Posted by: lrrp | December 27, 2007

To all Sri Lankan on working late.

PLEASE READ & THINK…….
views on staying late in the office

Dear All,


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 ??-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.. that is why I am working late…
importantly
no bossssssss!!!!!!!!!!!
This is the scene in most research centers 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………
importantly Get
a girl friend or gal friend, take him/her around
town…


* 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!!!


ITS A TYPICAL
SRILANKAN MENTALITY THAT WORKING FOR LONG HOURS MEANS VERY HARD WORKING & 100% COMMITMENT ETC.
PEOPLE WHO REGULARLY SIT LATE IN THE OFFICE
DON’T KNOW TO MANAGE THEIR TIME.

SIMPLE !!!


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