After studying for six years – from 1994 to 2000, my wife Rekha joined Sify as the Product Manager for their Entertainment Channel.
Back then, I used to work for Sify as Product Manager for their Sports Channel. That`s when she met me and fell head over heels for me. Despite my continuous refusals she continued to chase me and finally managed to wear me down. I agreed to marry her, disappointing many other girls who were in the queue.
The day we got married, we decided that only one of us will work for Sify. For obvious reasons, of course. How was I supposed to oogle at girls, if my wife was around to watch me?
Being the braver of the two, she decided to quit the job she loved and join Sify`s E-Learning team (which sat in a different building/office). While at Sify`s E-Learning team, she worked on projects for GE, Hyperion, Caterpillar, Northrop Grumman Defence Systems etc.
Within a year, her fame spread amongst the Instructional Designers of Chennai (at least that`s what she made me believe!) and got a call from Congnizant Technologies…which she readily accepted.
After spending two years with Cognizant Technologies and working with clients such as Pfizer and PeopleSoft….something nice happened….Rhea, our daughter was born.
If Rekha had continued to work, she would have had a glittering career now. Maybe, better than mine….but she didn`t. She gave up all that without even an iota of second thoughts because she wanted to be around for Rhea & her learnings.
It has been two and a half years since…and Rhea has turned out to be a smart girl. She joined Play School two months back and got promoted to nursery a week back. Even though she is just two and a half years old…Rhea is a almost a complete woman…she covers her mouth when she coughs, and says ‘Sorry` afterwards, she reads books, knows all the rhymes, dances to music, can play a drum, doesn`t watch TV, says ‘namaste` to elders…the list can go on. All thanks to Rekha. All that I ever did was buy Rhea a chocolate on an odd weekend.
Having done her bit for her daughter, Rekha now wants to get back to work. She wants that adrenalin rush that she used to experience when a call was due with an angry client, in the next five minutes. In short, she is looking for a job.
At this stage, she wants something that she can do from home. After a year or so, she will start exploring opportunities that require her to be in office.
If you think you have something she can work on, you can download her resume here (60 Kb, Doc File) >> Downloaded times <<