and normally consists of 28-30 blockers (block members), with each block headed by a Jack (a boy head) and Jill (a girl head).
other teams competing for this events are

  • The Benchwarmers
  • The Usual Suspects
  • The Ghost busters
  • The Desperados
  • The Transformers
  • The Incredibles

This initiative will witness events related to different fields like debating, Jamming, Singing, Skits, outdoor sports activities like cricket etc and loads of other activities. After one year the blockbuster trophy will be awarded to the winning block.
Frankly speaking this Blockbuster thing has hardly imposed any effect on souls like me..that may be because of the reason that I being a summer intern is suppose to stay only till 31st July 2008, then what’s the use of too much involvement (I know many of you will loath me for this lazy attitude..but cant help it guys ;) )

one interesting phenomenon I saw at my workplace is that although the idea was launched with high expectations, but why it happens that employees are not really proactive in taking up such stress buster ideas, people want to hide from such things by citing the most general reasons like “I am busy in meeting and blah blah…”.

HR people try to think so much for the employees, but I really wonder that how much of these ideas are really a big time hit with employees not only with PTC but also with zillions of other companies.
Nevermind and change to divert the employee’s mind from the boring schedule is always appreciable as it relieves the stress to a great level. Hope this BLOCKBUSTER thing is hit with the company people.
Till then let me enjoy being an INCREDIBLE ;)..

Keep rocking….

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Out-of-Box thinking..

Posted by Rahul Singh on Monday,May 26, 2008

Below are the Interview Questions, which were asked in HR Round….. Be careful while you answer, No one will GET second chance to impress….

Very very Impressive Questions and Answers….. …

Question 1: You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night, it’s raining heavily, when suddenly you pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for a bus:

An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
An old friend who once saved your life.
The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.

Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing very well that there could only be one passenger in your car?

This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.

* You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first;
* or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to ! pay him back.
* However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.

The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer. Guess what was his answer?

He simply answered:

“I would give the car keys to my Old friend and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams.”

Sometimes, we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought limitations. Never forget to “Think Outside the Box.”

Question 2: What will you do if I run away with your sister?”

The candidate who was selected answered ” I will not get a better match for my sister than you sir”

Question 3: Interviewer (to a student girl candidate) – What is one morning you woke up & found that you were pregnant.

Girl – I will be very excited and take an off, to celebrate with my husband.

Normally an unmarried girl will be shocked to hear this, but she managed it well. Why I should think it in the wrong way, she said later when asked

Question 4: Interviewer: He ordered a cup of coffee for the candidate. Coffee arrived kept before the candidate, then he asked what is before you?

Candidate: Instantly replied “Tea”

He got selected.

You know how and why did he say “TEA” when he knows very well that coffee was kept before.

(Answer: The question was “What is before you (U – alphabet)
Reply was “TEA” ( T – alphabet)

Alphabet “T” was before Alphabet “U”

Question 5: Where Lord Rama would have celebrated his “First Diwali”? People will start thinking of Ayodya, Mitila [Janaki’s place], Lanka etc…

But the logic is, Diwali was a celebrated as a mark of Lord Krishna Killing Narakasura. In Dusavataar, Krishnavathaar comes after Raamavathaar.

So, Lord Rama would not have celebrated the Diwali At all!

Question 6: The interviewer asked to the candidate “This is your last question of the interview. Please tell me the exact position of the center of this table where u have kept your files.”

Candidate confidently put one of his finger at some point at the table and told that this was the central point at the table. Interviewer asked how did u get to know that this being the central point of this table, then he answers quickly that sir u r not likely to ask any more question, as it was the last question that u promised to ask…..

And hence, he was selected as because of his quick-wittedness. ……..

This is What Interviewer expects from the Interviewee. ….

“THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX”

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