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Saibal Ray

Drama


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Saibal Ray

Drama


MUSHROOM

MUSHROOM

2 mins 84 2 mins 84

Tatasi used to work in a private company that sells ebooks and study materials for the students of West Bengal boards. She was a brilliant student. She had done M.Sc in Biochemistry and she stood seventh in her B.Ed college. After gathering this many qualifications, she spent five years doing no job. She came to Kolkata and stayed with her family in a rented house. She looked for a decent job. But she did not get one. Her father bought a flat at Garia after almost a year. She kept on looking for a decent job. But she did not get one. She wanted to be a professor or teacher. But she did not get a job. She got married in frustration. But she did not get a job. She started her own family with her husband Jyotirmoy at a rented house. But she did not get a job. When she got married Jyotirmoy was still studying. So she was totally surviving on her father-in-law's savings and pension. This way it was going on. After almost five years, post B.Ed degree, she got a job in a mushroom company since she could not get a government job. That great so-called start-up mushroom decided to pay her INR 10000 per month. She was doing that job happily since she had no idea about the value of her qualifications. She suffered in inferiority complex since she could not speak fluent English or Hindi. For this reason, she never tried to leave Bengal. Now the attack of Corona came. This virus attacked the market economy along with humanity. So the mushroom dictated its employees to work from home. She started working from home. But when she got the salary of this month, she found the amount was less. She phoned the director of the mushroom. He said that the salaries for eight days had been cut. She asked why. He said because of lockdown. Now she was naturally frustrated for getting an amount of ten thousand minus eight days' salary. So she thought how funny the market economy was. First, in this economy, every employee was treated as a daily wager. Second, everyone suffered except the ministers and the giants, third thus the respect that was there in the days of her father was gone completely. How great the market economy and the idea of path-breaking start-ups were she thought again.


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