Q. How has Chegg helped you in your overall progress?
I belong to a middle class family and hail from a remote village in Srikakulum District, where people are deprived of even the basic amenities like power supply and internet. That is the reason I relocated to Vizag and rented a shared apartment for Rupees 2000 per month.IAS preparation is a gargantuan task. Committing oneself to a full-time job and simultaneously preparing for IAS is practically not possible. Financially, my family cannot support me in my pursuit. My father is a farmer and earns meager pay. My parents have raised me until this point and it is not fair on my part to depend on them any further. My uncle and my friend also supported me financially for some time. I felt it is high-time that I should start earning and stop depending on others. I also have a sister who is still going to college and I have an obligation to save money to settle her down in life. These financial fears always clouded my mind and I struggled to concentrate on my career path.That was the time when Chegg came to my rescue. Chegg provides an ideal role for subject experts like me. I am now earning well and supporting my parents too. Chegg was like a savior for our family. This is the only source of income for me and I am extremely happy that I joined Chegg. We never had a television at home. Now, with my earnings at Chegg, I recently purchased an LED Television set and gifted to my parents. They are extremely happy and are proud of me.
Q. Cite a memorable moment.
We are four roommates and all of us work for Chegg. We have a common study room with a router installed. Every day at 1 AM when the city is silent and sleeping, we wake up and take up our positions at the four corners of the room with our laptops – all geared up to work on the Chegg Q&A board. We appreciate each other with a high-five on getting the answer right. Our deep discussions and those grappling moments with the questions are always memorable. Working together with like-minded buddies is always fun and memorable. Working in unison, keep us awake and our spirits alive, thus helping us from falling asleep.To reduce the skip rate, we leave no stone unturned. On the Chegg Q&A board, we receive questions related to different topics of the same subject. Suppose I received a question from an unfamiliar topic, I seek instant help from my friends to get an idea and then quickly solve it. Likewise, I help my friends too.On the 10th of every month, we receive our pay checks and so all of us party at our favorite restaurants. We do not work on that day but just go out and enjoy ourselves. We watch a movie and come home late.
Q. If Chegg offers a full-time opportunity would you avail?
Yes, definitely. Chegg is a knowledge hub and I would be proud to be a full-time employee. Moreover, I am a night owl, and that makes me flexible to work in any shift.