Many corporates in India were letting go of people as part of restructuring. Firing employees was suddenly the new buzzword.
As luck would have it, I also lost my job within five months of joining the industry. Finding another IT job at that point in time was next to impossible. No one was willing to hire a fresh graduate.
Frustrated with my work situation back then, I took up a call center agent role at a leading BPO in Gurgaon. I didn't last there for long, since working in night shifts wasn't clearly my thing.
Nothing went right, despite me being good in academics and communication. Despite me having the grit and determination to succeed. Despite everything.
Around the same time, all my friends alienated me. My family too couldn't understand the meaning of the term "recessio…