Anxious about your future? Having carrier-related dilemmas? Befuddled about what to do and what not to? Need some expert advice?
Ranging from the “Park Wali Aunty” to that “bank wale uncle”, from the “Cricket Wale Bhaiya” to the “Parlor Wali Didi” we have the best career advisors sitting all around you to guide you through the problems.
Funny it seems, but the truth it is. Ugghhh!! Irritating, very irritating. As soon as you pass your 10th examination, every person around you becomes a career advisor. Here are some of the worthless career advice people have got:
1) BECOME AN IAS OFFICER
Yeah, as if its this easy a task. Sleeping in my bed, dreaming about all the foodstuff, and waking up in the morning at 8:00 am, I’ll be an IAS officer. Obviously no. Then how can someone suggest to me so! Like do you know me, my schedule, my lifestyle?
“Seeing a drop of blood, she fainted”, is still my mother’s favorite story to tell people around, and my uncle suggested me to pursue it as my career. No, not only this, he had his mind all clear regarding my future, be a surgeon, not a general medicine doctor, (I don’t even know how do we refer to them), because, surgeons get more money. I mean obviously, they will because they are good at it, but I won’t if I’ll operate someone’s stomach and leave my glove there. 😀
3) BANKING JOBS ARE BAD!!!
(This was ridiculous!)
Banking jobs are bad! From what point of view?
I mean, a lot of people are preparing for exams, and one of my relatives said no to it. The reason, he said the job didn’t have the respect and feel.
Why? I personally feel these days bank people are the most respected as they provide us with the loans as and when required.
4) COMMERCE ME SCOPE NAHI HAI!!!
Scope? Where is it? What is the use of studying science and applying for the highly sought-after engineering and medical colleges and ending up in some D-grade colleges? Rather studying commerce with interest and ending up in national government college.
5) “ARTS” – A BIG NO… IT WILL RUIN YOUR FUTURE!!!
With the dream of civil services, when my friend asked at home to continue with arts as her major subjects for her twelfth boards, it seemed as if she had said some foreign words, some unknown language, or something heartbreaking. Her parents thought as if their world came crashing down. And my friend couldn’t understand much, because for her it was okay to study arts and pursue her dreams, but the old Indian family customs, she took science and is sitting in some engineering college today, I don’t know why even she doesn’t.
6) “MATHS” – THE GOD OF SUBJECTS
Weak in mathematics?
“What are you planning to do in life? How will you do anything? Study mathematics, it will help you through all the subjects.”
Tell me, if I need to study history how would mathematics help me with it. Or rather, if I want to pursue dance as my career how would mathematics be helpful? Like in any way?
7) FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS!!!
(THE MOST INSANE…)
And yes this is the most insane one. Okay true and good, “follow your dreams”, but which dreams? The one which I saw when I was 5 or the one which I saw when I was 15. Yes, I had different dreams, and I guess every one of us has a different dream every now and then.
(P.S.- Once I even dreamt of being a Queen of land, so the people who advise me to follow my dreams mean, that I should try to confiscate land and start ruling there?)
There are many more such worthless pieces of career advice given by each and every person around us. And at times I wish I had some magical powers, magical powers which will make them mute whenever they will give such bits of advice to people, then it will be a bit interesting and a bit entertaining too. 😛
Share the most worthless career advice you’ve ever got in the comments below!
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