Long stressful hours, tolerating cranky bosses and irritating colleagues, the highs and lows of work, everything is forgotten the day you receive your first paycheque. So how do you intend to spend yours?
The first month of any job is the most difficult to go through but the thought of getting that desired pay cheque is what keeps most of us going. For a fresher at any job, the first pay cheque is nothing less than a Padma Bhushan. We asked around to find out what youngsters in the city do with their first salary.
Talk about blowing it all up, Srujana M, a doctor in the city, says, “I am a very unpredictable person. The day I got my first salary I went to the airport and bought a ticket to Goa and once I landed in Goa I tried all the adventure sports that are available there.”
If adventure sports is what lured Srujana, it was about more money for Abhilash JM, a call centre employee. Abhilash loves gambling and so he says, “I can gamble all day if I have the money, the day I got my first salary I gambled with it and I got three times more than my salary. I can never forget this experience.”
This is just one side of the coin. We still have many obedient youngsters in the city who do not use a penny of the first salary and give it entirely to their parents. Manisha Chintala, a dentist
in Bengaluru shares how
happy she was with that she did with her first salary, “My parents always gave me whatever I wanted to keep me happy, it was time for me to do something for them so I decided that I give my entire salary to them. Moreover if I buy something for myself they may perish any time, but I will always remember what I did with my first salary.”
Most youngsters who believe in living life to the fullest, spend it on partying with friends and use it up in one day. Vivek Ram, a rapper in the city tells us more, “I am not certain if I will have a tomorrow. I don’t believe in saving and even if I die today I should die satisfied that I had a lot of fun in my life, so I partied all night with my friends and blew up the entire money.”
Well, if we have people who like to spend the hard earned money on themselves, we also have people who donate their salary to God or an NGO. Amrita HK, an event manager says, “I have always been a strong believer in God, so I decided offering it to God is the best way to start my career.”
Usually, good memories are associated with the first pay cheque, but unfortunately for Seema Sharma it was not to be so. She was robbed of her first salary. “I still recall that day and I feel like hitting myself for being so careless. I was holding my handbag and standing on the road and suddenly someone just came and pulled my bag and ran off. I was stunned and hurt.So whether, you are going to be cashing, saving or donating it, the memories that arise out of the first salary is priceless.