My experience of one month with Mypromovideos!
I am weird. If there is anything that can define me, it is my unrealistic dreams, according to a personality finder test. I know my ideas are highly unrealistic, but I also have unbelievable confidence to make my unrealistic ideas come true. That is not really a bad combo.
My journey with mypromovideos started with an unrealistic dream – to be part of progressive work culture. As I have seen people stick with their mediocre job for their lifetime, fearing they will lose what they have if they chose a different path. This collective mindset has had an influence over me. Wanted to break it. Needed to choose a path for myself, for my crazy creative self.
I put my faith in Google and started looking for scriptwriting opportunities in Coimbatore. And mypromovideos appeared in the search results list. I saw a job opening for a Junior Scriptwriter with mypromovideos on facebook and sent a message to the page. I got connected with mypromovideos and was asked by Anil the CEO to write a story that would entertain a seven-year-old kid.
The green moss on my porch stairs looked damp and comforting. I wrote a story and titled it ‘Titli and Putli’. Is it the green of the moss that makes you feel so happy or is there a scientific explanation? I wrote that story on a rainy day. The wet concrete floor, rain-drenched clothes on the washing line, rainwater filled sneakers, and of course my little garden plants that were over-watered by the rain. With so much goodness around me, I went on writing that story, because of which I assume I got the job.
My First day
I do not remember being nervous about my first day at mypromovideos. Mainly because I had an overwhelming confidence in the office and its team. In an ideal organisational structure, no employee will be forced to feel insecure about their employment status and the hierarchy will be in favour of the employees. How much hierarchy is good you ask? No hierarchy. The organisational behaviour structure of mypromovideos is collegial in that way.
The first thing green flag I noticed about mypromovideos’ work culture is its work hours. We work for six hours, that is, from 9.30 AM to 4.30 PM. The six-hour time frame has proven to be enough to complete our routine responsibilities. It makes sure we don’t burn our creativity as well. Most companies that have employees working in creative fields rarely bother to offer refueling to their creators. The difference between physical labour and mental labour is not talked about enough. But we do that here, and we do it in a way that it doesn’t seem like philanthropy.
Keep in mind that Mypromovideos did not entice me into employment with fake promises, as I have been offered jobs with dishonest promises before. In fact, Anil and Vimida were so keen on making sure that I knew what I was signing up for. While this feels like a privilege, I am sure the people who laid the foundation of this culture will definitely look at this as an ideal work set-up.
Moral of the story
So, I can either end this with a ‘moral of the story’ Or, I can just tell you how you just have to listen to the almost inaudible sounds and see almost invisible signs of the universe to carry you somewhere, where you will be valued. Ooh… I pick the latter.
Just like any other relationships you have- maternal, paternal, friendships, romantic partnership- your work relationship has to be a mutual thing too. You must reciprocate the amount of effort put into it. And mypromovideos is a place where the people around you will want to see you at your best and travel with you to get you there. I have only started and I have so much to look forward to!