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A Frustrated Software Engineer : 3 – An Onsite Dream

September 11, 2019


He was a great coder. Poor guy! He was a little filmy. Hmm, kept imagining himself in different films. Yeah, as Naseeruddin Shah or Arjun, sometimes Amitabh Bachchan! So much trouble since the morning. He had to die during the time I’m working here! saab Here’s what I’m thinking – now that this guy is dead, for how many people do you want me to cook? Cook for four people only, …there’ll be a new guy here by the evening. What do I say? We were having beer last night. In fact it was his party, since he was to leave for onsite. He was supposed to take off in a day or two. God knows what happened next, he started shouting loudly “Save me from Dassu, somebody save me!” Then? Then, what? He died holding the beer in his hand. Only three words escaped his mouth when dying: “Visa, onsite and UAT.” Just three days before his onsite! May God never do this to anyone. He was a frustrated guy, after all. Arrey, who is not frustrated with job these days? Job is bloody another name for frustration! What’s with all this frustration, yaar? Whenever I asked him out for a movie, …his production code would blast! Lately he had this new obsession – “Deployment for UAT, deployment for UAT!” This is good riddance! Yes, I’ll be on my way, they should be picking him up any moment now. Well, he’s now free from Dassu, but all his work will fall on our desks. Come on, quick! Just wait for 10 mins dude! We’ll finish drinking and leave. Dammit! Why do you always get these green ones! You should get the yellow ones, always! All his maternal and paternal cousins are married. He was the only one left. And now he’s dead! You are listening, right? Sharmaji’s son is abroad. First he did an MBA, then he got a good job, and then a good salary. And look at him, lying dead. Useless! (Phone rings) Hello? Parth, where are you? Sir, I died last night. How do you think you can just die like that? How can you die without deploying the code for UAT? You have absolutely no sense of responsibility! How irresponsible are you?! But sir, I have all the rights on my own death! Cut the crap! You have no rights over yourself as an IT employee. Good lord! What’s wrong? Clean over there please! Arrey sir, you didn’t let me live while I was alive, now at least while I’m dead— [laughter] What is it? Sleeping in office hours, now that you’re going onsite? So what? Mind your own business! You’ve got onsite, but not freedom from Dassu yet. He just gave you his trademark look a while ago. Forget it, let’s go have tea. Come on. Arrey, come on! Bhaiyya, tea for two, please. What happened? Such hideous street dogs! You expect a Doberman and Bulldog outside an IT firm? As is the place, so are the dogs. Just look at yourself how you were when you joined; now you’re exactly like him. These idiots have turned us into dogs. we bite and bark at their behest all the time. Even tied this collar round our necks. What is it? You look quite frustrated today. Are you happy? No idea about myself, but Raman looks quite happy. He’d posted a check-in from Times Square. Raman who? Raman Kataria? He flew to the US. Here, have a look at his pics. Let it be. Show it here. Three if-else conditions were enough to this guy But two years from now, he will be seen distributing colourful, round chocolates! This is all about destiny man! Hmm, it is. Just like in your case, ain’t it? after all, you just have a travel request pending, then even you’ll be going to the US. Who knows, you could take off tomorrow! I’ve heard they may double the pay for H1B visa holders. You’ll be minting money like crazy! Enough to own flat in Mumbai in a couple of years, no? I couldn’t care less! Its not like I’m dying for a flat. Well, by the way… Did you discuss the travel request with Dassu? Yes, just yesterday. You can’t be serious! Fill me in! Sit, Parth. Sir, my travel request hasn’t been approved yet. I’m not a travel agent. I am a project manager. Whatever I was supposed to do from my end, I have done. Sir, my Visa expires in just a month! You must understand, Parth, you have to be patient. I have been following up too. Just wait a little. How long, after all, do we software engineers have to wait, Mr. Manager? Right from birth, up until today, all we have done is wait. In the beginning, parents used to say, “the more you study, the more fun you’ll later have. I am still waiting for that “fun”, Mr. Manager. Then, the Sharmas, Varmas and Kapoors of the neighbourhood came and advised us, “Pursue a B.Tech, there’s