It takes a lot to put up with a software Engineering job and also with the Bangalore traffic. While most of us have no way out of this, an Engineer identified as Roopesh Kumar Verma called it a quits. No, not only for the job but also he decided to reach office on the final day on the horse.
Verma reportedly worked at a company which has an office in Bangalore’s Embassy Golf Links Business Park. On his last working day, he left his house in Mathikere at 7 am and reached his office around 2 pm, reported the Deccan Herald. In between while his “vehicle” – a white horse – took breaks, his photos were clicked and shared on social media by onlookers. On his horse, Verma carried a placard that said, “Last working day as a software engineer”.
When he reached the office, he reportedly was stopped by the security for bringing a horse. Verma reportedly convinced the security and that the horse was a legitimate “vehicle” and an acceptable form of transportation and that he should be allowed to enter the office campus.
Verma later told media that he chooses the horse because he wanted to highlight the issue of pollution and congestion in Bangalore. “I took horse-riding lessons for nearly a month to ensure that I reach office without any issues. My friends helped me plan and execute this ride. I am a pure vegetarian and love animals and that is the reason why I chose to ride a horse to give a message,” he added.
“As software engineers, we solve complex problems for multinational companies. Why can’t we do the same and solve the problems in our country? I quit because I wanted to do something for my country,” he reportedly said.
Verma also reportedly said that he will release a video about what made him leave the job and more.
A Software Engineer in EGL, Bengaluru on his last working day at office. m/ pic.twitter.com/mLz1yNmpzp
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