It is appraisal time and the entire office is looking forward to their ratings. Appraisal, a word that sends chills down the spine of the software engineers as they wait eagerly to see how their work has been rated and what future prospects they can look forward to.

But, what happens when a software engineer gets a bad appraisal rating? How does he react to the situation? What does he say to his manager? An Appraisal discussion is nothing less than a Mahabharat in the corporate world and Parth, the fresher, is having a tough time digesting his poor ratings. He goes to his manager to discuss the issue and what culminates then is a total mayhem. When asked what his issues (Peeda) are, he breaks down saying, “ek software engineer ka Jeevan to peedao se hi bharahotahai” (The life of a software engineer is filled with pain)

“Ek bar flight se gharchalajau to mahinotak budget nhi set ho pata” (If I take a flight home, then I am not able to set my budget for months)

“Itnikum salary me to merashadikasapnabhi toot ta huadikhtahai” (I can see my weddings dreams being crushed by such a low salary)

The manager, as calmly as he could, turns into the ‘Krishna’ of corporate world and persuades Parth into believing that only by rising above the web of appraisal, he can become a ‘sthir employee’ (permanent employee). Feeling dejected and sad and switching their jobs only makes the matters worse. The engineers are for the projects and not the projects for them and thus, a software engineer should always worry about the ‘karm’ (project) and not the ‘fal’ (appraisal).

Yes, this is the story of a frustrated software engineer, who thought that life after graduation will be easy and he will be enjoying the ‘happy hours’ of his life, getting a good appraisal and fulfilling his dreams. Instead, he is left at the mercy of the managers, who brainwash them into believing that appraisals are a ‘mayajaal’.

Don’t miss this video discussing an appraisal, which will tickle your funny bones and help you understand the ‘peeda’ (pain) of a Software engineer working in a multinational. The Mahabharat of a software company will surely relate to your life (if you’re a software engineer) or to the life of one of your friends!!!