Here ends 2018

2018 has been a very unique year.

Just to quote a few : Taking up a new job with its new challenges, unmasking manager sending anonymous mail, establishing trust and faith among team members, moving to Highlands and surviving our first winter months in the cold and rainy weather, travelling to Johanesburg twice. To make the list even longer, I can also add: office relocation, house renovations, selling the Kia and purchasing another car, two office annual / end of year parties. Lastly, I can’t forget to mention: my dad passing away. As you can imagine, it has been hectic all throughout the whole year. I never took so many critical decisions in a single year.

Unfortunately, the passion for blogging has also been neglected with barely a dozen of posts written during the year. I can blame so many things but at the end, I did not invest myself enough into this activity. Same for taking appropriate steps to maintain a healthy life.  I won’t lie to myself by promising to do better next year but I sincerely hope for a better 2019, not for just myself but for everyone around me.

Along with Dhaneesha and my two sons Dhanvin and Divyansh, I wish all of you a merry xmas and happy new year 2019.

Bless you and your family,

Long live Mauritius!

Cheers,

Yashvin

Canal+ Contact / Mediacall , ce n’est qu’un au revoir

Ça y est !

On est enfin arrivé au jour des adieux. Aussi, le dernier jour que je porte le polo shirt. Les six dernières années passées au sein de la boite ont été définitivement très enrichissantes et ce sera certes pénible de se séparer des collègues avec lesquels on a tissé des liens. Des liens d’amitiés solides qui dureront toute la vie. D’ailleurs, ça a déjà été difficile pour moi de me séparer de mon décodeur Canal+ et de l’abonnement toutes les chaines gratos, mais bon, j’y arriverai à m’y faire au fil du temps.

Je remercie sincèrement tout mon équipe pour la merveilleuse entente et le bon travail accompli ensemble. Et merci encore pour le farewell party emouvant de cet après-midi. Bonne continuation à tous!

Quant à moi, je suis prêt pour une nouvelle aventure… A +

Petite coïncidence : A ce qu’il parait, je suis un peu allergique à Ebène. J’avais démissionné de DCDM Consulting (désormais Agileum) à peine après le déménagement à Ebène et maintenant, je quitte Canal+ Contact (initialement Mediacall avant le rachat par le groupe) quelques mois après que la boite aménage nos locaux à Ebène.

Bye bye Port Louis

Ever since I started working, I have been greatly in love with Port Louis. For one minute, just forget the busy traffic and think about the number of shops, restaurants, hawkers playing hide and seek with authorities, great atmosphere (especially during the end of year festive period), the central market, China Town, the large variety of street foods and the ease with which you can carry out any transaction or administrative work. On top of being able to get the best shopping deals including unbeatable wholesale prices, everything is easily accessible within minutes by foot.

 

When DCDM Consulting’s management announced their decision to move to Ebene in 2011, it was clear that I was not among those who agreed to that. Consequently, I resigned from my job. Yes, you read it right.

Travelling to Ebene was going to take longer time too and I was not ready for that, especially if I could get a similar job in Port Louis or nearer to home. Soon after bidding my farewell, I was happily back in Port Louis 🙂

So, 6 years earlier, I had to move to Ebene on the 22nd August 2011, while I gave my employer a 3 months notice period. Coincidentally, I’ll be again moving to Ebene on the 21st August 2017. This is so freaking strange but this time, this office switch suits me for many reasons.

There are obviously disadvantages too, for example, excessively high price of parking and an over-rated cyber industrial zone with nothing else apart from buildings, buildings and buildings.

Officially on paternity leaves…

Today was my last day in the Port Louis office as I have applied for the paternity leaves during the next days. In case you missed the announcement for the birth of my second son, Divyansh, on the 25th July 2017, here’s the screenshot from Facebook :

Did you know that despite having 5 paternity leaves, you need to take them at a go, for the next 5 consecutive working days, irrespective whether there are non-working days (week-ends or public holidays). For instance, counting 5 days as from tomorrow ( Tuesday), I will be unfortunately losing a paternity leave on Saturday but I have got no other option due to some unforeseen situation. I find this unfair but anyway, it seems that the Employment Rights Act has always been like that!

With a new office location and even more responsibilities as a dad, I look forward for a brighter future and more fun in life. So, keep tuned for more updates on the blog!

Cheers!