Working long hours, having no time for your friends and family, and rarely taking a day off is so normalized in our country that people hardly realize we need to have a work-life balance. The mind and the body need rest, they need a break and stressing them to the extent that your sleep cycle and personal lives go for a toss affects your mental health negatively.
But there are companies which disregard this and keep on coming up with rules and clauses which put additional pressure on employees. Having said that, one company started this new office rule – if you are 1 minute late for work, you have to work 10 minutes extra after office hours.
“For example, if you arrive at 10.02, you will have to stay an extra 20 minutes until 6.20 pm,” the notice read. While it cannot be said which particular company started this new office rule, I think we all can agree that this is uncalled for. What if an employee has a genuine reason to be late?
Have a look:
Some business owners are monsters. Seeking profits is good, but such distrust ruins companies in the long run. pic.twitter.com/698CFppyuA
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Many people online condemned this new clause. Some even shared personal experiences of having worked in a company that had similar rules. Here are some of the responses:
Surely this guy doesn’t understand profits. The invisible cost of keeping the office running for 20 extra minutes (AC, Electricity – tea and service staff) would be much higher 🙂
— GhoseSpot (@SandipGhose) June 12, 2022
What if i comes 10 minutes early to work? I’ll be allowed to leave 100 minutes early.
— Awadhesh Mishra (@avdsmishra) June 12, 2022
If I ever owns a company, I’d give one rule to the employees-
Complete your task within 24 hours whether coming to office or not. That’s it.
Adhere to that rule unless there is an emergency.
No Fines, No Penalties. After all, we all are human.
— Sachin पंवार (@Really_sachin) June 12, 2022
Okay there two points….one coming on time is a must irrespective of where you are work or education…… second… leaving on time is also essential in the same way…if you expect people to come on time queueing work and asking people to stay back isn’t justified either
— Vignesh Raju (@Vigneshraju2298) June 13, 2022
Ok, make a rule for work after 6pm.
For example, If you are working after 6pm you will get a 10 min extra salary for every 1 min..
— akshay (@nipfti) June 12, 2022
Feel for the employee who arrives to the office around 12 instead of 10 AM, will have to spend the rest of his life in the office
— Piyush (@Piyush18__) June 12, 2022
This don’t bring productivity. Most Indian company management use typical slavery approach. I manage more than 60 staff and I’ve always been friendly with them. You need to be one of them and lead them. Value their efforts, feelings & appreciate. They won’t let you down for sure.
— @Scalppit (@VipinRaphael) June 12, 2022
I worked with a company where they would cut your half day’s salary if you were late by even 1 minute 😔
— Prerna (@_PreScribbles) June 12, 2022
Something similar happened at our organization last week. The HR sent out emails to people with a snapshot of their punch-in time showing them 10-15 mins late. Some courageous folks replied back with snapshot of their punch-out time which showed them staying at work up to 10 PM
— . (@thewhiteschrute) June 12, 2022
This is the reason these orgs do not survive in the long run, employees are always looking for a better place. Unless they treat employees as humans and consider the greatest asset, there can never be growth. These orgs are only looking for profit and nothing else.
— Sauparno Chatterjee (@sauparno) June 12, 2022
I was working at a place until last year, where they started a piggy bank called late to office piggy bank. For every minute you are late, you must put in a 100 rs as late fee.
Talk about distrust. https://t.co/fWWhwpRSvo
— gumnaam (@stupid_pangolin) June 12, 2022
One step forward and two steps back.