With the due date of our second child approaching, my wife has left for my In Laws place in Pune for her delivery and Me along with my 4 years 10 months daughter Prisha are holding the fort in Bangalore .When I look at each passing day , i realize what work life balance is :-
Let me take you through a typical working day of my life these days :-
6:00 AM to 7:45 AM – FAMILY–Wake Up kid, Finish her chores, Ready Her for School inlcuding her hair do, Check her Bag and snack box and drop her @ Bus Stop
8:00 AM to 8:30 AM – FAMILY– Ready her lunch for her daycare
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM – MYSELF– Newspaper and watch world cup soccer (Use Fast Forward Button to finish it in 30 min)
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM– JOB – Drive to Office
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM – JOB – Business Manger – EIM – I handle a Team of bright consultants and work on their Deployment, Projects, Development and Needs..
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM – DADDY AT WORK – Pick Prisha from her day care ( SAP Tie Up) where her school bus drops her after school, Take her for Skating,
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM – FAMILY AND JOB – Guiding Prisha on studies and checking the official mails
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM – FAMILY AND MYSELF – Dininng and Watching Indian Daily Sops – MAHABHARAT / EK HASINA THI /CHOTA BHEEM
9:30 PM to 10:00 PM – DADDY AT WORK – Making Prisha Sleep along with Manasi ( thanks Skype)
10:00 PM to 11:00 PM – FAMILY AND WORK – Put clothes in Washing Machine , Put Milk Tokens for nexr day and Check Emails to close any urgent responses needed.
The Flexible Work Scheduling with clear communication to my manger, my team, helps me to manage my work and life to near perfection.
Me and My Daughter travel to Pune alternate weekends and I work from home one day so that Prisha can get some additional time with her mother ad 3 day flight trip can be utilized better. To me this is one best possible utilization of Work from Home Policy.
One day one of my ex classmates asked “How are you managing this? Why dont you get some family support ?”, My answer was , Offcourse I have the family support, the SAP Family supports me…..
Above all kudos to my daughter, this wont be possible if she had not grown up so fast 🙂