Dhruba J Saikia
Sound Engineer cum Client Solutions, Red FM Guwahati
South Asia FM Ltd ( Red FM)
Well, I'm not an engineer who preferably happens to deal with engines, my field of work is heavier than the engines and complicated to the level that science is yet to explain it fully. I deal with the mind or the brains of our listeners, I have been tasked to prepare the FOOD OF THOUGHTS for the hungry crowd. So, it won't be segregation, it will be separation being an engineer to the other engineers.
My important career decision
Multi-tasking. Well, althought this term seems to be a requirement in the HR Rounds of any interview now a days, I have aquired it after joining South Asia FM Ltd., it is my wish to know each and every corner of the work Im related to. Although, this term may be termed as a boomerang to anyones career, since, Multi-Tasking is a boon to grab a job or to fasten the work but a stone to hit you back in times of appraisals, where team work is questioned.
My strongest Skill
Adaptibility, Versatility and Pro-activeness.
My family consist of my wife and my son. Well, the work lead life has made us live a nuclear family. My father who is a retired government official lives at my home town, and my younger brother too lives with his family, who has established himself as an Insurance Solition provider.
My role model
My mother. She is not with us any more, but the passion of work is a bless I have recieved by birth. My mother who was a teacher by profession was detected with Cancer and inspite of her illness, I have seen her serving her job untill a month before she breathed her last. No excuse seem to stop her from her passion/profession. I give no excuse.
In the coming years radio is going to be a small unit of multi taskers, companies are more interested in Lesser Investment and Higher Profit.
To start with career in my field, more than books passion is required.
Managing professional as well as personal life
Well, it is understanding. My son misses me a lot and my wife expresses the same. Sometimes when being home, I sit back with office stuff again, my wife simply ignores and become un-expressive because she is used to the fact that work is my second wife.
Life is a long way to go, till now the achievements are work experiences.
Challenges faced in job
Office Politics and also hate to see the HR policies and the HRs who have mastered in employing the best, yet can never help you when you see people who don't work is paid the most and people who work get the least. This demotivates the workers and will remain a challenge.
Dont limit yourself to the KRA's and KPA's, simply learn everything and master everything, last but not the least "Never Expect much..."
Making job easier
Goals and Ambitions
If work gets one promoted, than in next five year I should be in any of the radio, being the National Creative Head in the next five years.
Company and job profile
I'm an explorer in the world of imaginations. I'm entrusted with creative outcomes through words, sound and voice, altogether making me a package to deal with radio production in my company. Outside the walls of my office, I create my own dream world with various forms of experimentations that can bring me some extra buck, as you know, unlike every other employee, I too have the feeling that I'm paid in peanuts. My job profile is to help my company bag revenue through quality productions and ideations. I have been a key member in the plannings and activation of programming properties for Red FM (East). Awarded twice for my creative inputs with "Bajaate Raho Awards", I believe living a life where others feel me worth inspiring and help me to expand my steps as far as I can believe I can move.