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Old 16th March 2009, 13:43   #241
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A rediff article: How Infosys is cutting costs

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No loo breaks?

We don't know how true this one is, but staffers are apparently not encouraged to stay on beyond 7 pm to complete project deadlines. So they won't be allowed to take a toilet break after 7 pm!

To help them in this process, there will be no drinking water available after 4.30 pm. It has also pasted advisories next to the elevators 'encouraging' employees to take the stairs 'for better health.'
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No hike for us this year, was announced just today (iGATE)
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We have been asked to keep just one of Blackberry/Mobile/Broadband/ Data Card.

Small price to pay I say!
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We have been asked to keep just one of Blackberry/Mobile/Broadband/ Data Card.
It was overdone initially.

Blackberry + mobile + Broadband + Datacard?? Wow. People need to have a work life balance.
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We have been asked to keep just one of Blackberry/Mobile/Broadband/ Data Card.

Small price to pay I say!
do u work in steria (erstwhile xansa) by any chance?
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No increments in my company too this year. Its a midsize product company. Small layoffs in other US and Europe but no layoffs in india for now.
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Work life balance in a recession?

Either you have work, or you have a life.
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I have just had a 15% pay cut. The future is bleak. Speaking to ex bosses and all the people I have ever interacted in my life.
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Dont worry buddy.
Me too in the same situation.
Had a 40% cut.
I am also from the same field as yours.

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I have just had a 15% pay cut. The future is bleak. Speaking to ex bosses and all the people I have ever interacted in my life.
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Dont worry buddy.
Me too in the same situation.
Had a 40% cut.
I am also from the same field as yours.
Field as in HR/Admin? Or you were referring to filed as sailing in the same boat?
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Jos A Bank store in Illinois has launched a 'Risk Free Suit'. The store promises to refund the price of a suit if the purchaser loses his job.

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I agree spitfire,what US have now if this continues we will have this soon.Such a waste of money and that too at the cost of human efficiency.Bad time never knocks door,it just rush in from anywhere.
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Work life balance in a recession?

Either you have work, or you have a life.
Bad humour..

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Getting retrenched next week -- on 27th June -- Gudi Padwa day. Will be paid(hopefully) for 2 months of salary for the notice period shortfall. Am starting a job hunt for a PM position in all possible cities -- Pune, Mumbai,Hyderabad, Bangalore, Noida, Gurgaon, Ahmedabad. Do PM me if you have anyone in your organizations looking for a 10+yr experienced IT PM.

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KP, Check your PM. Hope something works out.
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