This is just the beginning. And it feels I’ve been working forever.
Today I’ve completed 5 years with Oracle, 5 years since my first day at work, 5 years since Oracle has been my pay master. How much faster can time fly?
Over the last 5 years, I have crossed all possible milestones possible in anyone’s first 5 years in the corporate world. Seen all the ups and downs. Like all aspiring and budding professionals, I had set myself timelines,milestones, short-term and long-term career goals. Too early to get to those long-term goals but all short-term goals are ticked off. So its time to set new ones. What I need to be doing for the next 5 years, where I see myself going and what I want to be doing. Time for some career introspection.
It’s weird how we spend our entire lives working & slogging yet not knowing the reason why. I want to know that. I want to know why.
Working with Oracle has been my highpoint. It is the largest enterprise software company in the world. And despite the economic downturn, the company been able to maintain a more than healthy balance sheet all along. So much so that, of the 45 companies it has acquired over the last 5 years, 10 have been in the last 18 months. That is something.
With 5 years completed, I already feel like a dinosaur. Maybe I need to retire by 40. How’s that for a long-term goal?!