Since childhood I have been more attracted towards studies than social activities. My parents were quite strict, as was my upbringing. They wanted me to focus entirely on education.
Although my parents didn’t permit me to go out and socialise, I made many friends in school and I enjoyed my school life with them. When I entered college, I changed. My collage life was the complete opposite of school life, I didn’t make many friends and didn’t socialise much either.
My first job was in the Goregaon. I would travel daily from Nallasopara to Goregaon, a long way, just for a pay of Rs 1000 per month. I was eager to learn accounts in depth, so I decided to join a CA firm, but sadly I didn’t learn much there. Looking for a change, I got a job at MTNL on contract, I was learning but the pay was very low and I could not sustain it. Thereafter I got a job at a private company, I learned a lot from my boss, she improved my personal and professional skills and ability, she has played a a critical role in my journey and I credit my success to her.
Something was still amiss. I was unsettled, and was searching for something different. That’s when I got an opportunity at Unived, back in 2012. The first few months I worked purely for the salary. But as time went by, I started getting attached to the people, the culture, the work, and really began to believe in the vision.
Amit kept increasing my responsibility, and I kept wondering if I was capable of this larger role that I was being given. The challenge brought the best out of me.
In 2017, I faced a very difficult phase in my life. I went under depression. I tried to pull myself out multiple times, but I failed. I was put on medication. I would have episodes in office where my hands would tremble, my body would shiver, and I had to be taken to the hospital. I faced each day with fear, I was afraid to work, I was afraid to cook at home, I was afraid.
Amit and the entire team at Unived supported me a lot through this phase, they were always by my side, encouraging me to come out of it – and one day, I woke up and decided to bring change. I joined a gym, diverted my mind, and slowly pulled myself out, completely. Today, I am off medication, I am happy, I have boundless energy, and am eager and ready to support Unived.
Unived has given me a unique opportunity. It is my family. I am very happy and very grateful for everything and I’m looking forward to building this company together with everyone.
Joined – 15th October, 2012.