Thursday, December 31, 2015

Year 2015 Roundup

What was 2015 carrying out for me? A few tidbits from the same.

  1. Till February. Part of AllState Insurance in Northbrook IL
  2. March to April. Part of Amex Prod Support in Chennai Syntel.
  3. May. Had a divine pilgrimage to Badrinath, Haridwar and Rishikesh
  4. June to September. Was part of Softura Network.
  5. October. Was part of consulting to IT Sculptors.
  6. November to Current. Contracting with ITBright (subsidiary of Coteng), referred from Hiree.

Friday, December 18, 2015

End of Employment Contract Dispute with a UK based Concern

A UK based employer had initially extended an employment offer in October 2015. However subsequent to this writer's background verification the organization failed to respond to a few clarifications and hence the writer wanted to void the contract. Stung by an ego hurt, the organization filed a case with Chennai High Court alleging facts and fabrications.

Our legal counsel too examined the issue at depth and finally resolved the issue voiding the employment contracts with the employer. A few things to note were:

  • The organization does not have a defined scrum meeting schedule and expects employees to appear for the meeting whenever the CEO is free. Sometimes at 9.30 PM
  • Wage payment delayed. And on questioning it they silently disappeared blocking Whatsapp also.
I am quite curious and am eager to see when such employers would realize the true value of employees instead of treating them as commodities.