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One big American Networking company has a support center office in Mumbai India.Few days back,7/8 employees went for an interview for a position of programmer for one software company.'Boys' in management reported this to managers.2 days back ,all these 7/8 people(who were freshers) were given pink slip and were asked to leave imeediately.
Is this common in call centers etc?
 
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This happens not only in call centers, but also in development centers.
My friend worked in a France based Telecom company in Chennai. He faced a similar problem there.
He & his friends attended an interview conducted by a rival company. The HR people from his company came in person to the hotel where the interview was conducted and they noted down the names of the persons from their company who attended the interview. The very next day, everyone who attended the interview were laid-off.
 
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That sucks!
Terribly unprofessional they are, but if you think about it, with the kind of attrition rate that IT firms in India is going through ( I don�t have any first hand information though � read about in the media), its not hard to understand why they take such drastic measures. Overall, this exercise will cause more damage to the company than benefit (low employee morale etc), but I change should start at employee level � ideal situation would be when someone takes up an offer after careful planning and stays with the firm for a reasonable amount of time even if someone else promises a couple of thousand rupees more. Also I wonder why do they do all these interviews in hotels? Also, �bulk recruitments� by definition is not the right thing to do, IMHO!
[ February 24, 2004: Message edited by: Ashok Mash ]
 
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That's not fair. Can the employees sue their employer there in India because of it? Would it take a long long time to get justice for that?
 
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It's not fair but how else are the small companies going to compete ?
The laws will change when there are enough Indian multinational companies to compete fairly. By then foreign companies will be staying for other reasons than cheap labour. Small companies tend to be more innovative and faster paced and some people get their fixes/perks and would take a cut in pay to work in such a environment. They see their ship coming in when they get recognition for the work they do.
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Small companies tend to be more innovative and faster paced and some people get their fixes/perks and would take a cut in pay to work in such a environment. They see their ship coming in when they get recognition for the work they do.
You do realise that this is the attitude that started the internet to be what it is today. There is economic value in freebies.The multi's/ bankrollers are continuously packaging it to be what it is today.
Quite a few research centres are turning into public companies and becoming partners with the MNCs.
[ February 25, 2004: Message edited by: HS Thomas ]
 
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They expect the employees to be loyal but they have no loyaly to the employees. This is common. What is uncommon is people in this business forming collective bargaining units to protect themselves from our real enemy, management.
Getting sacked by a slime dog employer when the job market is good is a blessing in disguise.
[ February 25, 2004: Message edited by: Rufus BugleWeed ]
 
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