a lot of scope, and you’ll get a good package.” I am still waiting for that “scope” and “good package”. After college, we join an IT company, no matter which branch we studied, only with the hope that all our waiting would come to an end, once and for all. With just the dream of an onsite, we dive right in. But here, all there is, is waiting. A two year wait, even to start dreaming about onsite. Then a wait for the Visa initiation. Then a wait for the Visa to arrive. Then a wait for the approval of travel request. Waiting, waiting, how much more waiting?! Mr Manager! if the client permits, and the manager is nice, then nobody can stop us from going onsite. But it is the likes of you in the higher management, who make the software engineer wait so long, that he ends up being a “frustrated software engineer”! Why are you overreacting, Parth? Why? No need to play Sunny Deol here. Why are you doing all this? Why? Sun…Sunny Deol? Why? A dedicated developer is openly thrown into ‘support’. Why? Freshers willing to work are kept ‘on the bench’… …for months. Why? Resources working miles away from their families get frustrated following up with HR, but they’re not given transfers. Why? Even after submitting a resignation, we are bound like slaves for 3 months, in the name of ‘notice period’. Why? Employees dreaming of US, UK, Europe are sent to ‘Bhiwandi’ in the name of onsite. Why? Why? Why? Why? Such several unanswered ‘whys’ live in the hearts of us software engineers, Mr. Manager! Do you know why? Because, just to show to the client, resources are hired in bulk, as buffer! And then they’re left in this jungle, to get frustrated. But, Mr. Manager, look at those faces, over there. All their eyes are on you, today, to see what you ultimately give to an engineer? If you are not able to provide an onsite to them, then stop this nonsense! Don’t give us false hope! Don’t make false promises to us! so that, at least the next engineer is saved from the destructive false hopes of onsite, from being heartbroken, or frustrated. You said all of that to Dassu?! That is what I thought, I would say. That’s what I was thinking. “How come this Pomeranian turned into a Bulldog!” Tea is ready! Let’s get some tea. Bloody! Trying to cross his limits… I heard you gave a treat to your flatmates. And did not invite me. Look, once you get the request approval, you could be taking off the very next day, so I want party today, no later. Yeah, yeah, we’ll see. Okay now tell me, what was the actual discussion with Dassu like? May I come in, sir? Oh, Parth! Please come in. I was just talking to my boss about you, regarding your onsite. ‘I’m gonna make you an offer you can’t refuse’ Just joking, but yes, we do have an offer for you. What? Look, Parth, you won’t be able to go onsite with this project. What kind of offer is this? Listen to the whole story, first. Your position has been put on hold. Vaibhav’s stay there has been extended by a month. Sir, my Visa expires in a month! Even my maid has begun commenting on how its been 4 years and I’ve still not been onsite. I know, I know. That’s why we are considering you for another opportunity. There’s a new project from the UK, coming my way. Let me send you the documents of that project. Read them up, and you could take off for the UK in just 3 months! Think about it. It’s a matter of 2 months You’ve already waited for 3 years, now it’s just a matter of another 2-3 months. What difference does it make? By the way, there’s many others in the queue. But you’re my best resource. So I want you to go for this opportunity. Anyways, you must be aware of the situation in the US. The ones already there, might even have to come back. So, think about it. Okay, sir. And listen. Read the client’s mail, haven’t you? There’s a UAT at 11 tonight. You’ve got to stay back. So, now no onsite? Shit man! You had even thrown a party. Even had a farewell with relatives. They keep using cheap tricks, and we keep falling for them. They haven’t done it in the last 2.5 years, and you think they’ll readily send you in 2 months? Be realistic. So, you were in the office till 11 yesterday? 11 PM was the UAT And then, the code blasted. So we sat trying to solve it the whole night. I have to make it to the office on Saturday as well. You see that guy? Who, that mad fellow? Yes, him. He used to work for our company. Bullshit! Believe it or not, he used to be on the same project, under Dassu. Leave rejections, no promotions, no hikes. And they kept him waiting for an onsite. One day he lost his mind. Now, he just stands here cursing Dassu all day. (Song)

