My friend Thiyagarajan had an interesting thing to share with me that happened in his company. For the sake of this post I am calling this person John. John had joined this Multi National Company (MNC) that my friend was working, as a software engineer with a lucrative pay. Large IT corporations in India recruit people in mass for the growing demand and for the cheap labor cost. Being an MNC and having thousands of employees in single location it is very difficult to neither know each and everyone nor monitor everyone. It is difficult to keep people occupied every day through out the year as a lot of people are recruited to meet resource demands of projects in pipeline. After six months John quits the company and joins somewhere else. Except for few, the organization does not know that John had made use of the advantage of MNC’s huge crowd and the difficulty to keep each and everyone occupied the whole day. It seems John was planning to construct a house and wanted to be in the construction site every day and monitor the progress. So he joined this MNC, went to the construction site everyday, monitored the work, came to office in the noon and left again in the evening early. Once the house was complete, John quit the MNC and joined somewhere else.
On one hand it looks like John made use of the MNC but on the other hand think about the attitude that John had. A person having an attitude like John is more interested in personal gain even during work and is not bothered about his career or the company he/she is working in. Maybe John can survive by doing such acts and survive on a shorter run but does not understand what this could impact him in the long run. A person such as John will lose out the value in the longer run and it will be difficult to be competent on the job and also difficult to get a job. It will be easy for an MNC to shortlist people who are not productive to the company and send them home one day. And a person like John could be the first in the list. Ultimately it is easy to understand who the loser is.