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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education

Recognition

Profile Details
Name – Raju Varghese
Profession – Maintenance
DesignationAssociate Technician (Electrical Division)
OrganisationJ5 Rimal Hotel
Age – 56
City – Dubai
Work Experience (Years) – 20
Professional Qualification IELTS

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I had to start working early since in the older days, earning was much more given preference than education. I left my hometown at the age of 18. For around 4 years I worked in Bombay as an electrician. I got an opportunity to fly abroad. I went to Saudi Arabia and I worked as an electrician there for around 6 years in a construction company. Then I had a break for around 1 year.  I worked in Kuwait for around a year. Right now, I am in Dubai working in a hotel. My job is to take care of all the maintenance in the electrical division.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as Associate technician.

Being the Associate Technician, I have to take care of the responsibilities that they are giving me. I should not break the trust. So right now on a normal working day, I have to reach office on the correct time. Time sense is the most important thing in life. I had to check if any pending works are there if so I have to finish it in the first hours. Then we will have a meeting conducted by the supervisor. We have to tell about the things that we did the previous day. We have to note down all the important things that the manager /supervisor tells. And finish the work in the same day if he insists.


Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, being the Associate technician, 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 as Associate technician?
Often
Does your work as Associate technician require you to travel?
Rarely
Does your work as Associate Technician require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Rarely
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Secure
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Maybe
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
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What are the different ways of entering this profession?
U have to do an electrical technician course.


Work-Culture

How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
Stressful
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
OK
How would you describe your co-workers?
OK
Generally speaking, your work as Associate Technician is
Field Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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Importance of Education in Your Profession

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
No
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
10th
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
No
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
Expensive
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 your 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 by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to be organised and stick to plan
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer routine and stable life
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

You need to have the required skills for this job. You need to be organized as you cannot afford any mistakes while completing any task.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to become an Associate technician?

You have to finish the work on time. The clients would be waiting and all the tasks need to be done perfectly. And so, this job has taught me a lot about responsibility. You will not generally face any serious problems in the work environment. Everyone is cooperative. Others understand your problems. They help you whenever it is needed. Your income usually depends on the organisation that you are working. I do not have any problems with it as of now as it is a continuous source of income.

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

You need to handle the work pressure well as you can not afford to have any errors. This can make the job of an Associate Technician very stressful. Being the Associate technician, we have to do a lot of field work. We have to consider our health issues as well. If at all you have any, it is going to trigger you. Some of them do not take up this field because they feel that it is not up to their standards. They think about society and form a preconceived notion about the profession. You may face problems while traveling when you have to go on company calls to different places.


Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Neutral
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Unimpressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your 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?
Maybe Easy for Few
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 generally take the electrical field and try to do a masters degree in it. Then I would probably work in a core technology company. It is a growing field. We will have a lot of opportunities.


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