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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education

Recognition

Profile Details
Name – Sunil Kumar Kedia
ProfessionTextile Business
DesignationOwner
Organisation – Gopal Vastralaya
Age – 50
City – Sonbarsa Raj, Saharsa district
Work Experience (Years) – 25 years
Under-Graduation – BA, Allahabad University
Post-Graduation – MA, BNU, Madhepura

Please give us a summary of your Career.

My family has an agricultural background. For a long period of time, I was involved in farming in my district in Bihar. It was later that all of my brothers and I started out with a joint business venture. Agriculture requires you to be closely connected to the soil. We were from rural Bihar and were well versed in farming techniques, as many other families were in those times. From buying of seeds to the selling of the produce, I was closely involved with every facet of farming. My region is associated with the production of rice, mangoes, corn, wheat, sugarcane, litchi.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as a Textile Store Owner.

As a Textile store owner or as a partner in any joint venture, what is required is your complete participation with everything that concerns your business. On an everyday basis, I try to keep an eye on the accounts, provide required services to my customers and also to ensure that work gets divided properly among the staff members who work with us. I also try to keep myself updated as much as possible with the latest fabrics being introduced in the market so that we can provide the same to our clients.


Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 20-40 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?
7-9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
All 7 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Often
Does your work require you to travel?
Rarely
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Never
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Insecure
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Risky
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?
An inclination towards entrepreneurial activity will guide you here. No particular degree is required as such.


Work-Culture

How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
Very Stressful
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
OK
How would you describe your co-workers?
Competitive
Generally speaking, your work as Textile Store Owner 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?
12th
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
No
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
OK
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 as Textile Store Owner?

First Personality Trait – Prefer working alone or in small groups and focus on few tasks at a time
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 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 just and fair and not try to make everyone happy
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he get easily stressed out, angry and irritated
Please provide details

Owning a business is not easy no matter how big or small they might be. You have to be ready for anything that comes your way, and sometimes it is the failure.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to start their own Textile Store?

In case you manage to strike the right chord with your customers and clients, then your income might rise considerably which is not really possible with fixed salaried professions. You somewhat determine your hours of work, the people you will want to conduct business with and thus, it is a good profession because you do not have anyone controlling you except market supply and demand. My profession allows me to interact with a lot of people, who are generally clients but these people give me a whiff of what is happening in the world outside our region. They have different tastes and come with different demands for instance, rather than the cloth fabrics these days there is a demand for finished clothes.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as a Textile Store Owner?

In terms of negatives of starting your own Textile Store, I would say the risk factor here is very high. You never know when the market demand might tilt in your favor. Also, it is not easy to become a part of the already flourishing trade network, you have to establish contacts with locals, dealers and all this calls for massive investment in terms of money, time and energy. You would also have to look for trustworthy people and staff members who you can be lean on and all this is very hard to find.


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 Neutral
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 your Profession/Business as Textile Store Owner

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
Medium to Large Business (Annual Family Income upwards of 20 Lakhs)
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?
Difficult
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 maybe choose a profession which will provide me with a more stable source of income. I would chose to become a doctor, engineer or a lecturer.


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