Message:WEST :: Riddle:EAST

Message:WEST :: Riddle:EAST (Analogy)

A mail that contains the sweetest goodbye, which never says that we depart today instead that bunches the hearts intact. An intention of never letting distance and separation impact the alliance amongst people the word BYE was never used. But, who knew that this inaccuracy would cost an imbecile reciprocation from one of the groups I’ve emailed separately 😀 Reciprocation

Hi There!

After 3+1 years of exciting stint with ABC Company, it is as unfortunate as it is fortunate for me to say that it’s time to move on. The Day-after-Tomorrow is my last working day @ABC and may not be available in my regular hours that day, hence taking this opportunity to shoot this email today itself 🙂

Four years, so many Colleagues, so many Q&As, so many R&Ds, so many Thoughts, so many Meets, so many Instants, so many Reports, so many Lines of Code AND just this one e-Mail to summarize and confine it into few phrases. I apologize for the long e-Mail, I’m taking an exemption to not to be brief this time (I guess) 🙂

Apparently, all these 4 years, I’ve had nightmares about Manufacturing, Analysis, Support, Development, Models, Items, Sales, Customers, Vendors etc. I may be getting rid of these terms now, but I may continue to have those nightmares with different set of terms like Banking, Finance Operations, Data Warehouse, Team Building, Analytics, Research & Development etc :). Whilst I look forward to get my hands dirty in my new role managing the Finance Operations function @ BFSI Org, I will miss working (along) with you all here.

Everyone tend to learn and I’m not an exception but as an individual I’m a far better person today, learning and acquiring. Working here was the best challenge till date and I always tried to deliver my best. Hence, I thought that instead of sending out the usual “It was great…” e-Mail, I’d like to share with you a few lessons that I’ve learned throughout my experience.

  • We still have to spend on shoes even after having so many customers (Tags: Put, Yourself, Customers’, Shoes, Think :P).
  • In my initial days here, I thought I would get ‘baked’, but I was wrong! I got ‘marinated’ first and then got ‘baked’.
  • I still can’t believe you are reading this. 🙂
  • Abandon BlackBerry – spares yourself from working extra-/ off-hours.
  • People around are like diapers, they keep changing but what makes them change is always same.
  • If you are still reading this, I can guess that there’s something you would want to share too. Am lucky enough now that I can. 🙂
  • Pray God every day the Wisdom to Understand, Love to Forgive but not surely the Power; in case God grants it, you may end up breaking someone’s head. 🙂
  • As am now out from here, you may grumble but do not forget to CC me.
  • So finally you did finish reading, well ’I’ didn’t ‘Expect that!’. 🙂

I know, that was a gimcrack :). I was just kidding though… I apologize in any case of anguish – I was just trying to make you grin :). On a serious note, I’ve learnt these which were proven true, at least in my case :).

  • Never seek ‘Blind Advices’. Always try to experiment and accept mistakes. A Botched Up deliverable on your own is far better than a quality deliverable done by Spoon Feeding (Tags: Learn, From, Mistakes).
  • Proffer ‘them’ that ‘they’ can’t defy – which doesn’t necessarily mean “Do or Die”, but in “I Can Think Better Than You!” way. Try giving ‘them’ what ‘they’ really want, but not just what ‘they’ say ‘they’ want. 
  • Someone, at my first job, told me that – “Being like a frog in the well is too very awful for one’s self; Look out and explore how rest of the world is progressing, at least for Knowledge sake!”. We should try to become better every day, at least in some way or the other, by trying to think Out-Of-The-Box. Else, we will end up getting bored of what is being done ‘always’ or for ‘longer’ (I hope you know ‘SSDD’, ask me if you don’t :P).
  • There is nothing wrong in saying “I Don’t Know!” than misguiding or providing misleading information. Of course, anyone would need guts to say that, which can be gained after investing some real efforts.
  • A Zealous person can be trusted upon, but beware of a Jealous person.
  • What we Sow is what we Row (and I think I’ve reaped a fortune of customer satisfaction through my support 🙂 ).

