From corporate life to daily wage worker; Robin's story overcoming struggles
Idukki: Until four months back, Adimali native Robin Antony was living a corporate life in Mumbai. Early morning reporting, video conferences, settling the accounts of business were all part of his daily life then.
However, today one can see him working in a building at Bisonvalley, which is undergoing construction. When COVID-19 pandemic created a crisis in his life, he took up the job of helping masons in construction sites for survival.
He locked all his branded clothes, shoes and sun glasses in his locker along with his ego and began to work hard in his native place. Robin’s life is an example for youngsters today who are adamant on getting an elite job.
Robin went to Mumbai to join a Dental care company after his MBA, owing to his family’s financial struggles.
In four years, he was made the regional sales manager of the company, thanks to his hard work. But his debt increased after he had to spend a lot of money towards the treatment of his parents. While he was strugging to survive, COVID-19 pandemic struck. Robin, who reached Kerala 2 months before the lockdown, was not able to return since.
The company did not call him back as the dental care industry in the country came to a standstill. He could not ask for anymore time from the people he took money. And so Robin started looking for other job options. It was a friend who informed him that a helper was required at a construction site as migrant workers were not available. He decidd to take it up.
Although it was hard in the beginning, Robin is content with the work he does in his native place today.