I sat there at the reception desk, eagerly waiting for the next call to come in. I felt a lot more confident than usual…why wouldn’t I be? I had cracked two rounds of technical interview confidently…and now I was sitting at the reception desk of the company I would be a part of. I sat there, eagerly waiting for the call from the HR…that would be the final round of interrogation and then….that is it, I would be a part of this huge company.
I had waited for this moment eagerly, for the past 3 years…since the time I had the little one in my lap. I had taken a break from my career to take care of my little one…a very long break. My little one was now well settled in her school and I had decided to bounce back to work… a place where I could find some work satisfaction and of course and fat paycheck J
When I had decided to break my career and stay at home, I had many scrutinizing eyes. Most of them telling me that it would be difficult for me to get back to work if I take a break. But I always knew that I would get back to work once my little one would start her schooling… and today is that time to show to the world that a woman who has taken a long career break can bounce back too… she can get back to her work and prove to the world that she is equally capable of her male counter parts… I felt confident and my happiness reeled…I was on cloud nine…I decided to call my husband once the final round of HR questioning is done …he was as eagerly waiting for me as I was. …he had been an extremely supportive guy all through out. All the time when the world pointed out its finger against me, for quitting a job that was so lucrative, he had always trusted me – more than I trusted myself.
And today was the day, to prove that I had lived up to his expectations – and mine too.
The final HR round of interrogation was just a cake walk. When the HR handed out my appointment letter, it was like a dream come true… my name on the company’s letterhead and the fact that I was again back to career made me all the more confident than what I was a day before the interview.