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Dear all

This is a suggestion or advice to all the employees who are working. Please do not submit your any original documents to anyone. In January I Joined one xyz company in nagpur. They said they are taking all the educational and other documents for two months till your probation period is completed and as per their policy if you are resigning during your probation period you have to serve only 15 days notice period or pay for 15 days.

The company was very harassing company it was really a worst company, I had very worst experience in that company. So I wanted to resign, I had given my resignation to my CEO, he said you no need to serve 15 days notice period and you have to pay for two month salary. As I was hardly having experience of only one year and even I was not knowing any rules and regulations. So I paid for two months. During that period he mentally harrased me lot. So its my humble request to you all, please don't give your original educational or other documents to any one.

Give them the zerox copy and one more thing before joining any company try to get the details of that company. Other wise you have to work like a slave or victim.

Thanks and Regads,


From India, Pune
This is a very common thing. I've even heard of major MNCs doing this. Holding the employee documents hostage to make the employee serve their notice period.
While the issue seems illegal - the fact is that the employee agree to serve the notice period when they sign the appointment letter.
The issue of harassment is mainly because their no accountability and the issue of inhuman behaviour is in almost every aspect of life in India.
We are responsible for this too - people are NOT doing their jobs well enough, and for the top management being human is a secondary issues - with most of operations in the mercy of inept people there are way too many issues to handle there.
Without proper government intervention we will all continue to live in this for many generations to come.

From India, Gurgaon
Dear Ms. Ritu,
It's poignant to understand the situation now-a-days. Dont you think that you've taken a hazy decision in submitting the originals??
We all are well educated individuals and behave disarrayed in getting a job. Job is important to everyone and if it is something prioritized, one should also learn to face such situations.
On the contrary, We also should understand in the employers perspective as they pour into their efforts to search desired candidate. If such terms are not considered, the deeds on the grounds of leaving/ absconding is seen in organization. We have very well called it a term "ATTRITION".
One and the most important tip to every other survivor:
Serve a proper notice and get relieved. If still exasperation persists you should take immediate steps to battle the employer. Behaving with INSOLENCE IS IGNORANCE.

From India, Visakhapatnam
Hello Ritu, What’s the name of the company...??? I too live in nagpur... Mr. Apurva Singh
From India, Mumbai
I worked for one employer in the 60s in India, who never took my original documents to keep. I have worked in the UK for 6 different organisations between late 1960s and 2008. None of the organisations kept any originals. It's a shame that organisations resort to such tactics in India.
From United Kingdom
Clear copies of all the documents duly notarised as true copies is all that should be required.
Though it may cost a bit more, consider getting colour photocopies if you can.
I do not believe anyone should have the right to take your original documents, and you should never surrender them under any circumstances, due to the difficulty of replacing them should something untoward happen.
If people ask for originals, give them copies and tell them the originals are kept in a locked safe at the bank or your lawyer's office for safekeeping as they are your private and personal property.
People/companies etc can maybe ask to VIEW the original document but that is where it should end.
Whilst I understand that some people have a need to get a job, I would be thinking very seriously whether I wanted to work for such an unethical organisation.

From Australia, Melbourne
Dear Friends
Thanks for giving your valuable suggestion or keeping your points.
This had happened to me because of blind trust, thinking of good career, eager to work in IT company, fresher, lack of knowledge and so on. This is a humble request to all of you please communicate this message to all specially fresher, they are highly enthusiastic they can join any company initially because of gaining experience, they don't know the darker side, exploitation of corporates.
Please pass this information, this can save many people from such exploitation, save the nation.
Apurva mam my email Id is . I would definately like to tell you the company name through email conversation. You can send me text mail or you can provide me your email Id.
Thanks and Regards
Ritu Kadyan

From India, Pune
Dear Nashbramhall That’s true but this happens in India, its still happening. The best thing we can do is to create awareness among the people. Thanks and Regards Ritu Kadyan
From India, Pune
Dear All,
I sometimes surprise by these practices.
This again depends upon the values of the organization. Organizations know this that this is illegal, but the people working there enforce these practices. In recent Bharati-Walmart case CFO and whole legal team is sacked. The issue was there on bribery. Here Walmart knows that giving bribery is illegal in US and even in India, but CFO and whole legal team were responsible by encouraging the practice.
Same thing is here in practices we are discussing. The HR community needs to be more proactive and consul the management that what they are doing is wrong.
Vinod Bidwaik

From India, Pune
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