Dr. Jogeshwar Mahanta
Handwriting Analysis, Employee Relations,
Project Management, Client Engagement, Revenue
Hr Systems Adviser
the topic you gave for discussion is an behavioural issue. Employees today in India are almost exploited by their companies.
Indians are highly flexible and the companies (MNC's) penetrate India only due to this reason. Since the employees like working in long hours due to high pay, the employers also exploit them.
But in the case of U.S. they have advanced labor laws which is not present now in India.
May be some other person in the forum can give a detailed information on this
just a view guys,,,
Going through the heading and the posts I think attitudes are being expressed and not the assessment of the situations. By the expression "DO YOU THINK" in the heading virtually attitudes are invited and not the assessments.
Unless exploitation is defined and parameters are fixed, mere attitudes lead nowhere. The central theme of Das Capital of Karl Marx is exploitation only. His deinition is that the extent of exploitation is directly proportional to the rate of surplus value? Do you agree?
Otherwise, jisko jis bakat mauka mila usne us bakat dusreko chuna lagaya. Right?
Let us count what we are losing
- 1. We work for 48 hours a week [officially, let us not count more at this point]
2. We are paid in Rupees [Hey the americans get in dollars, some 46 times more than us]
3. The pay-package (even in real terms) is much lesser as compared to USA
Let us count what we are gaining
- 1. We get job security [americans can get pink slip any weekend as the labour laws on this angle is quite lenient their]
2. We are on payroll [most of the americans are actually (on paper) working consultant, so doesn't even get the pink slip]
You can add to the list and giving proper weightages can work out which is more beneficial...
As for specific exploitation [out of the purview of law] I think it works out to be same all over the world.
As is weighting system is more of subjective nature, I would suggest that everyone work out, his own weights for all the points. [Add to the points given] and weigh whether we are being shortchanged..
First of all let thre be concensus on the above.
- If we are discussing about the Labour Laws of the countries, [From the topic, obviously we are not discussing that] more or less the labour laws are equal in both the countries
If it is of human nature [exploitation be companies / employees] than, I believe that there is exploitation every where (if working long hours for your company means exploitation to you) (it certainly is not for me, not as of yet) And it of more of a subjective matter, as I like to work harder so that my company grows, somebody else might not. Somebody might be ready to take late salaries, if the cash condition of the company is not good, somebody will call it exploitation. Further, we can find it all around the globe. If somebody has access to any research work that employers around some part of the world exploit less than others, then I would request him to post the research paper on the board/give link to so that we all can be benefitted
I think some portion of Indian HR Employees are exploited by Corporations (especially at the start of career) .. I would just like to let you know my experiences working with some companies .. :)
1. I am working for more than 48 hours a week on an average .. No incentives / overtime for extra work
2. My Sundays and Weekdays are not off, if required by the Organization. And that 'if' comes quite frequently ..
Just sharing my Opinion, I would like to have a Good and justifiable Compensation rather than job Security .. and there are my friends who really share my concept. Hopefully If I am Competent and Accountable, no employer would like the idea to leave me .. :D