“Sorry, you’re not hired; we confused you with another Zeeshan…”
2004, I had just started working in Dubai.
I was in the IT sector earlier & wanted a job in that.
But I didn’t find one & ended up getting into Media Sales.
It was good to have a job, but I was an average performer & wasn’t happy.
One fine day, I lied to my boss & went for an interview.
A few days after the interview, I got a call from the other company saying I had got the job. They required me to resign my current job & join them urgently.
It was like a dream come true!
I told my boss everything. Since I was an average performer, he didn’t mind accepting!
I handed in my resignation letter.
I was so happy: finally, IT sector!
Then came the horror.
I got a call again, “Sorry you have NOT been selected. We confused you with another Zeeshan…”
I was devastated.
Soon I went back to my boss and explained it all. I requested for the job back; he said I should go meet the CEO.
I went to the CEO, explained everything.
He gave me my job back.
Then he said, “Zeeshan, make me proud.”
That was it.
Since then, I never looked back.
This was my horror story but with a lesson.
Never accept an offer without offer letter!