Digitized Gen X
When Gen X decides going digital
I take pride in sharing that I successfully replaced my boss in the next five-six (1994-2000) years. My work was liked and appreciated by the designers of the importer companies like - Town and Country Linen (TnC), JC Penny, and S. Hayim & Company (went into Chapter 11 later).
Here I should mention one designer by the name of Sally whom I could not find on Google, by the way. She showered me with great love and duly praised my work in front of our (Shakumbhari's) competitors. Much so that some exporters even tried contacting me to check if I would want to join their organization. I somehow became a well-known designer (in Panipat) whose "Pitloom Rug samples always got selected for production".
Come 2012, and my long parenting sabbatical ended abruptly. I landed a job opportunity with my sister's help. Guess what? After a long break of raising two kids, read - untimely sleeping, eating leftover Ceralac & mashed everything, my new job (9 am to 6 pm) was to sit in front of a computer and find polished people on a portal by the name of naukri.com. It was a completely new ONLINE world that I was not aware of earlier. I felt what I thought boring in the 90s is what I will have to learn now. Yes, that time (the 90s), I used to think, "How can these girls sit for long hours and type something the whole day? How can they keep staring at that blue screen?!"