Previously having worked solely for auditing companies, I started working at Infra.Market in January 2019. Though my journey till here was not without difficulties, I approached each obstacle as a challenge and overcame it. Brought up in the city of Hospet in Karnataka, the childhood was a mixed bag. As my parents were agriculturists, we had to supplement our earnings by working during school holidays. Toiling hard, I used to work in sugar and beverage factories whenever free since my sixth standard. After graduation, I came to Bengaluru and joined part-time at The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI-CMA). While I had prepared to give the CMA examination, fate had other plans. Due to financial difficulties caused by my sister's marriage, I had to abandon the idea. Thereafter, I completed my M.Com in correspondence and began working in audit firms.
At the time of my joining, Infra.Market was still in its infancy and just launched in Karnataka. The RMC (Ready Mix Concrete) industry was new to me and in the first few months, I was a bit rusty. But the support I got from my seniors, Swati Ma’am, Alok, Sumit Pameja and others was encouraging. With the confidence and trust they put in my abilities, steadily, I became efficient at my work. As the company expanded, I was given more responsibilities. After three years, I now manage Karnataka, Goa, and Kerala, yet I still enjoy working for this firm. The HO also gave us great feedback, stating that we are one of the teams across pan India that constantly delivers outcomes on schedule.
One aspect of working here is that they understand the importance of family. When I had to go to my native place for the birth of my second child, they did not have any qualms about my work. Instead, they suggested coming after everything is settled. I have the freedom to express my opinion, and the freedom to work my way. Finally, I am content with the help I receive, the remuneration, and the work environment here. I still remember when Swati ma’am called me during the appraisal and said that I deserved a better salary for my efforts. And that was it. I know now that I never have to demand anything because they are only eager to invest in my personal growth. I will always value the lessons I learned from Infra.Market, particularly coordination and teamwork. Even the company directors like Aditya sir are so down to earth. They do not hesitate to address issues at the lowest level of the organization and discuss the problems of that department. And that is inspiring!