Shortsighted career objectives of malayalees
It is intriguing that most of the malayalee parents live only to see their children pass out of engineering colleges and bag a plum post in any of the coveted companies especially those falling under SWITCH (Satyam, Wipro, Infosys, TCS, Cognizant, HCL). Though it might appear a lucrative offer, there are more to it than what meets the eyes of the beholder.
These youngsters would be under extreme pressure to perform and they would risk their job or be shoved on to the reserve bench if they slacken their pace even a bit. ‘Fire and hire’ policies are rampant in these companies and it is not rare to see professionals sacked in the first few months of their service.
IT industry is having one of the highest attrition rates, which could have an unsettling effect in the minds of these young professionals as well. There are many youngsters who find the going hard and leave the job midstream to go for their passionate jobs, which might have nothing to do what they learned. This might lead to family friction among parents and children as well.
Just turn a gaze around to spot the countless opportunities in the present world that can match the aspirations of these qualified youngsters all the while ensuring an affluent life style.Though there are many segments like hospitality, aviation, fashion designing, theatre and many, many more job openings, most of the parents do not like their kids to venture into these off beaten tracks. Some families consider these as low status jobs in comparison with the medical and engineering profession.
However, it is high time that the students are given a free hand wherever possible to opt for their favorite courses not just to build a secure future but to give them a feeling of tremendous accomplishment. All we need to have is a mind set to think out of the box!