Thursday, April 23
On and on i ramble !
A lot of times people tend to assume that since i worked at a bank i must naturally know everything there is to know about banking..like features of 0 balance account for NRI to current deposit rates..during those times .. i feel a little helpless and a tad ashamed that i am not being of any help to these folk who think i would be of help/provide info.. The only times i have been to my own bank (branch)in the 4 odd years is only when i have had to take care of my own personal transactions,which haven't been much..
I probably belong to the first generation in my family to prefer not wanting to go to a branch to get my work done.. My parents still go through the rigmarole of waiting in queues to withdraw money and getting their passbooks updated meticulously every week.Not surprisingly, they know more about deposit rates than i do !.. I know this doesn't sound very flattering , but in my defense i simply never got the time to walk into the branch to learn general banking operations !!
I have been taking some time out to close the gazillion inactive SB accounts that dot various banks in the city.. remnants of salary accounts of my working life..Visit to one particular bank got me thinking ..Well dressed associates lounging in branch , chatting and joking with each other.. I suddenly missed being employed.Especially missed my old job ..Our team used to hang out quite a bit even socially.Crib about bosses and talk shop a lot .. it was fun..Most of us have moved on to fresh pastures or quit .. but i feel the camaraderie even now .. What fun times !! .. coming back to the associates..they almost seemed like clones to me .. similar clothes,impeccable grooming,measured mannerisms and speech.. kids these days,i say !!..
India Inc sure is kicking and kicking back hard at that .. That brings us to bottom line .. i ramble quite a bit,eh ?