12 yrs, 6 months and 2 days later I move out of IBM. Gr8 place to be in but then India is different, in both kind of work and management style. My aspirations were different from the companies strategy and therefore decided to part ways.
Will miss the culture n ppl with whom I had got used to working with at the big blue.
Last few months were hard. The client needed dumb (one who does not speak) kind of ppl, rather than a partner n it was getting tough to act that way. Their unrealistic demands n expectation showed their complete lack of either knowledge or common sense. Their visions were myopic n leadership absent. Whistle blowers or giver of bad news were quickly sidelined. A culture of croonies is prevalent who all bow to the autocrat.