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Hi All,
Is making a call to a female employee in the night is wrong especially if she has missed one of her deliverable and Why? How it should be handle in a proper way to avoid such situation in future?
Please provide your valuable suggestions in this regard.

Hello,
Just why the company cannot handle performance related issues (deliverables, as you call it) during normal working hours?
Yes, it is WRONG to call female or even other employees during night (non office hours) for work and performance related matters UNLESS the issues are such that if not handled at the very moment, the skies may fall down or the organization may be put to specific irreparable loss in terms revenues, opportunities or credibility.
Let us keep the two zones (personal and professional) as separate as possible to respect someone's privacy and the dignity of the organization.
Regards
samvedan
July 15, 2012

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Yes, I do agree with Samvedan. It is certainly wrong to call any employee once he/she has left office. Yet many do it! Overtime in any form is bad for the society. :-)
Dear Samvedan,
Very good reply. 100% agree with you.
DVD
Hello,
Just why the company cannot handle performance related issues (deliverables, as you call it) during normal working hours?
Yes, it is WRONG to call female or even other employees during night (non office hours) for work and performance related matters UNLESS the issues are such that if not handled at the very moment, the skies may fall down or the organization may be put to specific irreparable loss in terms revenues, opportunities or credibility.
Let us keep the two zones (personal and professional) as separate as possible to respect someone's privacy and the dignity of the organization.
Regards
samvedan
July 15, 2012[/COLOR][/I][/FONT]
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Dear Mr.Samvedan, Rightly elaborated the issue,I appreciate your feeling and thinking Mangesh Wakodkar
Thanks all for your feedback esp. to Mr. Samvedan. However, many a times it happened that the employee is unable to send the deliverable's on time and perform his/her duties within the stipulated time period. How should we handle such matter to avoid such situations and address such concern.
We all know that this has been practiced in many organisation and unable to raise such issues in management. Kindly advise.

Hello Pravin,
It does not look good to call any female employee or any other office staff to call at night. Because after office no body should be disturbed as they have their own personal life. Professional and private lives are different. Myself being a female employee, I also don't like if anybody calls me at night. Office issues should be solved during working hours only unless and until it is very urgent and should be dealt immediately.
Regards
Simone Joshi

I agree that it's the onus of the management to try and ensure that the professional and personal are well segregated. HOwever, it's a two way roadf. Part of the responsibilities lie in the hands of the employees as well. So I don't see a reason why an employee should not be called at night, be it male or female, when he/she fails to deliver its responsibilities during the working hours.
Having said that I would maintain that calling employees after the shift hours should not be made a practice and must be done during urgent situations only.
The best way to speak to a female employee at night time would be by keeping the call to the point and by meaning business. Stick to thepoint and keep the call precise. I would suggest to apologise for disturbing during unsocial hours.

Dear members

It is always to be avoided to call a female employee at night even in connection with office work. However, when some one, whether male or female, agrees to undertake a key responsible position characterized by time-bound deliverable services in an organization, it is an implied obligation on the part of such employee to make himself or herself available to respond to the demands of an organization because the responsibilities and business contigencies,urgencies and expediencies which may surface without prior notice in a competitive business environment, do not distinguish between a male and female. After all, the organization pays him/her the package negotiated by him/her for fulfilling such obligations. I am afraid whether such situations can be entirely be avoided with modern globalised business environment with pan world business commitments. Then the question is how to handle such situations when it is imperative to call a feamle employee at night. Iam not talking of an ideal situation(which is not to call afeamle employee at night) but a practical situation.

B.Saikumar

HR & Labour law Advsior

Mumbai

I wonder why this question is repeated after the excellent advice by Samvedan.
So, let me raise some questions to get the situation clarified before replying.
Why can't the organisation question the worker before she or he goes home?
What is the nature of the call? For example, is it to find out where a certain file is or when will the work be completed to answer some customer query? It's possible that sometimes, in the global operations, the customer is on the opposite side of the world, and in order to answer the query one may have to be disturbed.
As the scenario is not clear or complete, it's difficult to give a concrete reply. One suggestion, to avoid being called in the night, is for the worker to leave a clear log on her/his table indicating when the work is likely to be finished and why the delay in meeting the deadline.


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