Resservation for Kannadigas in IT jobs is an agenda for the JDS party as well as KRV. In a recent discussion in CNN-IBN, Kannadigas expressed it should be whereas outsiders said it as a ridiculous agenda.
One person said that Kannadigas has to come upto the mark and get the job and the education level in Karnataka has to improve!!
Well, I felt that this is a Chicken and Egg Question. Since the education level in Karnataka was good and talented people were available, in the early 90's, the companies started opening in Bangalore. It was the Infosys which was started mainly by Kannadigas started a revolution in Bangalore. Although there are 'N' number of critics are there on them, still credit for the part of the IT revolution in Bangalore goes to Infosys.
Now, there are so many IT companies, and people from other states are pouring in to Bangalore and they are developing their own 'TEAMs' here.
I have had very bad experiences being a Kannadiga with interviewers from other states and they are doing reservation for their state men in Bangalore.
I went to HCL interview in Bangalore and I found most of the candidates are from Tamilnadu. The interviewer was also from Tamilnadu and spoke to me in Tamil initially in Bangalore. When I spoke to him in English, saying I don't know Tamil, his face got changed and the questions that he put me in interview was totally irrelevant and somewhere from corners for the books and I was finally not selected.
Similar thing happened in another company in Bangalore where the main HRD was from Kerala. I got selected finally, but, the offer for me was below par compared to Keralites who attended the interview.
Currently, in my company here in Bangalore, there is one manager who is basically from Tamilnadu and his team is full of Tamilians.
After having exprerienced all these things first hand being Kannadiga in Bangalore was highly embarassing.Outside state people doing reservation for their people in IT companies in Bangalore, and saying reservation for Kannadigas as a ridiculous one. I know we Kannadigas don't want reservation and we are talented enough to get the employment without reservations. Our talent attracted many companiess to Bangalore and which are currently ruled by others.
I know there will be 'n' number of critics for this, but, what is the answer for reservation for outsiders happening 'unofficially'? Answer this question before commenting on Kannadigas reservation which ofcourse I say we don't want.
Where we want the reservation is the service jobs of the IT companies such as electricians,watchman, drivers, etc.