100 Comments

  • Reply Ranjeet Singh September 4, 2018 at 10:32 am

    bhai konsi company me work krte ho. jo itne frustrated ho..

  • Reply SA AZ September 4, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    One of the best short clip movie..engineer and singer both yaad aa gayen.:)

  • Reply Mayank Gupta September 8, 2018 at 9:15 am

    300+ dislikes from all managers 😉

  • Reply Sunny Islam September 8, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Yaar aankho me aasu laa deye tumne

  • Reply ajay kothawade September 13, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Not that effective. AIB make even better. And what's up with these software engineers. Why they always hate they job. If not happy just leave it. Do something else.

  • Reply Ansuman Mahapatra September 13, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Awesome

  • Reply छेदीलाल प्रजापति September 20, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Supreme

  • Reply Ismail Bagalkote September 22, 2018 at 10:43 am

    What is the last song
    Please lemme know

  • Reply ravi Prasad October 2, 2018 at 4:51 am

    Jabarjast bhai

  • Reply Roshan Kr Soni October 3, 2018 at 2:24 am

    After working 2 years in IT company im frustrated now & going to leave. IT company Sucks 👿 www.roshankrsoni.in

  • Reply AK October 3, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Like to banta hai bhai.

  • Reply satish mhetre October 15, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Why maid is marathi. How the hell maids are marathi in Bangalore?

  • Reply Sunny Gupta October 28, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Awesome choreography

  • Reply Social Punchnama October 28, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Very close to tvf

  • Reply RISHIKESH MEENA November 4, 2018 at 7:27 am

    He should try in movies.

  • Reply Vivek Agrawal November 5, 2018 at 6:24 am

    Can easily relate 😂😭

  • Reply Abdullah Khalid November 19, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Onsite ke naam pe Bhiwandi! ROFL

  • Reply Ankur Narkhede December 30, 2018 at 6:24 am

    awesome video…plz make such more!!

  • Reply Rahul Pal January 18, 2019 at 6:14 am

    Kya video bante ho yaar.super like

  • Reply Ishan Nagar February 10, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    ab samajh me aaya, first scene khosala ka ghosala se inspired hai

  • Reply Aqib warsi March 11, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Does that relly happens….. can't believe

  • Reply Aparna kumbhojkar March 15, 2019 at 2:36 am

    Very nice ..a true situation designed by him .hats off u .

  • Reply Sandeep Mishra March 22, 2019 at 3:50 am

    Bhai Jabarjast acting ..you have to try in Bollywood also

  • Reply Niladri Banerjee April 9, 2019 at 9:16 am

    The song was nice too…

  • Reply JB April 9, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Bhai tu ONSITE aya ya nahi abhi ? 🙂

  • Reply Abhay Gupta April 10, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    ye TCS/Infosys kind job wala banda h.I can feel the pain

  • Reply Swapnil Pimple April 12, 2019 at 8:47 am

    You can't blame IT Companies, They are looking for profit only… You could choose better option for your career, but you are here in grid of money… even the Engineer from other stream like Mechanical and other also going for IT jobs…. They have lost one seat only….

    So now it your destiny…

  • Reply Dheeraj Kumar April 13, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Excellent

  • Reply Hitender Mehandiratta April 15, 2019 at 3:10 am

    Bhai ise onsite bhej hi do .. lol

  • Reply Directional Academy April 15, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    383 Managers Dislike…..

  • Reply Zunky2005 April 16, 2019 at 2:09 am

    Why dont just prepare for GRE, do MS, make your own travel plan, go to USA on your own. 4k dassu.

  • Reply Chandrashekhar Sah April 16, 2019 at 6:15 am

    Life is all about your choice and decision you make for a better future. Always trust yourself more than anyone and try to be the best wherever you are . If the company doesn't respect your skills than search for the company which deserves and respect it .

  • Reply THE GUIDELINES INSTITUTE April 16, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Best of luck great

  • Reply NITIN KUMAR April 16, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    Bro zabardast

  • Reply INDIAN PROFILES April 16, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    last gana behatareen tha

  • Reply Whistler Prem Tiwari April 18, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Mayank is really talented

  • Reply Great Idea Great Information April 18, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    I really like his name Parth

  • Reply Himanshu Soni April 19, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Great work, kuch sales walo pe bhi banao…

  • Reply Ranjan kumar April 20, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Ye bda depressing ho gya yaar.

