This was never that easy…
On 14th February, it was beautiful rainy day… Most of employees at CodeFire left early and we were smelling a relaxing weekend on 15-16th Feb as we had nothing much planned. However, it seems fate had other plans , on 15th February , I got phone call in the morning from our office boy that glasses from office doors are broken and all the Laptops in office are missing. We were shocked and ran to office in a jiffy.
There we were in the office, witnessing first ever theft incident of our life, all Laptops were missing, drawers were open, speakers, headphones etc were also missing…
Next we were in for our first direct experience with police system. They took it all for granted probably because I think this is routine job for them and I was shocked when were not willing to record an FIR as multiple laptops (6) were lost so this would taint their record it seems .
After much persuasion and “pressure from above” finally FIR was recorded on 16th. But with this experience with police system, we decided that we need to make our office
secure because police system is not functional. Also, somewhere I had a hunch that thieves may come again as they would have noticed many desktop computers etc in the office, which they did not steal as it was not easy to carry them.
We decided that we will add missing safety measures ASAP on Monday. However, fate had different things in store, our worst fears were realized, on Monday morning(17th February 2014) we again got a call from office boy that glasses of office door were broken again and this time all the desktop computers and everything else that could be stolen was gone. This was probably the worst thing that could have happened . It was a huge shock for us…
Being an entrepreneur for last 3 years we have seen many difficult situations, this was probably one of the most difficult time, but with our firm belief that “Tough times don’t last, tough people do”, we decided to start work ASAP. One lucky thing was that not much data was lost as we had remote backup done.
More than one month has passed since then, there has been no update from Police department, we have shifted our office to a new location, arranged computers etc. Used this as an opportunity to:
1. Setup new office with better infrastructure to avoid the bottlenecks that we were facing in old one.
2. Setup detailed security system in office.
3. Got insurance of our infrastructure.
I guess this is what life is all about, live, learn and try again.
Last but not the least, we are really thankful to all who came forward to help. It is with the help and blessings of our well wishers that we are back on our feet!