>>All my team members please read this mail.
>>Narayan Murthy's views on staying late in the office
>> It's half past 8 in the office
>> but the lights are still on...
>> PCs still running,
>> coffee machines still buzzing...
>> and who's at work?
>> Most of them??? Take a closer look...
>> All or most specimens are 20-something male species of the human race...
>> Look closer... again all or most of them are bachelors...
>> and why are they sitting late? Working hard? No way!!!
>> Any guesses???
>> Let's ask one of them...
>> Here's what he says... "What's there 2 do after going home... here
>> we get to surf, AC, phone, food, coffee.. thats is why I am working late...
>> importantly no bossssssss!!!!!!!!!!!
>> This is the scene in most research centres and software companies
>> and other off-shore offices.
>> Bachelors "time-passing" during late hours in the office just bcoz
>> they say they've nothing else to do...
>> Now what r the consequences... read on...
>> "Working"(for the record only) late hours soon becomes part of the
>> institute or company culture.
>> With bosses more than eager to provide support to those "working"
>> late in the form of taxi vouchers, food vouchers and of course good
>> feedback,(oh, he's a hard worker... goes home only to
>> change..!!).They aren't helping things too... To hell with bosses
>> who don't understand the difference between "sitting" late and "working" late!!!
>> Very soon, the boss start expecting all employees to put in extra
>> working hours.
>> So, My dear Bachelors let me tell you, life changes when u get
>> married and start having a family... office is no longer a priority,
>> family is... and that's when the problem starts... becoz u start
>> having commitments at home too.
>> For your boss, the earlier "hardworking" guy suddenly seems to
>> become a "early leaver" even if u leave an hour after regulartime...
>> after doing the same amount of work.
>> People leaving on time after doing their tasks for the day are
>> labeled as work-shirkers...
>> Girls who thankfully always (its changing nowadays... though) leave
>> on time are labeled as "not up to it". All the while, the bachelors
>> pat their own backs and carry on "working" not realizing that they r
>> spoiling the work culture at their own place and never realize that
>> they wuld have to regret at one point of time.
>> *So what's the moral of the story?? *
>> * Very clear, LEAVE ON TIME!!!
>> * Never put in extra time " *unless really needed *"
>> * Don't stay back un-necessarily and spoil your company work culture
>> which will in turn cause inconvenience to you and your colleagues.
>> There are hundred other things to do in the evening..
>> Learn music...
>> Learn a foreign language...
>> try a sport... TT, cricket.........
>> * And for heaven's sake net cafe rates have dropped to an all-time
>> low (plus, no fire-walls) and try cooking for a change.
>> Take a tip from the Smirnoff ad: *"Life's calling, where are you??"*
>> Please pass on this message to all those colleagues And please do it
>> before leaving time, don't stay back till midnight to forward this!!!