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For people quitting their jobs ... What do non selected people do?

edited September 2014 in Miscellaneous
Friends, a lot of us are in a dilemna whether to quit our jobs or not. The ones who have courage, do quit it without much delibrations or worrying about consequencies. However not everybody gets selected. What do the ones not selected do. They had a job worth say 55 to 60 k per month. Now they cannot go back and join.

Somebody said that more than 60 percent of the preparing population gets a job, whether as a PO or in SSC or somewhere else. Is it true?

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  • If you are preparing for next and if u can manage 4-5 hours daily, please do not quit your job. I bet 4 hours for the next one daily will surely land you in LBSNAA , but remember 4 hours sincere and uncompromising effort.
    If this year then go for a 3 month Loss of Pay.
    good if you get a SSC job later on, but never think of throwing the water now and later planning to fill anticipating rain and for God sake don't become a PO.
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  • if you came for UPSC solely, believe me SSC or PO is nothing but a compromise. (case is different if you came for a "govt job" and UPSC was jst sone pe suhaga. :P ) If u were making 50-60k /month in pvt. sector and were okay with the kind of work, you might consider joining it back. The other decent options are RBI grade B or may be APFC or some similar exam. Some people get involved with state civils while others move back to their jobs after a one or two year break. (ofcourse this sets them back in their careers). Personal choices also matter a lot.
    Every day above the ground is a good day.
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  • if you are fed with your normal current job(pvt/govt) and go for upsc then it is a normal course.
    but if you absolutely detest your job profile and feel that c.services are the thing for you for some reason,then try out for state civil services. rbi,crpf,ssc aresome other choices followed by bank po.
    but if you have already a work ex. of 3/4 more years bank po should be aviodable as it has a probation period of 2 yrs followed by another "pain" period of 4-5 years,add to that low salaries,rural postings,high workload etc.
    individual choices and opinions matter the most in such cases, a lot of people join low paying govt jobs chucking out high paying jobs,a lot of people compromise a join back to a diffrent job profile. alot of people change their job role alltogther,as i said it all depends on what you want finally within the so called age limit of 30! :)>-
    "i am the guy doing my job,you must be the other guy."
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  • @seth
    I am an engineer. Selected as Bank p.o but didn't join. I also placed in L & T during campus but didn't join. I am working as assistant in PSU. Though I got almost double or more than that in above mentioned jobs, I would like to continue with current job as it has every Saturday off. Salary is not much. To be very frank I am getting peanuts. But job profile is very comfortable. So you have to choose money or study. 4-5 hours reading with job is equal to full time reading as you don't feel pressure of unemployment as well as family.This is my personal opinion.
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  • @KKUMAR13 good bhai ! I also want to join such join . Please suggest. In my earlier job I had to work for 10-12 hours and they even called me on sunday, couldn't study anything for 2 years.
    कह दो इन हसरतों से कहीं और जा बसें, इतनी जगह कहाँ है दिल-ए-दाग़दार में
    उम्र-ए-दराज़ माँग कर लाये थे चार दिन, दो पढ़ने में कट गये दो रिजल्ट के इन्तज़ार में
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  • @seth
    Do not even think of joining Bank PO under any circumstance.
    While you are preparing, keep a tab on all the job opportunities that come by and apply to as many as possible that suit your profile and secondary comfort level. with UPSC prep in serious mode, you will not need any further specialised preparation for clearing these examinations. After more than a year in the fray for the UPSC, when the things did not fall in place, I had accumulated enough offers to pick and choose from govt jobs because of my UPSC preparation. I also had the temerity to seek another entry in the private sector,where a gap is a serious issue but still could make it.

    If you can take it, you can make it.
    I will fight till the end, be it bitter, be it glorious.
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  • Thanks Everybody @Samar_Singh91 @KKUMAR13 @mrlobo @My_Time_Is_Now and @amoeba
    Well, the point is not of 4 hours per day preparation. Just compare 10 hours of dedicated preparation v/s 4 hours of a fatigued mind preparation. I very well know I cannot do this job for coming 35 years of my life. Will go for ex mba after some years if i am unable to crack upsc with job. My point is that if I quit my current job and plunge into full time preparation, I would not be having profile / money for execitive MBA and will have to take up some job. Some people say everybody will get some job. If I quit, Do I have that backup job. Let us drop PO. What percentage of serious candidates get other jobs rbi ssc etc etc? I know it is a weird question. Still if you can give even a faint idea, it would be very very helpfull.

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  • @amoeba
    No loss of pay leaves in my company policy. Will not get more than 20 days off next year.

