Sai Daughter from New Zealand says: Dear Hetal ji, Please publish my experience (please format this as per your wish if needed). Thanks for this wonderful platform. Please call me as Sai Daughter and hide my email ID.
I am living overseas with my husband and my two kids. I am a Computer Engineer and was working for one of the University. I finished my fixed term contract job in July 2010. I started applying for a job since April 2010. Since I had started my PHD, I was also working on my thesis that time. Because of my PHD commitment, I could not work full time. I read Shri Sai Satcharitra in July. I did Sai Vrat (Nine Thursday) in August. I asked Baba (through Sai question and answer site), Baba replied within 48 days you will get a job. I applied one and got an interview on 48th day of asking question. They really liked me, and wanted to offer me that job, but due to my studies and my travel plan to visit home country (I booked the ticket for December and wanted to stay there for one month), it didn’t work out. I have shared these experiences and my PHD experience earlier in this site.
I came back from my home and started applying, but I didn’t even get any interview. I asked Baba (through Sai question and answer site) again, Baba asked me to complete my thesis. So I have concentrated and submitted my thesis by end of June 2011. I have shared that experience in this site earlier. End of May 2011, I have started the Nine Thursday Sai Vrat again.
In July 2011, I have started applying for job and on July 20th (Wednesday – day before the ninth Thursday), I have received a phone call from one of the company regarding a position. That time, I was with my kids and I totally forgot about that company (Company A – Specialised in CRM in which I worked for more than 5 years) and about my application. However, the recruitment consultant asked me since it is a bit junior role, do you really want to attend the interview (the salary is nearly 20K lower than my expectation). Since I was out of job for the whole one year, I thought it is not a good idea to reject any options. So I told her that I am really keen and happy to negotiate if everything works out well. She scheduled an interview on 4th of August 2011.
Meantime, another recruitment agent called me to schedule another interview on August 1st 2001. I went for that interview, but somehow I didn’t really feel comfortable due to the interviewer attitude. I was so sad that I didn’t do that interview well. Then next day (2nd of August), I went to one of my friend’s house thinking about that unsuccessful interview. That friend house was beside Ramar Temple. While I was passing through just opposite to the temple front door, my mobile phone rang. I was so shocked, since I thought by this, God is trying to pass me some message. I went inside the temple and answered that phone call. It was another lady recruitment agent, who is a colleague of the agent who arranged me the August 1st interview. She was asking me whether I was interested to work for another firm (Company B) in CRM. However, she said it was very much customer facing role. Since I was desperate to get any job, I said I was really keen. Then she arranged me an interview with them the very next day, which was on 3rd of August. I went for that interview and was successful on that. Then they (Company B) called me for a second interview on 4th of August. I scheduled that interview after the Company A interview. I went for Company A interview and did one technical test with them. At the same day, I did the Company B interview as well. The very next day (5th of August), The Company A called me and said that I did only scored 59% (I did one of the question totally wrong which was for 40% of the total marks) in the technical test. However Company A manager said she was really keen to call me for a second interview, because she really liked the way I answered the other questions. So she scheduled my second interview on 9th of August. At the same time, Company B announced that I was successful in their second interview. I told my Company B recruitment agent that if she could schedule third and final interview ASAP, it is easy for me to make a decision.
I attended the second interview with Company A on 9th of August. This time, I asked Baba (in meditation) “when will I get a job”. I was revealed to a date 11th of August. Company A called me on 9th of August to tell me that I was successful in my second interview with them. They scheduled my third and final interview on 11th of August. Now I started to worry, which job I could accept if I get both offers – Company A or B. I told Baba that “Baba, I don’t know what is good for me, so please tell me which to accept”.
The miracle started to happen that time. The recruitment agent from Company B called me and told me that Company B has some problem to take the recruitment further and they conveyed their apologies for that. Since I knew it was Baba who is doing all these, I wasn’t even worried that much. I attended the third interview with Company A. I was very nervous this time since it was the final interview. When I was waiting for an interviewer to arrive (this time it was Company A’s GM), I was surfing the certificates on the wall. I was shocked to find the word SAI in one of the certificate. I still don’t know why, all my nervousness had gone and I attended that interview OK (not so well). I left the result to Baba and praying Him so hard.
On 15th of August (Monday), I received a call from Company A manager and she said I was so successful with the third interview and she wanted to do reference check. She also mentioned that she wanted to negotiate the salary with me after the reference check. I gave her few references. I was so worried about the salary, since I knew this was a junior role and the MAX salary limit was even 20K less than my expectation. Therefore, I was praying Baba and told him “Baba please at least make them offer me 10K less than my expectation – not 20K since it is too low). Then I didn’t hear from them till 23rd August. I was so nervous that time. Then she called me on 23rd August and told me that I had an outstanding reference check. She was so happy to offer me a position. However, now it is the time for the salary negotiation (as I mentioned earlier the maximum salary range was 20K less than my expectation). I told her that even though my expectation is higher I am happy to accept if they offer me 10K less than my expectation (which was 10K above their max limit). She said she cannot make a decision and she would ask the GM for approval. She also said GM might only approve up to 5K more than their MAX limit. Then I asked her if it is a case I only would like to work for 7 hours a day instead of 8 hours a day. She said she would talk to GM and come back to me.
On 24th of August, I received a text message from the photo framing shop (where I gave one of Sai Baba’s photo) to tell me the photo frame is ready to collect. So I went and brought Baba home. While I was praying Baba (new photo), I was thinking in my mind that Baba now you come to my house and I want to see how much good news you are going to bring. That evening (24th of August), Company A manager called me and accepted my salary (10K more than their MAX limit). Now I am waiting for their official contract and expecting to start my work on 1st of September.
Miracle didn’t stop here. On the same very day (24th August), my husband got a 1 year contract extension which was supposed to finish in November 2011 and we got an offer for our house (we tried to sell our house for more than 1 year since we wanted to move closer to my daughter’s school). The next day, we sold the house with some condition (conditional offer). I am sure Baba will make sure that the house will be sold without any problem (conditions will be met). All the time, whether it is an interview or house selling, only thing which I did was reading Sai Prerna. Sai Prerna can be found http://www.shirdisaibabastories.org/2009/10/sai-prerna-transliteration-and.html. All Sai Devotees, please read this Sai Prerna before you start doing any good work. I am sure Baba will get success.
Baba, please always be with me and guide me Swamy. You are the only hope I have. Please help and bless me to succeed in my career life and family life. Baba, please bless all Sai devotees. I am sure this experience will give some courage and confidence to all Sai devotees.
Om Sai Ram.
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