How one's "work from home" wrecked another's home."I need five hundred rupees more",said Daru looking at his bank account. He is madly in love with Chapman guitars. But his father was strictly against him buying a guitar. So Daru starting posting articles in a "work from home" website called Monly to earn for himself a guitar.
Luckily for him Monly announced a double reward program this month. All he had to do was to post articles about admissions in some good Indian institutions. He knew a good college in his neighbourhood. So he posted an article about it. He just needed to write about one more institution to realize his five hundred rupees. But articles about all top institutions were already published. So Daru randomly picked up an institute called Permisan technologies which offered internships. He posted a detailed article about Permisan Tech.
At the end of the month, Monly rewarded Daru with his five hundred rupees and Daru finally got to lay his hands upon his dream guitar. But an electric guitar needs accessories. So he continued to post articles on Monly.
One day Daru's cousin asked him if he knew any institutes that offered internships. Daru immediately recalled Permisan Tech. He gave the link of his own article about Permisan Tech and the contact information to his needy cousin.
Two days later Daru stumbled upon a link which said,"Permisan Tech has not yet given me my certificate".
His forehead started sweating. He clicked quickly and here's what he saw:
"My son Raghav joined Permisan Tech two months ago by paying an amount of Rs-20,000. He completed all of his projects and has now graduated from the institute. But he has not yet received the certificate. We applied for refund so many times yet Permisan Tech ignores all our mails. Whenever I enquired the office directly they kept stalling me, for two months. My son is getting job offers but he's being turned down because he doesn't have an internship certificate yet. Please don't join Permisan."
Daru felt sickly. The victim's father had linked Daru's article as a reference. He sunk with guilt. He called his cousin immediately and warned him not to join that institute.
He then sat in a corner and cried. His hurry and recklessness had harmed a completely innocent person.
He said to himself,"My work-from-home has wrecked someone's home".
(This is my entry for the TOW contest).