Infosys Comes Cracking Down on Dual Employment, Warns Termination; Diktat Won't Work Say Techies
IANS 13 September 2022
Indian IT major, Infosys has come cracking down on moonlighting (dual employment) and warned employees that, if found out, it could lead to termination of services, sources said on Tuesday.
 
However, since the job market is still hot in Bengaluru, despite fears of US recession and the IT giant's diktat is not going to affect moonlighting by its employees.
 
The techies, including those who are employed in the IT giant, explain that until the work from home option is there, the Infy's diktat won't work. The start-ups and unicorns are head-over-heels for talent and skilled professionals, they say.
 
Not only Infosys, other major IT companies won't be able to detect the activity. Employees explain that they will switch over to other assignments by start-ups, who are flexible. They want to poach the talent in the first place, the skilled employees are in commanding position to take the attractive offer.
 
"We can manage both the work. When it is not affecting the work, the respective companies should not have problem," a software professional maintained.
 
Infosys insiders confirmed the stern mail by the company, warning them not to take up any other job while working for the company recently.
 
Wipro chairman Rishad Premji has tweeted earlier that moonlighting is cheating plain and simple.
 
Infosys, which making good offers to employees, is worried with the competition by start-ups in future and its standard policies won't allow the flexibility start-ups have got, which will face excel or perish situation.
 
The trend is gift of the COVID pandemic. Now, most of companies are asking employees to come to office twice in a week. The recent rains have compelled the workers to work from home in Bengaluru. Moonlighting is not a question of morality, it's about efficiency of a professional, explained a start-up founder.
 
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Comments
knsrinivas98
3 weeks ago
Really appreciate the stern message. They are not only indulging in dual employment but stealing away the opportunity from another person! The techies are overpaid, just because of dollar power. Where else can we see a coder earn much more than a life saving doctor or a law enforcing police man. Who is more important to our society?
saharaaj
3 weeks ago
Govt should also come on employees with heavy hands on its employees . Many employees have some business running in their kin name and conduct from Office . better Govt using intelligence weeds out such employees
Meenal Mamdani
3 weeks ago
Moonlighting is what a person does in her/his free time. Whether the person works from home or in the office, once the expected/allotted work is done, the employee should be able to do what she/he wants with the free time.
Some choose to rest and relax, spend time with family/friends. Others may choose to put in 12-14 hrs working, for money or desire to climb the professional ladder.
An employer does not own you 24 hrs, that would be like you are a slave.
Yes, the employer can take action if the employee is sharing the secrets of his work with someone else, say a competitor and that is actionable but barring that I don't see how the employee can be prevented from moonlighting.
barokhoka1956
3 weeks ago
What Mr. Nandan Nilekani and Co. is doing? Teach others before you are taught.
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