  • Reply Prashant M April 21, 2019 at 7:58 am

    Good content guys… ✌✌✌✌

  • Reply WIND 4 EEE April 23, 2019 at 3:21 am

    The man who clapped first had cards (ताश) on his screen.

  • Reply krishna kumar April 23, 2019 at 5:03 am

    lajwab, adubhud, avisimarniya, gajab. Acting, Script, Music, Direction, Mayank you are the new Om Puri of 2019.your acting and direction above perfection. Excellent job…

  • Reply Soham C April 25, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Jeeeez he looks so ugly

  • Reply Mumtaz Mohammed April 26, 2019 at 2:16 am

    I'm not fron IT, admire music and love Rafi saab to the core…. singer here I can imagine lives and breathes Rafi saab… awesome rendition!!

  • Reply Ankit Narwaria April 26, 2019 at 8:37 am

    If u want stable , reliable life
    Never trust on screens …..
    These r just for fucking views ,u could not relate real life with screens

  • Reply arindam kumar das April 26, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    loved the end song….brilliant…

  • Reply Prabh Singh April 28, 2019 at 11:15 am

    koi solutions hai btao… same mere saath bhi yahi hi rha h … ab to k ander se toot chuka hu … or na mujse MNC m switch ho rha h… dukhti rag pr haath mtt rakho

  • Reply Marmik Patel May 9, 2019 at 4:22 am

    600 unlikes by proj. managers😂😂😂😂

  • Reply lord kyukueira June 19, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Mast hai be

  • Reply Sumit Pande June 24, 2019 at 11:52 am

    That guy who was crying was playing card game on system…
    Maja a gaya bye god…

  • Reply Maddy Pintu June 25, 2019 at 6:02 am

    405 managers disliked this video 🤣
    I was also frustrated with onsite bait in TCS and then realised "milna hoga toh milega, Sapna nhi dekhna", so tried for switch and switched company. Now happy at this new company

  • Reply Yogesh Kadam June 28, 2019 at 6:33 am

    Awesome

  • Reply sufyan ahmed June 29, 2019 at 10:44 am

    Although I am not a SE ut I felt the pain here 😄

  • Reply Wanderer Pages July 1, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Bhivandi on-site bhejte hai

  • Reply Dinesh Yadav July 2, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    App negative spread kar rha ho

  • Reply Abhinav Sharma July 2, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    send this guy directly to bollywood. he is epic

  • Reply Schrodinger's Cat July 3, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    Yaar ending waale gaane ne almost rula dia.

  • Reply Parimala Shetty July 3, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Nic video sir

  • Reply Rahul kumar July 7, 2019 at 3:50 am

    Kya realistic story hai mere bhai….

  • Reply Banamali Mishra July 9, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    I can't control my laughter 😂😂😂😂

  • Reply sunil dhakad July 10, 2019 at 5:29 am

    Parth Bhai ak number …..

  • Reply Voyager Vinay July 10, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    PARTH BHAI KYA ACTING KI HAI

  • Reply YT Watch July 10, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Indian IT companies are tatt and their managers are a** holes. My friend works in Amazon. He was telling me that its very stress-free environment. On top, they pay overtime, they can play indoor and outdoor games, they get free food etc.

  • Reply Sunny Amit July 12, 2019 at 9:45 am

    On-site PR Jana Kya hota hai….plzz explain anyone

  • Reply Susheel Yadav July 13, 2019 at 8:00 am

    At end song is awesome 👌👌

  • Reply betaharish July 14, 2019 at 5:30 am

    Lovely !!! 😀😀

  • Reply Hari Ram July 17, 2019 at 5:15 am

    Truely i like his acting skills , IT is fckall anyways, enjoyed his role

  • Reply Hamza khan July 17, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    as a developer I like such kind of videos … keep it going .

  • Reply Dillip Senapati July 19, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Awsome! acting. I've watched almost all the videos. Awsome.

  • Reply Web Maker July 22, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    isme kya achanak se aatma aa jati h

  • Reply Ashirbad Pratikananda July 23, 2019 at 10:50 am

    6.23..hahaha…rofl..his expression

  • Reply Angad Singh July 27, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    on site jaba hai toh khud jaake aa jao, companies se kabhi expect mat karo…company needs profit to run the show that it, on site jaisee cheez kuch nahi hotee…

  • Reply Asra Shaikh July 30, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Your videos truly reflect IT life.. Hats off to your work.. just amazed by it

  • Reply MrSimp75 July 30, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Anyone wants to develop great web or mobile based products with me – message me here. Serious people only.

