"Any answer, Sir?".....
I said, "The best person to answer is a HR professional who can decide it. Why they reject? Why they select? What is the over qualification and what is the under qualification? However, in a good organization there is a place for everyone. Take India, we've all kinds of people of every religion, caste, creed, qualifications, skills, ....this and that. Hence, tell me where were you rejected on such parameters?".
One candidate said, "On one occasion they wanted just B.Sc. B.Ed. and not M.Sc. B.Ed. or M. Phil. or Ph.D. and on one occasion they rejected me for want of books and publications. Sir, they should tell us before interviewing, as they don't pay Traveling Allowance (TA) and Dearness Allowance (DA) our money goes waste, this is my 25th interview, Sir. Sir, if we don't get job, where and who will feed our family? Can the world be so cruel to reject us on over qualifications, which is not letting us become successful in personal tutoring, or in teaching or in what ever we do?" ....the person started crying....and further said, "Government created so many colleges and we got qualified just to be called over qualified?"...Others laughed but...the candidate could not stop emotions....
Another said, "Even though vacancy is there, they want us to come on part time basis due to over qualifications. How can we feed our family?".
Another said, "Sir, now at the age of 50 years, what more they want to learn us? If told, I can build the whole building well, which can pass all the construction parameters, but, .....as we don't have qualifications many people reject us, Sir, on under-qualifications."
Another said, "Sir, ....................."
Another said, "Sir, in ICT we have tough days ahead for us. The books and technologies we learnt a decade ago is obsolete and now again we have to study new tech and again same issue of over and under....The brain becomes dust been of obsolete knowledge if the technology goes outdated...". (We laughed a lot).
One Prof said, "Sir, books has got more weight in the API Ratings hence we right books but some academicians ask the rated journal publications and SCOPUS, .....SCI.....etc. and blah blah blah...surely show off has entered the academics as well now, and we academicians don't like show-off, we can't ask someone to decorate us with this and that....it has to be recognized by others....somewhere we are over qualified and some places under...and we get rejected. Sometimes even the interviewers don't allow us to speak in case we are less in one and more in other....as they have their own candidate of choice, and, it has become one more rejection criteria...." Then what he said, is very important, "It's highly disgusting for a Ph.D. holder to be shown illiterate in some unknown domain....." ....we laughed a lot.
Another Professor said, "Sir, Business is over powering the academics....they offer us peanuts and when you see their balance sheet they earn a lot...but they don't pay us 7th pay commission by putting forward so many causes...Why can't they have "Neeyat hi nahi payment deney ki" i.e. "Intention to pay salary"....." We laughed a lot. Then he said, "Even, 10000 faculty position are vacant but even Government is not appointing them and they are getting done job of 10 person from 1 person, ......coming to other institutes....Professors can't do research of quality as they are over burdened with the admin work....the system is going to collapse.....sooner or later...and as you say next generation is going to curse us when we are buried under the earth after our death...." Again we laughed lot.
There was no end.
I'm raising this issue, as, Children are saying, "Sir, your students are getting over literate and jobs are either becoming redundant or getting obsolete or stagnant or scanty or rare or unwanted or wanted but in different fashion or degrees becoming so-so, or someone do not want to make everyone happy or governments could not pursue the explosions or transparency is killing businesses of many (as per one businessman) or HR are doing just show-off jobs and they hire only their own people or interviews have become show-off, sir, or just to let the present employee not to ask raise they are conducting interviews or .........".
There were so many blame-games ..that even destiny could stop laughing at the remarks of young people... Personally, I had to tell the answers and console so many.
One of the senior jumped in, said, "Boys, the organizations sometimes play games and I'm aware about their nerves, they need people to work, be patient, they want the best hence sometimes it gets stretched but my experience of life shows that everyone get employees somewhere that is fitting for him."
Let's offer prayer to god in such a situation/s...."May god make everyone employable and employee or entrepreneur or self employee or self sufficient or ....at least an able person who can feed two square meals a day, to his/ her family and self".
Aum. Amen. Amin.
Dr. Ashish Manohar Urkude, lives on the earth, Nagpur, India.