Nowadays, when people are looking for jobs, they are placing utmost importance on the environment of the workplace. The moment they get a whiff that the workplace is toxic, the seniors are abusive and the work policies are corruptive, they rule out the option of working in such an organization. The awareness of toxic work culture is massive now and abusive companies are called out on social media every now and then.
Speaking of which, a video of a senior executive working in HDFC, Kolkata, went viral on social media wherein he can be seen abusing and shouting at the employees working under him in the bank.
The man has been identified as Senior Vice President Pushpal Roy, reported Business Today. He screams at the junior executives for not meeting targets and even hurls abuses at some of them. He pressurizes them to sell 75 policies a day.
Here’s a look at the video:
An HDFC Bank Senior VP is seen shouting at his employees for not meeting targets
Confirmed from a friend who understands Bengali, he is asking his junior to sell 75 insurance policies in a day🤯
Is this why these bank employees missell us policies and investment products? pic.twitter.com/SGNabDZinR
— CA Kanan Bahl (@BahlKanan) June 5, 2023
After the video went viral, several people expressed their disappointment at the work culture of HDFC bank and some even shared similar experiences of working under such seniors in private companies. Have a look:
Some demon possession, this is. 🙄
— Padma Pillai (@lotophagus) June 5, 2023
When the measure becomes the target this is what happens.
— Jeet – 🦁 (@JeetMarwadi) June 5, 2023
Yes I saw it and did not know how to react even. This is Indian banking for you. Investors are the only hope as this is beyond the regulator’s ambit. The lies and the misselling has reached epic proportions. One lady in a pvt bank came to my locker and grabbed me and cried for…
— Malini (@malinibhupta) June 6, 2023
I have worked with a so-called MNC NBFC, where I have heard similar calls with sales teams to improve their loan disbursements. Thankfully never had to face this myself.
— #YouAreOnYourOwn 🇮🇳 (@indianomicstv) June 5, 2023
Wow! This gave me goosebumps. It’s almost like that VP is possessed.
Have witnessed this (milder versions, but with gaalis) personally in some sales companies.
It reflects that not only the buyer but the bank employee is a victim of these number targets.
— Mahavir Chopra / Beshak.org (@themahavir) June 5, 2023
I am an Ex Employee worked in 2005-2006. Similar culture existed back then as well. They call it character building. We used to have brain freeze after such review sessions.
— Mandar Silam (@mandarsilam) June 5, 2023
You are absolutely right about the fact, that such practices promotes force selling of monetary policies to customers. This needs to stop asap @HDFC_Bank
— 👑ROYAL KINGDOM 👑 (@rahul19_rahul) June 5, 2023
According to a report by Moneycontrol, Pushpal Roy was suspended after the video of his behavior went viral.
In a statement that was issued by the bank, it was mentioned that HDFC does not tolerate any misconduct against its employees and firmly believes in treating them with dignity and respect.
“This bears reference to a recent social media report. Basis a preliminary enquiry in the matter, the concerned employee has been suspended and a detailed investigation has been initiated which will be undertaken as per Conduct guidelines of the Bank,” the statement read.
It was shocking to see how these employees were treated by their senior!