Whenever we talk about getting a job done, there is always a Mr. X (or Miss / Mrs. X) about whom invariably we say that,“He is not sincere about his job. He is not going to do it efficiently”.
There is always a negative image about him. It is because; Mr. X has never done a job in his workplace with sincerity. So, we are always worried whenever we have to approach him. Now let’s see what exactly this Mr. X is.
Scene 1: EffortsAt home: He strives hard to make his own family prosperous. At work: He is irregular because तनख़्वाह ढेले भर की और काम मन भर का!
Scene 2: FinancesAt home: He takes utmost care to spend even 100 rupees. At work: He negligently spends lakhs of rupees incurring a loss because अपने बाप का क्या जाता है!
Scene 3: Urgent WorkAt home: Will take all pains and measures to finish it as efficiently as possible. At work: Will dilly-dally. ऐसी भी क्या जल्दी है.
Scene 4: Extra WorkWhen work is given: मै क्यों? At the time of appreciation (when he has done nothing): वो क्यों?
Scene 5: EmergencyAt home: He will take all measures to reach the place of emergency as soon as possible. At work: He will try to avoid the place of emergency. साला रोज़ रोज़ का नाटक है। जब देखो बुला लेते है।
Scene 6: At Lunch TimeMr X. has some work: साहब इतने दूर से आया हूँ। मेरा काम कर दीजिये। फिर लंच कर लेना। Someone has work with Mr. X: अभी नहीं हो सकता। तुम्हारे चक्कर में लंच भी ना करूँ। एक घंटे बाद आना।
Scene 7: When in TroubleWhen he is in trouble: मेरी कोई गलती नहीं और दुनिया की सबसे बड़ी मुसीबत मुझ पे आयी। When someone else is in trouble:उसका क्या है! ये तो उसके कर्मों का फल है।
We can go on thinking about various cases where Mr. X behaves differently in the same situation but with reversed roles. If we ponder, we will find out that most of us are very negligent of our duties because we feel it to be just a job which pays to feed and take care of our dear ones. We believe that our colleagues are not our friends but we are stuck with them. The pay is related to the work we do and is too less. Hence we are not required to take extra efforts. Our presence is more important for our family because there is nobody else to take care. At workplace there are so many people to take care of work and even if we don’t do it, somebody else will do it.
As there are so many Mr. X in this society, we find that the work efficiency and the expected prosperity have never been met. If we talk about work, Mr. X will invariably play his “family” trump card. As far as I am concerned, it is not an “Either Or” situation. It is basically maintaining a balance between work and family thereby neglecting none. None of them is inferior. It is just that at certain situations, one takes precedence over the other and that is when you should also give it the due required extra attention.
Whenever anyone takes a job, he must think how it will affect him if somebody else did it. Taking care of this simple thought can bring involvement and betterment in his work.
Finger crossed for a better society.