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Navin Question by Navin on May 10, 2024Hindi
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Hi, My name is Navin Tiwari having 12.03 years of experience in Sales & marketing with Master in marketing. Currently working with Havells India Ltd. Has also very diverse experience in terms of area(Gujarat,Chatishgadh,Odisha & Maharashtra). Due to some toxic situation I switched my job in 2022 and joined Havells but on junior position any how able to managed the salary with little growth. Now want to grow my position and salary since I am underpaid. Another issue is not learning. Pl specify & suggest skill set and to whom I learn it. And if any better opportunity pls suggest.(Plan to move or grow within 3 to 6 month)

Ans: Sales and marketing as you know is a field with vast opportunities. Havells is a company to work with, learn and grow. Talk to your colleagues, superiors and get feedback on areas you can improve to meet and exceed the given sales targets. Touch the cause of this toxic environment and how you can improve and get better. Check with your large customers in confidence on what can you do to service them better, identify areas where your company can add products and share this feedback with your seniors. With your experience you would know what is holding you up. Your positive attitude, sincerity and commitment can lead you to growth here or in other companies.
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Asked by Anonymous - Jun 12, 2024Hindi
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Hi Anu, I'm married since 5 years now and having loving In-Laws who are financially very well to do. My husband and I earn very less as compared to my in-laws, with whom we stay. My husband is 37 years old and earns 47000 INR a month, out of which he saves 35000 INR (in-laws have told him not to spend on house expense, but instead save). The rest 12000 INR he has for himself. I am also working and all my earning is with me. The problem is that he usually ends up spending almost all of the 12K. This angers me as I feel he should focus on saving as much as possible from that. We have an understanding among us that the expense for enjoyment will be borne by me as his major chunk is being saved for "Our" future. Am I wrong to be upset with his spending?
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Are you wrong to be upset?
NO and YES...
NO; as you feel wronged that you are the one spending on enjoyment, so where does he spend 12K?
YES; as you have not conveyed it to him or the two of you have not spoken about it earlier. Have you discussed that he must save the 12K?
So, the key to any solid marriage is COMMUNICATION...Communicating your needs, wants, desires, values and aligning them to make the marriage work looking at the larger picture.

Simply have a frank conversation. For all you know, he may just understand where you are coming from; BUT if he wants to spend SOME OF his hard earned money on himself his way, kindly let it be. It's the pride of a man to be able to earn and spend without asking for anyone's permission. Do respect that...

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If you are an adult and my that I mean at an age where you can legally be married, then what is the confusion?
Also, is your partner is someone who values you and is also in a good financial position? (I say this only because many girls become blind in love without realizing that his income is the one that will support the family when you are ready to have a baby wherein there will be a small break in your career or you will have the flexibility to take a break).

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