Thank you all for being awesome. I hope my support was up to your expectations so far. I’ve learnt many things from all of you. Everything reciprocates in this world, so I hope that you would have learnt something from me as well, something good (come on, at least something bad)? :). I was really happy working with you all, but now the commemorative feedback from few of you to my earlier notice were very prudent enough and did let me go euphoric. I might have been a little unmanageable to my managers at times, but I’m sure they understood my point of views out of every debate/ argument I may have had with them :). I’m greatly thankful to them for keeping a great deal of trust on me to manage the entire BI Environment for all these years. I want to thank each one of you, but the list goes really big if I start mentioning names here; hope you understand my state of obligation 🙂

As a human being I have to acknowledge that I might have made few mistakes, I never intentionally wanted to be brusque though. Well, nothing is perfect in this (materialistic) world, so please accept my sincere apology for any inquietude.

In this crazy technology world, we end up ‘working together’ and ‘depart’ at some point, by just knowing the name & without even knowing what the other person look like :). The comfort level of working together would be way much better (or at least, different) if we ‘meet’ or ‘see’ the other person, that’s human psychology. Hence, I took chance to change my signature style this time (Sorry, you have no other option than to see my face 🙂 ).

I wish you all success in the future, and am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with you. I will always be pleased to extend my help in any kind, if required. I hope that our paths will intersect again.

Good luck to y’all, Folks!!

I would be delighted to see your messages popping in my inbox 🙂 Please feel free to IM/ e-Mail me and/ or I’m open to stay connected thru LinkedIn.

IM/ e-Mail: me @ myemail . com

LinkedIn: myprofile




PS: Henceforth, please direct all work-related email(s) to ‘ABCD Distribution List’ or contact XYZ (XYZ @ directly.

Thanks& Best Regards,



CommentsI will post the responses in the comments section… 🙂 So, please do not miss to READ THE COMMENTS section 😀

The WESTERN Comprehension!

The EASTERN Perplexion!!!

PS: The picture(s) used in this post are taken from Web and I do not own them.

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  1. THE WESTERN COMPREHENSION!! (Group of around 50 people)

    Email Subject: “Until Our Paths Cross Again!”

    Best wishes!
    – Kristen

    Good luck and best wishes on your new adventures buddy. Thanks for all your help!!
    – Ace

    Good luck to you in your new endeavours. It was good to have worked with you.
    – Ray

    So sorry to hear that you are moving on. You were great to work with and will be missed. Good luck with your future endeavors. Please also keep in touch.

    I did read your entire epistle…..I am going to keep this e-mail and read it again….I will always remember you and your great help and support for me over these last four years. Thank you for letting me know. I wish you the very best of luck in your next endeavor….HOWEVER…..I will miss you terribly! You have always been such a wonderful help to me and have always been so pleasant even through all my crazy questions…..Good luck!
    – Lucy

    It’s been a pleasure working with you, good luck in your future work. Live Long and Prosper!!! (couldn’t help the Star Trek reference)… 🙂

    Hope all goes well for you at your new job. It has been a pleasure working with you!
    I’m sorry to hear that you are leaving us but I understand the desire for new challenges. It has been fun working with you and thanks very much for all the assistance over the last few years. I wish you the very best future,
    – Bob

    Take care; it was a pleasure working with you.
    – Carol

    I enjoyed reading your email. You’ve been a great help in my MIN queries.
    Good luck on your next journey! 🙂

    – Janice

    I was going to try and IM you but by the time I got around to it, you had already left your shift. I was so surprised when he told me and so bummed. You are not allowed to leave, I don’t know what I will do without having you to go to!!! I hope I have told you enough times in the past how awesome you are and how great you have been to work with. I can always count on you to come through for me in any of my requests and you turned it around so quickly for me. For that I am so grateful. Knowing that you are training your replacement gives me much hope that your predecessor will be solid like you. This person has big shoes to fill in my opinion.

    I really hate to see you go but I hope that where you are going it will bring you bigger and better opportunities. I appreciate that you came to me separately and considered me a key stakeholder. I know at times I certainly kept you busy. I could not have gone live in without your help with the data which was one of the most important things in launching . You do need to keep those programs sacred and make sure that your backup understands those programs and the importance of them. How do you appropriately pronounce your predecessors name?
    – Michelle

    Thanks for the funny email and all of your support over the years. Best wishes for health, happiness, peace, and success in your future!
    – Julie

    Best of luck! 🙂
    – Tex

    I’m sorry to hear you will be leaving. I have enjoyed working with you over the years. I hope you will be happy wherever you go.
    Thanks for everything you’ve done for my team. We certainly have appreciated it!

