Do you earn more in companies?

People or so called professionals in MNCs and so named high-profile CEOs, CFOs, CTOs, COOs, great big researchers of so called big named LABS; have a look at this profiles. Probably, we all can learn a bit from all this. Stop treating Beggars as low standard and start looking at it as a profession; after all they also earn for their livelihood like us. Who knows someday you may see a beggar buying something from you or living adjacent to your apartment. Go and find out atleast after going through such profiles. At the same time don’t be ashamed of their neighborhood. India Inc. is definitely rising in true sense. But what excited me is the daily salary comparison between his and mine and as expected, we so called higly educated breed of humans earn less or same as them. Are we also beggars who go to AC rooms of the big-shining structures of companies and beg for few bugs a day for whatever we do sitting the whole day(don’t forget our seniors ask us to trade off our weekends and holidays and after-office time for jobs). So, next time think when you pass a beggar and now, enjoying reading the article below from Mumbai Mirror. And of course, MONEY makes MONEY. The only difference is they are king of their own and we take orders from our seniors. Think, who is a better slave?

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Beggars’ Ball
They own apartments and shops, their children attend schools and they worry about investments and interest rates. Anil Raina meets some of Mumbai’s lakhpati beggars and returns feeling a little less better-off himself
Posted On Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Anil Raina

NAME: Massu or Malana, 60
Massu’s Assets: Rs 30 lakh in properties alone
Day’s earnings Rs 1,000 to 1,500
Begs at: Lokhandwala। Mostly outside high-end restaurants visited by TV and film stars।
Working hours: 8 pm to 3 am।
Home is: A one BHK at Amboli in Andheri (west). He owns another 1 BHK nearby.Massu’s 1BHK room at Amboli. Both houses are duplexes
Family: Wife, two sons and a daughter-in-law share the apartment with him.
Day’s earnings: Rs 1000 to 1500.
Assets: Rs 30 lakh in just properties. One son makes and sells brooms, while the other hawks knick-knacks near Andheri station. He has substantial savings, but would not reveal details.
Cool quotient: Massu is dressed in spotless clothes when he takes an auto-rickshaw to Lokhandwala every evening. He changes into his beggar attire near Ad Labs. During his working hours, he has a complete sway over the area. You will never find another beggar in his vicinity. He takes an auto on his way home too. Stops at Yashraj Studios for a change of clothes.

NAME: Krishna Kumar Gite, 42
Krishna’s AssetsRs 5 lakh in properties alone
Day’s earnings Rs 150 to 200
Begs at: CP Tank, Charni Road
Working hours: Early morning to late evening
Home is: I BHK apartment at Nallasopara, which he shares with his brother.
Family: Brother, sister-in-law and their children.
Day’s earnings: Rs 150 to 200.
His worth: The Nallasopara apartment is worth nearly Rs 5 lakh. Krishna claimed he has substantial savings but would not put a figure to it. “My brother manages everything,” he said.
Cool quotient: Claims he can’t be bothered with money matters. He retires every evening to his Nallasopara home and hands over the day’s earnings to his brother. “My bhabhi and brother know best what to do with the money.”

NAME: Bharat Jain, 45
Bharat’s AssetsRs 70 lakh in properties alone
Day’s earnings Rs 200 to 250
Begs at: Azad Maidan and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.
Working hours: Early morning to late evening.
Home is: Two adjacent 1 BHK apartments in Parel, where his family stays. Bharat, however, visits home only once in a week. His family, which deals in school notebooks and other study material, has tried on many occasions to get Bharat to give up begging and join the family business.
Bharat’s Parel house where he stays with his family. (right) The Bhandup shop the family has rented out to a juice centre
Family: Wife, two sons — one studying in class X and the other in class XII — father and brother.
Day’s earnings: Rs 200 to 250.
His worth: The family apartments are worth close to Rs 60 lakh. The family also has rented out a shop in Bhandup to a juice centre and gets Rs 7,000-a-month in rent. The rent is collected every month by Bharat’s wife.
Cool quotient: Bharat speaks impeccable English. He is soft spoken and you will never find him harassing people for alms.

Name: Haji, 26

Haji’s Assets Rs 15 lakh
Day’s earnings Rs 100 to 200
Begs at: Deonar and Chembur. Usually begs near mosques and temples.
Working hours: Flexi. Picks the best time to be at a temple or a mosque.
Home is: A room at Cheetah Camp, where his mother and sister run a zari workshop, employing 15 people.
Family: Mother and sister.
Day’s earnings: Rs 100 to 200. Earnings increase mani-folds during festivals.
His worth: The Cheetah Camp room worth anything between Rs 3 and 5 lakh. The zari workshop could be worth 10 lakh. The family earns a steady income from the zari business and his mother has tried every trick to get him to give up begging and join the family business.
Cool quotient: He says managing the zari workshop is too much hardwork. “I can’t be bothered with all that. I like to be left alone. Also, I make a decent amount every day.

Hear this oneOur copy editor C Gitanjali had her own experience with the city’s rich beggars on Monday. When she got off a rickshaw at Bandra station in the evening, she found herself short of change for 50-rupee note. As she wrangled with the autowallah, a beggar approached her asking for alms. The driver asked him if he had change, and the beggar readily gave him four 10-rupee notes and some coins. Gitanjali gave him Re 1 for helping her. Now you know what to do the next time you are strapped for some chutta.

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Courtesy: Mumbai Mirror

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