Friday, March 03, 2006

typical work day

Somebody asked how I dress at work. This is me after work yesterday. The only difference is that I wear a badge at work. It doesn't really go with my outfit, but I have to wear it at work.

18 comments:

Gurpreet Singh said...

Dhan Guru Dhan Guru Piaray!!
Where do you work brethren?

Confused Khalsa said...

Prabhu Singh Ji Said:

I work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, which is very prestigious amongst scientists. The small town of Los Alamos has the highest number of PHD's per capita in the world. People from all over the US and the world are working here.

;D

Khalsa4ever said...

Wicked Veerjee!

So are you doing your Ph.D now, or already have one? (and what are you currently researching?)

Just wondering :)

Prabhu Singh said...

I don't really like research :-) and that's one of the reasons I'm not going for a PHD. I have a bachelors and a masters in computer science. I work in high performance computing.
I have a good job and have a good pay. Of coures 10% of everything I make goes to charity. I'm very happy to be done with school. The only degree I'm working on now is how much gyan I can gain from meditation.
Sat Siri Akal!

Khalsa4ever said...

still a masters in comp. sci. ain't bad at all! :)

Anonymous said...

Very proud of you!

gurpreet singh(not the one above) said...

so what do people say when they see your kirpan at work?

xSHANTIx said...

you suit the bana, and if you feel comfortable in it then go for it! I have started a job like a month ago but i dont wear my turban and i feel really guilty because im only maybe wearing it once a week now, i feel like wearing it to work and seeing what people say but i will prolly get fired! I should have worn it to begin with!

SikhsRus said...

Prabhu Singh,

Wow! You look nice adn I sure admire the courage and will to wear it! Like Shanti, I don't know what the reaction at my work would be, if I were make a change like that. I did not get fired when I started wearing a turban though. May be one day!

Prabhu Singh said...

To Gurpreet Singh, people at work don't see my kirpan, and I'll leave it at that for now.
To Shanti, there's no need to feel guilty, we're all learners and we all take steps towards certain goals when we are ready. Though if Ireland is anything like the US it would be completely illegal for them to fire you for a turban.
Sikhsrus, sometimes people at work stare at me. It's funny because it is like India but on a smaller scale. One difference is when the people here notice that I know they're staring at me, they try to pretend they weren't staring. In India I will make eye contact with people and they will still keep staring. Also in India I sometimes had hundreds of people staring at me at once. Here, I've only had as many as 30.

ss said...

HPC at LNL. We have a lot in common.

I work (well when I'm not doing other stuff) in HPC as well - but my clusters aint as big as yours :-)

small world.
I spend most of my time at a command line :-)

Do you ever go to the SuperComputing conferences?

Prabhu Singh said...

I have yet to go to a super computing conference, but I imagine that at some point I will go to one. I will definitely contact you if I go to any!

ss said...

Cool - I aint been since Portland - but do give me a shout; you never know.

We usually have one of our research teams there; especially the one that is working on an auto parallalisation tool and they always have a booth.

Pritam Singh Khalsa said...

WaheguruJi ka Khalsa WaheguruJi ki fateh! I just got a job painting with a skin head x-con he's huge with a big-ol-head{thats the only job I can get, its been 2 years so whatever has income}

I wore my turban without caring of the outcome and he didn't say anything cause I was fixing a chimney 40 feet in the air on it 1 1/2 feet by 1 1/2 feet,so he had respect. He gave me a nextel and about 4 hours later he called me on the walkie talkie and called me Mohamed being serious. That was the last time. I told him DO NOT EVER CALL ME A MUSLIM EVER AGAIN.I AM SIKH!!!!!! He was suprized that I scolded him about it, thinking that I'm so much smaller and wouldn't rize up, but I did without even thinking about what he could do.I told him I'm SIKH and never again call me otherwise. He very much got the picture that I would stand up for what I am and do. He has since, never said anything but that I'm a very good worker and never complain{cause he pays me to work}.
He now is very curious about what in sikhi makes me so strong.Its hard to explain even over weeks of time but he has respect for all sikhs now. Everytime we pass a sikh he says " Hey, theres another sikh" {with respect}. He isnt going to convert or anything but it changed his perspective on all SIKHS not just me.
I know sikhs arent supposed to be around those kinds of people but look what it has done{ONLY GOOD CAME OUT OF IT} So I'm glad with no regrets that I took this job with this man. I feel that I took a bad man off the street and replaced him with a more considerate person. SATSRIAKAL

Pritam Singh Khalsa said...

Waheguru ji ka Khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh! Time for Kirtan Sohila. Good night. I'm thankful for this day and pray to Waheguru that I will be able to live another, but if not so I still love the Eternal Father, so if this be my last night.Waheguru Waheguru Waheguru Waheguru Waheguru Sat Sri Akal Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh

Sikhi Seeker said...

I saw this post a while back but chose not to comment. I wanted to say more than that you look great as a "complete Sikh". 'Cuz I couldn't have done that without sharing my own inadequacies. I don't doubt your kindness, but I despise sharing the weakness I am not yet ready to alter...you know? And then you tenderly support comments that go otherwise without making judgements.
May Waheguru always keep His blessing hand on you. May the 100 eyes that stared learn to do so in awe, admiration and inspiration. Wishing you even more strength and focus...

Dhan Guru, Dhan Guru Pyaare :)

upinder kaur said...

I just admire you for all this.

SikhsRus said...

This is my second visit to this post Prabhu! The picture and the post is very inspiring Prabhu Singh Ji! I will probably be visiting it again a few times. Again, love the courage you bring into your life.