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Jabir Merchant

Designation: Asst Vice President, Zee News

Location: Mumbai

Jabir Merchant, Assistant Vice President, Zee News, Mumbai says be happy with what you have. He tells us about his typical day at work and his personal mantra...

Department and Location:

Advertising Sales, Zee News, Mumbai

Role Description:

My role involves meeting potential clients and cracking a business deal with them.

Personal Mantra:

Life is not about getting things I want, it is about being content with what I already have.

My Day Starts with:

My day starts dancing with my two year old daughter. Followed by this, I prefer to have a cup of hot tea as it keeps me refreshing. Along with my cup of tea, the English dailies like Times of India and Economic Times are must. As most of the time I'm on field, I prefer to have a heavy breakfast, which keeps me energetic for a longer time.

My Typical Day in Office:

A typical day for me in office is checking emails, phone calls, working on excel sheets, meeting different clients and planning better strategies. The meetings are sometimes interesting while sometimes irritating but they help me to learn new things everyday.

Lunch Hour Means:

Lunch hour is an avoidable affair, as I'm not a foody person. I believe that the food is to satisfy your hunger and so I love all kind of cuisines. I usually carry home made food to office but at times when I'm on field, I head to restaurants. Depending on my work load, the lunch hour varies.

My Passion:

I love to travel and explore new places. My dream destination is Galapagos and Kaskaskia Islands and planning to visit them soon. I also love to visit Europe, South East Asia, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and many other places.

My Day ends with:

My day starts and ends with my daughter. Playing with my daughter is a stress buster to me. At times I also indulge myself in recreational activities like swimming, playing snooker or working-out.