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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education


Profile Details
Name – Rukmita Ghosh
ProfessionFashion Designing
Organisation – Paridhan Garments
Age – 38
City – Kolkata
Work Experience (Years) – 20
Under-Graduation – BA, Shri Shikshayatan College

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I graduated in English from  Shri Shikshayatan College in 2003 and decided to start a business in garments as I was always keen for Fashion and styling. First, I decided to go for a door to door display of products including female garments and baby suits for a few years and made considerable profits. I decided to set up my own garments shop at my residence where I was working alone. Gradually, I earned reputation with my work, i.e, making new suits and delivering them on time and was able to buy a shop with the title ‘Paridhaan Garments’ at Budge Budge. I am presently the proprietor of the shop with 3 staffs working along with me.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities owner of a Fashion Designing Shop

My daily responsibilities include taking the measurements of the customers for making their suits and delivering them on time. As my shop is purely a shop for ladies garments and suits, only female staffs are employed, women of the locality find it comfortable to drop their items here. Meanwhile, I also have to maintain cordial relations with my tailors who are all involved in making the suits as per requirements. I greet my customers with a smiling face all through the day and deliver their items within the due date. Billing section and keeping track of items also comes under my responsibility.

Average Income in Fashion Designing Profession in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
More than 9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
6 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider Fashion Designing Profession Risky?
Not Risky
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in Fashion Designing Profession?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of Fashion Designing Profession?
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What are the different ways of entering the Fashion Designing profession?
One can possess any degree in order to enter in Fashion Designing profession.


How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Office Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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Importance of Education in Fashion Designing Profession

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in Fashion Designing Profession?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be just and fair and not try to make everyone happy
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details
You need to be passionate about the work you do. You need to have some amount of experience as you need to deliver proper quality to every customer. And most importantly, you need to be cheerful and should have a good relationship with all your customers and staff as well.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join Fashion Designing?

It is easy going and business is enjoyable as you would not have any external influences and workload. You can earn a better income and higher than that of any private jobs. The work-life balance can easily be maintained, which helps you spend time with your family as well. The stress level associated is very low and is quite easy going profession. It is rewarding to see your clients be happy with your work.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in Fashion Designing?

The negative aspects of my profession would be that the business may run at a loss, if not paid enough importance. Though business is free from external influences and work pressure from departmental heads, it is quite an insecure profession and may see the nadir if customers are dissatisfied. One has to put up a smiling face and maintain a cordial relation with people of all strata of the society, no matter what problems you may be dealing with.

Recognition in Fashion Designing 

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Neutral
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of Fashion Designing Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?
I would like to become a college lecturer as I always had an ambition of becoming one.

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