  • Reply Amardeep Singh July 31, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Hats off to all rounder Mayank Singh (Parth) Writer Director Actor, 👏👍

  • Reply Falguni Bonawate August 2, 2019 at 4:58 am

    Dude, that's really relatable! There is huge politics for on-site!!

  • Reply Ravi Pandey August 4, 2019 at 7:11 am

    bros please help me ……what i do ?? i have completed by b.tech …..during b.tech i was in great depression coz of break up by a girl to whom i loved the most ……….I have not learned any skills …..I didn't attented any campus placement coz of fear …..and its august and I didn't have any job and i am at home with no work ….I belong to lower middle class …..what I can do ? please help

  • Reply Happy Geek August 6, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Teachership is the best profession.

  • Reply Dhananjay Sawai August 7, 2019 at 8:46 am

    U guys r super awesome..
    The entire production house, actors n all…

  • Reply Ayush Srivastava August 7, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    bhai ye sb dekh k lgta h suicide krna jyada asaan h….kya krenge aise life jeeke….govt jobs me corruptiion aur private jobs mein frustration…..

  • Reply Aishvary Bhatnagar August 8, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Awesome ,

  • Reply Shivkumar Udgiri August 9, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Acting sahi karta hai bhai tu… Try in Bollywood.

  • Reply Saswat Mishra August 9, 2019 at 10:30 am

    The last song is very emotional

  • Reply jatinkg1 August 13, 2019 at 8:27 am

    There is a wrong notion in the society that competent person goes to on site.
    Truth is we want competent person doing work here and someone onsite who can handle client.

  • Reply pravat kumar dash August 15, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Really enjoyed.brilliant script, acting and more over 5*

  • Reply Ghalib Ansari August 15, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    loved it. i'm waiting for part 4

  • Reply Pritam Munoth August 18, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Please make a vedio on bankers life

  • Reply Pankaj Sharma August 18, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    I m frustrated of travelling onsite…ssly

  • Reply G M August 18, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Lol

  • Reply Pio Putt August 19, 2019 at 4:39 am

    कम्पनी के खर्च पर विदेश जाना आसान नही है 😃
    https://youtu.be/bPHVPiXrpW0

  • Reply MISG 47 August 20, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    It's all because you work in a company that's not very big
    I work in amazon. And dude we get like the best work and life balance. No mental stress and some hike in our salaries by the end of a year.

  • Reply Amol Charbhai August 21, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Ek number. Salute to writer of the story.

  • Reply Shyam Mohan kunwar September 1, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Can't stop laughing 😂 😂 😂 amazing content 🤣🤣🤣

  • Reply Nilay Saha September 2, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    422 dislikes are given by Managers.

  • Reply Rakesh Kumar September 5, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    ye last me song kis film ka hai

  • Reply Rakesh Kumar September 5, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    please anyone know song in last belongs to which film i search but did not find it

  • Reply A4family September 6, 2019 at 1:34 am

    7:44 Ohhh My god He was Playing

  • Reply Rajesh Upadhyay September 6, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    H1B VISAS are most punishing in software sector.
    Indians in USA on on-site jobs on H1B VISAS are treated as educated labourers in USA and they are pressurized to work longer in USA due to the threat of looseing their Job assignements.

    H1B VISAS are mostly INDIANS who dreamt of Permament Green Card settlements but they keep working in same profile for 10years also and under pressure of looseing their ON-SITE USA
    H1B VISA JOBS.

    Why to dream of USA SETTLEMENTS ?
    INDIA is better place to live a Happy life.
    USA IS a country of LONELY INDIVIDUALS & FRUSTRATED LIQUOR ADDICTS(even Drug addicts).

  • Reply indian gwal September 8, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Ye banda hamesha boss maarane ki sochata hai. Sabhi ke dil ki khwahish poori kar raha hai

  • Reply PANKAJ SHARMA September 9, 2019 at 12:55 am

    👍👍👍👍👍👌

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