Everyone of us dream of getting a job in reputed companies like Microsoft, Google and Facebook as it is a safe option in many ways. Employees get many additional benefits such as holidays packages and innovative work environment along with heavy salaries. Still, there are people who can not restrict themselves to this. Mid-career job changes are always hard, but this one would’ve been harder than most.
A Google employee working at its office in Hyderabad has quit his job to sell momos. Vasudev Singh, who’d worked with the tech giant for 9 years, has started a restaurant that specializes in the north-eastern snack. Instead of helping Google organize the world’s information, Singh will now focus his energies He says he has to make sure that the quality remains good and managing everything on weekends becomes very difficult due to the increase in demand. serving the 20 different varieties of momos that his restaurant has on its menu.
“Hyderabad has a very spirited food culture, the people here really love and cherish their food. But one thing stood out which was surprising — there was not a single place which served good momos. Growing up in a Nepali family and around a very vibrant momo culture in Bangalore, I missed good momos in Hyderabad. This is when I decided there is an opportunity worth pursuing and decided to start my new phase in life,” he says.
Running a restaurant will be a pretty dramatic change from his previous role. He says he has to make sure that the quality remains good and managing everything on weekends becomes very difficult due to the increase in demand.
Singh says he does miss some of the perks of a Google job — Google is regularly rated among the best places to work in India, and is famous for spoiling its employees silly with free gourmet food, slides in its offices, and in-house massages. He says what he’ll miss most is the people. But he’s relishing the opportunity his new gig provides.
From working in a company whose biggest perk involves its food to quitting it to serve food, life’s definitely come a long way for Vasudev. And with this move, he joins the exemplary legion of people who have said no to the corporate world to follow or start a dream.