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  • @seth : bhai itna mat daro. Just follow your heart and so your best.
    कह दो इन हसरतों से कहीं और जा बसें, इतनी जगह कहाँ है दिल-ए-दाग़दार में
    उम्र-ए-दराज़ माँग कर लाये थे चार दिन, दो पढ़ने में कट गये दो रिजल्ट के इन्तज़ार में
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  • Things which are not under our control should not be pondered upon .Whats going to happen in future is an uncertainity and if you start worrying about it you will see yourself sinking deep n deep in the muck .

    Instead list out some options like ssc, rbi etc and keep giving these exams too .In your hands lies the ability to work with dedication , sincerity, diligence and patience.Do just that and I am sure something good will be waiting for you on the other side , if not IAS .
    Afterall , that is what we humans can do and should do .
    The fault , dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings .
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  • @seth
    There are a few points which may help you decide the best option:

    1. It takes at least 15 years to reach from Grp B to Grp A cadre in PSU/Govt service. So if by doing efforts for 2-3 yrs, one can enter Grp A services, then it's still better.

    2. If one is a fresher, then SSC/PO etc jobs can be a back up, but if you quit after 4-5 years of work-ex, then such jobs are a compromise because as you join at a higher age, you will reach a lower position on retirement as compared to your younger colleagues.

    3. If you complete 5 yrs of work-ex and then quit job for preparation, then Exec MBA is a better back up as compared to SSC/PO jobs because in pvt sector, growth is non-linear and you can make up for the lost time by doing more hard work. But in govt/bank, how so ever hard you work, growth is slow.

    4. These days, job in banks and PSUs is target based and work pressure is very high. managing job and study is difficult. Even if you manage to get some free time, mind is still occupied with office work. Also they have 6-day week, so you get even less time. The only thing which is good is job security.

    So in my opinion, if one has made up one's mind to go for CSE, then focus all the time and energy towards this goal. but if there's still any doubt, then don't quit job and get a clarity on your career goal.
    In your pursuit, you'd have to do without small pleasures like movies and vacations, but eventually you'd have the real pleasure you want.
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  • @seth
    You have done well to drop the PO idea.Do not let this evil thought invade even the periphery of your thought process again.
    Bhai I do not know your profile and the type of job you possess right now. But you must keep in mind many dimensions hitherto unexplored in your calculations. The impetus provided by the thought that one can make it in a single stroke of hardcore year long preparation is simply too attractive to ignore. I too was ensnared by the same 10 HRS vs 3-4 fatigued HRS rationale. Now when I retrospect, I feel I tweaked away one of the most crucial factor in this exam, luck. I am not fatalist but as a professional dealing with probability and statistics, i can tell you that even if the sphere of your preparation accumulated over a year coincides with the questions asked in the paper and you think you have done very well, it may not be enough. Somebody chekcs your paper and how the hell it is checked and awarded, is the question of the same magnitude as being asked by Saif Ali Khan in the opening sequence of Omkara. The disparity is huge and widening with the number of candidates writing mains increasing.
    Now some unsolicited advice.Prepare with the job. Extract the maximum out of the hours available.Increase your efficiency and cut the crap and chase out of your routine.I had difficulty getting back on the prparatory track once I "restarted' working but soon everything has fallen into place.
    If you can take it, you can make it.
    I will fight till the end, be it bitter, be it glorious.
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  • edited September 2014
    Ok @Samar_Singh91
    Thanks
    Will follow your advice.

    One final food for thought

    Saala ek saal to puri tabiyat se tayyari karoonga kabhi. Hua to achha warna allah rakha.

    But will not drop out of my job as of now. Let me first save some more cash

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  • @seth
    I totally agree with @Samar_Singh91
    I have left my well paying job last yr to have my due share in this wild goose chase.
    At that time I was told by many that one needs to invest 12-14 hrs time. I was not even aware of this forum earlier but only later I realized that I cannot extend my study time more than 6 hours in a day however free I was and this 6 hours were easily available even during my job.
    Always have your basics right and no matter what always stick to your schedule, initially it would be confusing but soon you ll see things falling in place
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  • Quitting your job is always a tough decision. I feel, it should be based on the following considerations:

    Do you have sufficient financial savings to prepare for 1-2 years w/o a job
    In case Civils doesn't work out, do you have a plan B ready? Can you get back in your current job or something similar?
    Do you absolutely have to quit your job to prepare for civils? Can't you take a 6 months sabbatical (leave w/o pay in sarkari speak)?
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  • @RaviOne
    Not enough savings but family members ready to fund.
    Plan B is what I am working on. Read my question carefully.
    No sabatticle or long leaves allowed.

