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Heroes & Incredible peoples
received by me from one of my friend in my mailbox. Said to be a mail sent by
Narayana Murthy to all Infosys staff. How much true, decide for yourself.
It's half past 8 in the office but the lights are still on...
PCs still running, coffee machines still buzzing...
And who's at work? Most of them??? Take a closer look...
All or most specimens are??
Something male species of the human race...
Look closer... again all or most of them are bachelors...
And why are they sitting late? Working hard? No way!!!
Let's ask one of them...
Here's what he says... 'What's there 2 do after going home...Here we get to
surf, AC, phone, food, coffee that is why I am working late...Importantly no
This is the scene in most research centers and software companies and other
Bachelors 'Time-passing' during late hours in the office just bcoz they say
they've nothing else to do...
Now what r the consequences...
'Working' (for the record only) late hours soon becomes part of the institute or
With bosses more than eager to provide support to those 'working' late in the
form of taxi vouchers, food vouchers and of course good feedback, (oh, he's a
hard worker... goes home only to change..!!).
They aren't helping things too...
To hell with bosses who don't understand the difference between 'sitting' late
and 'working' late!!!
Very soon, the boss start expecting all employees to put in extra working hours.
So, My dear Bachelors let me tell you, life changes when u get married and start
having a family... office is no longer a priority, family is... and
That's when the problem starts... b'coz u start having commitments at home too.
For your boss, the earlier 'hardworking' guy suddenly seems to become a 'early
leaver' even if u leave an hour after regular time... after doing the same
amount of work.
People leaving on time after doing their tasks for the day are labeled as
Girls who thankfully always (its changing nowadays... though) leave on time are
labelled as 'not up to it'. All the while, the bachelors pat their own backs and
carry on 'working' not realizing that they r spoiling the work culture at their
own place and never realize that they would have to regret at one point of time.
So what's the moral of the story??
* Very clear, LEAVE ON TIME!!!
* Never put in extra time ' unless really needed '
* Don't stay back unnecessarily and spoil your company work culture which will
in turn cause inconvenience to you and your colleagues.
There are hundred other things to do in the evening..
Learn a foreign language...
Try a sport... TT, cricket.........
Importantly, get a girl friend or boy friend, take him/her around town...
* And for heaven's sake, net cafe rates have dropped to an all-time low (plus,
no fire-walls) and try cooking for a change.
Take a tip from the Smirnoff ad: *'Life's calling, where are you??'*
IT'S A TYPICAL INDIAN MENTALITY THAT WORKING FOR LONG HOURS MEANS VERY HARD
WORKING & 100% COMMITMENT ETC.
PEOPLE WHO REGULARLY SIT LATE IN THE OFFICE DON'T KNOW TO MANAGE THEIR TIME.