The following dirty tricks are meaningfully used by the multinationals in order to secure and exploit the young resources:
1) During the interview, very often the candidates are not told about the long working hours. As if this is not enough, employees are forced to stretch out beyond the normal working hours at least for 4-5 days in a week
2) The employees are so hard-pressed that at times they are allowed to take a lunch break of only a few minutes. Employees are forced to quickly finish lunch on the pretext of urgent projects
3) Unrealistic targets are set to pressurize employees, they are constantly poked and are subject to criticism so as to keep them under pressure
4) Even in cases of extreme urgency, their legitimately earned leaves are denied on the basis of one or the other reason
5) The notice period is normally stretched up to 3 months, and during this period the employees are subject to gross humiliations, embarrassments, making fun of them in public, social boycott and severe criticism
Now, the million dollar question popping up in the mind is that why any capable and talented employee will tolerate such inhuman treatment? The reason is very simple, in order to find a new job, it is imperative to have a relieving letter issued by the previous employer. Having an experience certificate is also a must for finding any job. Here lies the catch. These letters are not so easy to obtain.
The corporates sometimes withhold the due salary for one or two months, even after the completion of this notice period. The employee is also forced to bear all the excesses, as he needs to have an income tax certificate from the previous employer. Apart from the above mentioned points, many times the concerned HR or the controlling authority threatens not to verify the credentials when a reference request is received from the prospective new employer of that employee.
Unfortunately, there is no scope for activities of trade unions for the redressal of the genuine grievances of the employees. In these circumstances, it is imperative that a suitable work culture is established to save the youngsters from victimization. Existing labour laws and set up need to be streamlined immediately to prevent undue harassment by the corporates.
It is amazing that the top brass do not take notice of the level of work generated out of a few employees. Rather, the senior officials are suitably rewarded by giving them abnormally higher packages at the cost of a young, capable but helpless work force. Also, the sword in terms of appraisal forces the employees to bear all the excesses and dictatorship. All employees are expected to multi-task without much formal training.
Let us hope that someone will take notice of this burning issue and the media will highlight all these acrobatic gimmicks adopted by the corporates. This is critical so as to prevent demoralization of the young talented workforce.
Is anyone listening?