I cannot express how totally elated, ecstatic, euphoric (add a few more synonyms from the GRE word list :P) I feel while writing this mail! After a futile Google search on “How to write a diplomatic farewell mail” and still failing to do that mundane task, I finally have the opportunity to write the TRUE EXACT feelings of how my tenure at L&T Infotech was!

Yes, today marks my last working day with L&T Infotech. I have dropped this mail bit early so that if there are any responses I may receive them. 🙂

It was my first job and now I am leaving, so there could be emotional moment and usually some would say that they will never forget the experience as a fresher what they get from here and the campus, the team, office environment, talk, laugh, birthday party celebration, project party celebration, corporate politics, ‘sweets on my desk’ moment, final delivery night, crying over hike/promotion/onsite opportunity and many more good memories which by the way, all were part of my journey of almost 2.5 years.

I have seen people crying over marks in training even though they passed the barrier: I wanted to ask, ‘seriously, why?’ I have heard people cursing company for not giving enough salary or hike or bonus and I was like stranger from all this talk in I-don’t-care attitude. I have been part of the group working on late night delivery and ordering pizzas what I hated (late night stay). I have seen crazy people, lazy people, late to work (usually me) people, committed to work people, workaholic people (different from passionate for work), always smiling people, ruthless talking people, I-have-no-idea-what-you-are-talking-about people, very shy to talk (even to say ‘hi’) people, fashion people, Everyday-same-look people, sleepy people, smiling people. I guess you would have already categorized me during the above read!

I want to thank everyone who knew me and made my stay truly memorable.

Thank you: 

Batch 418: As like almost all of you, I joined L&T Infotech as a fresher and I must say I have evolved so much professionally! I have had fun times with you guys. It was a smooth transition, where a bunch of college pass outs turned out to be my friends and then my colleagues. It seems we all grew up together. 

Astha/Harshil/Debrita/Rohit/Somen/Dhwani/Haribaba/Rameez and all other Powai mates: I have always enjoyed gossiping with you at break time and after office hours. I will always miss the evening tea time breaks at the roadside tea stall. The daily politics discussed with the tea and the heated arguments can never be forgotten. 

Jagat Singh: Thank you for the opportunity/challenge given to work in UXD team. I had a very good chance of growing under you and the UI-UX knowledge I have gained from you is truly invaluable. I will always remember you as an erudite and a very supportive boss. 

Nilyotpol: Thank you for the big opportunity to work with Citi as a Solo resource on offshore designing great Citi products. You taught me some great lessons along the way, and provided deep insights into how large organizations work and run. I look at this period of my life with pride, happiness and satisfaction. You have contributed to making this happen. 

Nets ODC: Puneet and Ruchir, I appreciate your support and management style and feel I learned a great deal here. Dipti/Anirudh/Prathip/Bijay, It has been a great pleasure working with you all on designing (https://shop.nets.eu). I've enjoyed working with you these past 6 months. I wish you all success in the future and am grateful for the opportunity to work with you. Sagar/Nitish/Mandar/Muddassar, Thank you for the good times off the work 🙂 

Tanuj/Tushar/Rizwan/Ulhas/Fanita/Sherwin/Jaywant/Shwetang: Thank you for the lunch/tea time laughter sessions. You all will be missed thoroughly. All the Best.

Aakash/Ankesh/Amit/Tushar/Tanuj/Saiket: Thank you for being my family away from home. 

I know by now you are tired of reading this mail (if you are still reading and have not deleted it/filed for future reference, LOL). 

But,  two and half years, so many people, so many lives, so many moments, so many meetings, so many cafeteria meetings, so many workflows, so many wireframes/designs, so many lines of codes AND just a single mail to sum it up, to confine it into few words!!! To understand just one life, you have to swallow the world. Apologies for a long mail, for the first time I take freedom of not being brief. 

While it’s a great big world, I hope to cross paths with you again soon. I do wish you and the company every success in all its future endeavors. 

I would love to hear from all of you one more time. Cheers 🙂

You can reach out to me at: kartikrao@outlook.com


Kartik Rao