The one time that I almost made it.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “But No Cigar.”_________________________

Okay, so this happened a long time ago when I was working for a multinational company where I really thought I had it made. Today, there are many times when I really wonder what would have happened if I could have stuck to that job till today, where I would be, what I may have been designated etc. etc.

Without taking any names of companies or people, let us say that I worked for a company called ABC Ltd and that my direct boss was the CFO of the company, Say, Mr. A. The local Branch Accountant, Say, Mr. B. was an old and very versatile politically correct individual who had dominated that branch for more than 10 odd years. My appointment was made as Assistant Branch Accountant and my job was to ultimately replace him, which I did successfully. It took time and a lot of hard work, including setting up a UNIX based system at the branch level, which used to cover another city as well. It was said that at that time, this branch alone accounted for more than 25% of all-india sales of the company, which was marginally less than our regional headquarters which accounted for slightly more than 30% of all-india sales. Yes, you heard that right, this branch and the regional headquarters accounted for approximately half the country’s sales at that point of time. Then came the big blow, my boss got replaced by a young upstart who took it into his head that I was against him (which I really wasn’t, ever) and he appointed a lesser qualified person as my boss and made me in charge of just computers and EDP for the entire area covered by the two branches. Well, being professionally qualified and under the advice of my local branch manager, I resigned and left the company.

Had I stuck on, where would I have reached? That is a question that knows no answers.

Cheerio!!

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