Navigating these tough times: lessons for the middle classesOne success story or the other in recent times concerns those who made quick transition to acquire a new skill or two in the Covid-19 phase and move on; the rat race is one where only those with new skill sets will succeed.
Those who sought to minimize expenses and cut down on costs have done exceedingly well. It so happened that villages with very good connectivity in Western Tamil Nadu and in many places in Kerala, were sort of unaffected by Covid-19 in a big way. The IT employees made their way to their native places and had a whale of a time. Electricity expenses came down as did petrol expenses. The rather unpolluted environments helper them to be in good health and today, the IT companies want these guys to continue there. Work from home is a new reality.
Such arrangements are here to stay. Acquiring new skills is compulsory.