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  • I have taken some of the worst career related decisions in my life. I graduated from IITm and then joined Indian Navy in 2010. Civil services was always in my mind, so I resigned my commission after one year of service in July 2011 to prepare fulltime at Mukherjee nagar even though my posting was in New Delhi itself. After 3 years of preparation and 2 prepared attempts (incuding this years) and 1 half-prepared attempt (2012) I could write mains only once. Although I have cleared CAPF this year, it was just to appease my parents that okay I have a backup. But I am not willing to join because of my view that in a way it would be coming back to square one and that too at a lower pay than earlier with regard to my career in uniform (Asst Commdt is equivaent to Sub Lieutenant and by the time I would join capf my batchmates in the Navy would be due as Lt Cdr; that is 2 ranks senior and Armed frces have been accorded higher status (and pay) than paramilitary and CAPF). I regret that I could have stayed back in the Navy and prepared somehow (although they rarely allow officers to appear for CSE). I did not realize that with time and experiences of failure my energy and enthusiasm will drain away. And for me this is the last year sitting at home. Now Planning to write CAT and continue preparation while in a managment institute (dont know how wise a choice tht is). If not able to get into any good IIM then would opt for teaching in a coaching classes (would prepare for CSE simultaneously). And if Capf is the only option left then would join it happily and try hard to get inducted into cobra or NSG.
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  • In my case i am moving towards govt job. First job in an mnc, then left it after realization that i am doing only outsourced job, unsatisfied, left and got a psu job..happy for sometime...soon realized how powerless i am, and wanted to go for decision making jobs..gave ese ..only to reach upto interview and lost by single digit marks. Next year i will give ese. This year not so confidentfor cse.. what i feel now is that without taking long leave from job one cannot clear cse and get preferred servicei..whether one is doing some job or not...but long leave is a must.
    back to Square 1
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  • Although one might not agree for following others...but read in gaurav aggarwals blog..someone asked him how to prepare cse while in job..the reply he gave was that he left his job for preparation jst becoz.he wanted it (ias) badly.
    back to Square 1
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  • "man proposes god disposes" :(
    "i am the guy doing my job,you must be the other guy."
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  • I am struggling to find same solution past some time than found this forum. I am glad people has open up.

    I am working as marketing officer with one of the PSB from last 3 years before getting exhausted. I now understand importance of power job.

    Friends, its really a tough call. I am 30 with zero preparation. I can give at least 100 hours monthly for studying with managing my work life balance.

    Here, I need your help. Please guide me right strategy for RAS & IAS preparation.
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  • @aamengineer bhai : Gaurav Agarwal was an investment banker. That job is actually life sucking. While some jobs such as teaching are not.

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  • @GauravB : You are 30 years old? Do you belong to general category? Then it's must be tough situation for you. Simply keep preparing with your job or try to take leave without pay for a couple of years.
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  • edited September 2014
    Post Class XII , cleared NDA. Got a very pretty girlfriend.
    Graduated (B.tech,Electrical) in 2011.
    Placed in TCS. Did not join .
    Cleared GATE. , worked in a maharatna PSU for 2 years ( work timings 8 am to 9 pm (unofficial), 9 am to 6 pm (official), CTC 10 lakh, had to work even on sunday) - left the job .
    Preparing for CSE at home. Could not even clear Pre in 2013 ( marks = 215) . This year too no high hopes.
    Girlfriend is about to get married to some engineer guy working in Dubai (because her parents think I am unemployed and good for nothing) . Cannot help much. Both of us cried.
    But my determination is not broken. I shall chase you CSE till I have strength/time/age and money. Almost lost everything , love,money,time,prestige,confidence. But will rise again.

    So dear @seth , It is a war ! You might end up losing everything too. Beware. But you must have heard of the saying : Harbours are safe but ships are not built to be kept at harbours .

    Whatever you decide will be a right decision .
    कह दो इन हसरतों से कहीं और जा बसें, इतनी जगह कहाँ है दिल-ए-दाग़दार में
    उम्र-ए-दराज़ माँग कर लाये थे चार दिन, दो पढ़ने में कट गये दो रिजल्ट के इन्तज़ार में
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  • @roshhan @aamengineer @bhhavik .. Saute to you guys..

    @seth lot of good advice has been given here which is helpful to me too since I also have no option of quitting job and preparing full time .. If not read, please have a look at Kshitj Tyagi's take on those 3 hours which mattered ..http://kshitij-tyagi.blogspot.in/2012/04/three-hours.html
    Keep Your Friends Close , But enemies closer..
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