Monday, November 12, 2007

Why I hate BPOs

I hate BPOs.

My brother works for Deloitte & Touche. They call him a Research Analyst. Sounds fancy, eh? Well, I don't know too much about what he actually does but the designation sure sounds like he is working on the Fourth Law of Thermodynamics.

Anyway, that's not my problem.

My problem is the timings. BPOs have crazy timings. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, the BPO employee is awake. And this ruins the best part of my day. Let me explain.

For the last year and a half, I have been enjoying a half hour every morning of peace, quiet, solitude and tea. This is my best time of the day.

But ever since my brother has been put on the 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. shift, my peace has been snatched from me. The best part of my day has been purloined. He comes home at about 6:45 in the morning just when I've put the tea to brew and puts on the television set which happens to be in the room next to the lawn by which I sit. And then watches one mindless program after another. Friends, Seinfeld, My Wife and Kids, WWE wrestling and what have you.

This totally ruins the atmosphere which I cherished for so long.

I'm going to give my brother an ultimatum - either change your shift - or your job.

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