Couple of predictions from Nostradamus are being discussed across breadth and width of India. The one BJP Lok Sabha Member Kirit Somaya highlighted, Modi is the leader who has emerged in the east to take India to new heights, looking at the mixed reactions looks like highly debatable.
However, the other Nostradamus prediction that says IT fresher’s salary will remain three lakhs per annum forever has cent percent consensus among engineering college graduates who are looking for jobs and HR heads of IT companies.
While speaking to us Manmohan Pai, ex-HR head of an IT bellwether company headquartered in Bengaluru said, “Both me and my colleague Bala, who has joined AAP after getting retired have completely opposite views on Modi. However, both of us being IT industry veterans who have seen it all from close quarters, boardroom meetings can vouch for other Nostradamus prediction which says, IT fresher’s salary will remain same three lakhs per annum till eternity.”
When we asked Mr. Pai, how come such powerful personalities like you and Bala who headed the HR department of such a big organization could not do anything to challenge the prediction? Mr. Pai said, “It’s not that we did not try. It’s the management who always wanted to retain the big boys of the industry at any cost. Many of them went from five figure to seven figure salary, but our freshers always remained below taxable salary. Only good part is now days no one asks a fresher what is your starting package.”
While speaking to us Parent of a fresher who is going to join a bellwether IT Company in May, said, “I was so happy the day my son called me to say he has been selected in campus interview. But after I saw his salary package other day, I have gone in to depression. I am retiring in April. Thought he will take charge of home after me. Now with this salary he can barely pay his younger sister’s school fees. Looks like at this age I have to work again at least till my son graduate from fresher’s club to module lead club.”