    – Faye

    I wish you well in your future endeavours! Your e-mail did make me laugh but also contained some very wise remarks. Take care and remember the good days at ECT and forget the bad ones 🙂
    – Debbie

    What a delightful e-mail! I wish you all the best in your new position.
    – Susan

    Sorry to hear that you are leaving. Good luck in your endeavours. Train him well. Keep in Touch
    – John

    I wish you all the best in your new job. It was a pleasure to work with you. I always knew that I could depend on you for anything.
    Thank you and good luck,

    – Leslie

    You will be missed….thanks for the great support and I wish you the best in your future endeavours.
    – Denise

    This was a wonderful email. Thank you for sharing your Out-Of-The-Box thoughts once again. It has been a pleasure working with you, and I know you will do fantastic at BFSI.
    Let’s keep in touch, and like you said, we never know when our paths will cross again.

    – John

    Good Luck and take care!
    – Jill

    Good luck!
    – BL

    This is hilarious. I had no idea that a computer person could have a sense of humour. I wish you good luck in your new endeavours.
    – Mary

    It’s been a pleasure working with you. You’ve been very helpful to me with SAS and programming. Best wishes.
    – Shelley

    Good luck for your new career!
    Thank you very much for your support and help for Japan business and myself.
    You always give me a report on time.
    Keep in touch. Whenever you visit Japan, please let me know. Best regards,

    – Shigeru

    Wow.. This is the best thing I would get to read, this morning! I will forever treasure these words as an “autograph” from a very good comrade.
    We all are a myriad permutation of emotions, intellect and awareness, but yet let the “consciousness” lead you right. How much ever we try to slice down time, to identify ourselves, our “consciousness” is forever ahead of times! So let the Vibrant “you” remain, unchanged, in the vibrating Present!
    All of us are so awesome to influence and engender the other person, but how much do we identify ourselves.
    I wish and pray, for success in all your endeavours.
    Thanks for all help and hope we cross our paths, between, what is SSDD? 🙂
    It was a great, having known you!
    – Manju

    Wow! Congratulations. I’m happy for you 🙂
    But who will I email if I’ll be having problems with my DDS Email List updates? 🙂
    Anyway, I hope that you will enjoy your new company as much as you enjoyed with Emerson 😀
    Good luck!

    – Sunshine

    Thank you – You have been very helpful and I wish you the very best.
    I enjoyed reading your entire message! 🙂
    Best Regards,
    – Ellen

    I am sad to learn you are leaving our great company! I have very much appreciated your BI support over these past years. I love to use SAS and love it even more when it works properly!
    Thanks to you for that! I am going to miss your excellent service but I also wish you the very best in your future endeavours!
    – Patti

    I smiled when I read this not so long message… I am really impressed with you and I am very thankful that I met one < > as I journey in < >.
    Bittersweet feeling ‘coz you’re leaving just after a few months I met you… but of course, I am happy ‘coz I know, and I believe that your decision of leaving us will give you better growth in all aspects… Well, what else can I say? Good luck and we hope to wear your sweetest smile whenever you look back 🙂
    Thanks and Regards,
    – Leny

    – Sumit

    It was good working with you for past app 4 years, for every good beginning; there is end but not in relationship.
    Let us stay in touch , Wish you all the best in your new venture.

    – Uday

  2. Responses from few people, who were part of the same mob!

    🙂 Really long email but worth reading 🙂
    We are losing good companion from < >..… But anyways for progress we have to take further Steps in life….. All the best for your future Assignments and Projects.
    Keep in touch through FB and emails….. Until we meet again 🙂

    – Prachee

    I read one line by line and word by word. Something I could understand some not…..Just to say best of luck and keep in touch…..
    – Sanjay

    All the Best. Good Luck and stay in touch. Regards,
    – Sridar

    Wish you all the best
    – Anand

    We miss you and your emails. All the best.
    – Sateesh

    Wish you all the best! I am sure you will do great. I did read the entire mail.
    – Devendra

    Congrats and Good luck for your future assignments.. Hope to see you soon somewhere..
    – Avdhut

    I will keep it short 🙂
    It was pleasure having you in the team. I wish you all the success and happiness in days and years to come!

    – OnT

  3. THE INDIAN PERPLEXION! (Group of around 80 people)

    Email Subject: “Until We Meet Again!”

    There were few people, who at least understood that it’s my goodbye email, walked to my desk and wished me personally.

    And guess what? I’m told that few people, were wondering if I’m gonna send a goodbye email!!

    Someone else asked me over the call asking where the BFSI Org is located :p

    One person out of this mob, in a team meeting, said he did not understand a bit of it 🙂

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