Sisyphic Condition

Our relationship to work hinges on motivation. The motivation defined in terms of recognition for the effort. When we are not recognized for our effort, we are de-motivated and inefficiency creeps into our work life. We do have tools to motivate the experienced working at higher echelons in the organizations but the

The expectation of being recognized holds true, across all hierarchies, in an organization. I was interacting with a Chartered Accountant working with a large Company for last 8 years. His salary had grown 15% y-o-y and awarded one promotion as well. But he had decided to move-on and was keen to look for a change. “I have nothing new at my job there- same set of people, same work, nothing new. I did contribute to an idea of cost reduction, and that was implemented. But, this was a few years back.”, he said in response to one of my questions. He suffered from Sisyphus condition.

In another context, I asked my young colleagues, with work experience not exceeding a couple of years, to share their expectations from their employer and most mentioned ‘appreciation’ as a key criterion. Most of them perform monotonous jobs where critique for failure is more probable than an occasional pat on the back. They too suffer from Sisyphus condition.

The word ‘Sisyphus condition’ emerges from the name of a king named Sisyphus in Greek mythology who was punished to carry a heavy boulder up a steep hill only to roll it back the moment it reached the top and keep repeating till he died. In modern world, Sisyphus condition is used for tasks that can be labelled as laborious and futile. Why do we end-up having jobs that are at best tasks? This has something to do with the way we create jobs and define roles.

Jokes on demonetization in India

A week back on Nov 9 2016, the Prime Minister of India made an announcement about discontinuing the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denominated currency. This lead to a widespread reaction from citizens across the country. The existence black or parallel economy is a common knowledge amongst Indians and it’s quite widespread. It can safely be reasoned that even the salaried class who are believed having transparency the most in their incomes do have an inherited unaccounted wealth. 

The reaction was widely shared across the Whatsapp and other popular social media. I too had my share of contribution both to creating new jokes and laughs. I am listing the best jokes, in my opinion, that capture the announcement followed by the reaction of common man and impact in their lives.

1. Dosto Modi ki Shaddi karwao , Khali dimag shaitan ka ghar, Kisne socha tha ki laxmi poojan ke Baad , laxmi visarjan karna padega.

2. Modiji be kaha tha sab ke accounts mein Rs 15 lakh jamaa karwaaonga kis ko pata tha ke khud hee jamaa karwaenge

3. बुरे वक्त के लिए पैसे रखे थे, पर पैसो का ही बुरा वक्त आ गया

4. मारवाड़ी : 

_” भाई वो जो पाँच सौ उधार लिए थे वो देने आया हूँ…..!!!! ”

सिंधी :

*” कैसी बात करता है यार,*

*मैंने तो 400 ही दिए थे…..!!! ”*

5. एक कस्टमर चिकन खरीदने पंहुचा, दुकानदार से बोला भाईसाहब 1 किलो चिकन देना, इतने में मुर्गा बोला भाई साहब खुल्ले है तभी कटवाना मुझे । कभी 500, 1000 के चक्कर में मरवा दो मुझे

6. My client asked me this question today ? I have deposited 5 lakhs in wife’s account. Are you sure IT people will arrest my wife or should I deposit more?

7. बच्चा: ममी जल्दी बाहर आओ कोई दाढ़ी वाले बाबा आए है

ममी: अर्रे बेटा ये कोई दाढ़ी वाले बाबा नही तेरे पिताजी है। बैंक गये थे नोट बदलवाने…आज आए है…पाँव छू इनके 

Jokes on demonerization in India

A week back on Nov 9 2016, the Prime Minister of India made an announcement about discontinuing the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denominated currency. This lead to a widespread reaction from citizens across the country. The existence black or parallel economy is a common knowledge amongst Indians and it’s quite widespread. It can safely be reasoned that even the salaried class who are believed having transparency the most in their incomes do have an inherited unaccounted wealth. 

The reaction was widely shared across the Whatsapp and other popular social media. I too had my share of contribution both to creating new jokes and laughs. I am listing the best jokes, in my opinion, that capture the announcement followed by the reaction of common man and impact in their lives.

1. Dosto Modi ki Shaddi karwao , Khali dimag shaitan ka ghar, Kisne socha tha ki laxmi poojan ke Baad , laxmi visarjan karna padega.

2. Modiji be kaha tha sab ke accounts mein Rs 15 lakh jamaa karwaaonga kis ko pata tha ke khud hee jamaa karwaenge

3. बुरे वक्त के लिए पैसे रखे थे, पर पैसो का ही बुरा वक्त आ गया

4. मारवाड़ी : 

_” भाई वो जो पाँच सौ उधार लिए थे वो देने आया हूँ…..!!!! ”

सिंधी :

*” कैसी बात करता है यार,*

*मैंने तो 400 ही दिए थे…..!!! ”*

5. एक कस्टमर चिकन खरीदने पंहुचा, दुकानदार से बोला भाईसाहब 1 किलो चिकन देना, इतने में मुर्गा बोला भाई साहब खुल्ले है तभी कटवाना मुझे । कभी 500, 1000 के चक्कर में मरवा दो मुझे

6. My client asked me this question today ? I have deposited 5 lakhs in wife’s account. Are you sure IT people will arrest my wife or should I deposit more?

7. बच्चा: ममी जल्दी बाहर आओ कोई दाढ़ी वाले बाबा आए है

ममी: अर्रे बेटा ये कोई दाढ़ी वाले बाबा नही तेरे पिताजी है। बैंक गये थे नोट बदलवाने…आज आए है…पाँव छू इनके