Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji said that the company has found 300 employees working with the rival organization and has taken action against them and fired them from the company. He said that he stood by his comments regarding moonlighting.
Wipro has found 300 employees working with the rival organization.
Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji said on Wednesday that the company has found 300 employees working with the rival organization and has taken action against them and fired them from the company. He said he stood by his comments regarding Moonlighting and that it was a complete breach of allegiance to the company. When an employee does some other work in addition to his regular job, it is technically called moonlighting.
Action for breach of loyalty towards the company: Premji
Premji told the All India Management Association (AIMA) national conference that the reality is that today there are people who are working for the rival company along with Wipro. He said that we have actually traced 300 such employees in the last few months, who are really doing this. Asked about the action taken against such employees working for the company as well as the rival organization, he said separately during the event that he has been fired for breach of integrity towards the company.
Premji said that the definition of moonlighting is to do other work secretly. Under transparency, individuals can have a frank and open conversation about working on a project over the weekend. Regarding employees working in secret for competing companies, he said that there is no scope for anyone to work with Wipro as well as with its rival organization. Significantly, a new debate has started in the industry after Wipro Chairman’s recent remarks on Moonlighting.
This is simply and simply cheating: Premji
On this issue, Premji said on Twitter that a lot of things are coming out about employees doing moonlighting in information technology companies. He said that this is a straight and simple hoax. Apart from this, information technology (IT) company Infosys has warned of disciplinary action to the employees working in the company along with other jobs. Infosys has said in a message to the employees that working or moonlighting is not allowed in two places. The company said that any breach of contract will be subject to disciplinary action and may even result in termination.
At the same time, major technology company IBM has also called moonlighting unethical. IBM’s Managing Director (India and South Asia) Sandeep Patel said at an event last week that employees can do whatever they want during their rest time, but moonlighting is not ethical.
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