Dinesh Divekar
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Hi all, I am working in an IT company for almost 2.5 years. I went in medical leave for two months(reason as jaundice- produced medical certificate for this) after which I joined the company back, and now after one week I have submitted my resignation stating my reason for resignation as health problems. I wanted to get relieved from my company as soon as possible since I want to go for coaching to prepare for govt exams. Inspite Of stating my resignation reason as health problems, my manager is telling I have to work for two months notice period and he is giving me new works to do. Since I am fed up with IT field and it's work pressure, I have decided not to come back to IT field and have lost motive to work.
I clearly told my manager that I am not able to work because of my health reasons(tiredness n drowsiness n gave an addition problem as haemmorhoid which I m really having because of traveling for 3 hours everyday for past 8 years and lots of physical work) and stress (which I m really feeling a lot and sometimes I m anxious n my hand is shivering when I even feel a little stress). I even told him that I am willing to do even any testing work or something which requires comparatively less effort. But he is pushing me that u have been assigned to this project for doing development work only and you have to finish it. I am totally lost and also its been 6 months since I have done coding and also now that I have resigned i lost my motive to work also.
I need your valuable suggestions on how to tackle this issue.

Dear Ignitedmind,

Your post needs to be analysed thoroughly. While doing analysis, incisiveness is unintended. Following are my comments:

Hi all, I am working in an IT company for almost 2.5 years. I went in medical leave for two months(reason as jaundice- produced medical certificate for this) after which I joined the company back, and now after one week I have submitted my resignation stating my reason for resignation as health problems. I wanted to get relieved from my company as soon as possible since I want to go for coaching to prepare for govt exams. Inspite Of stating my resignation reason as health problems, my manager is telling I have to work for two months notice period and he is giving me new works to do. Since I am fed up with IT field and it's work pressure, I have decided not to come back to IT field and have lost motive to work.

Comments: - Your manager is not wrong when he says to fulfil conditions of your appointment letter. If you wanted to avoid the notice period, you could have resigned during your 2-month long absence caused because of your sickness. Managers need to use available manpower optimally. Please remember when you were absent, he must have assigned your work to someone else thereby increasing other's workload. He cannot go on sharing your workload to others even when you are present at the workplace.

Secondly, it is easy for you to say that you have lost motive for the work. Nevertheless, Manager's motive to assign work to his subordinates is not lost. Therefore, what you need is to show patience for two more months, take rest to become medically fit, and then pursue your career in government or any other job.


I clearly told my manager that I am not able to work because of my health reasons(tiredness n drowsiness n gave an addition problem as haemmorhoid which I m really having because of traveling for 3 hours everyday for past 8 years and lots of physical work) and stress (which I m really feeling a lot and sometimes I m anxious n my hand is shivering when I even feel a little stress).

Comments: - When you suffered due to disease like jaundice, you could have been thoughtful on rejoining. You could have taken little more rest. Secondly, spending three hours for commuting to workplace, to and fro, was your conscious decision. You should have shown foresight and thought what if I fall sick and in post-sickness period will I be able to commute? Please do not hold responsible your company in general and your Manager in particular for the trauma that you are going through.

I even told him that I am willing to do even any testing work or something which requires comparatively less effort. But he is pushing me that u have been assigned to this project for doing development work only and you have to finish it. I am totally lost and also its been 6 months since I have done coding and also now that I have resigned i lost my motive to work also.

Comments: - If you have been selected as software developer, you will be assigned work according to your designation. There has to be vacancy in Testing Department to accommodate you. Manager's job is not to rotate manpower as per the whims of the subordinates. Please remember for the eight long years this very career as software developer provided bread and butter to you. Rather than aspiring for the higher positions in this field, now you deem it fit to change the track of your career. It is your personal call. Secondly, overall government jobs are cushy. However, private sector works with lean manpower and they cannot be as much liberal as government officers in accommodating concerns of the employee who is back after sickness. Lastly, please ponder over your growth in the last eight years and ask yourself whether you would have done the same growth in some government job.

Final Comments: - My comments may sound uncharitable. Nevertheless, I have analysed the case dispassionately. Senior members of this forum are expected to be neutral and cannot get carried away by maudlinness of the junior members. At this stage, somehow complete your two month notice period and then resign from the job. Partially your problem is that you have joined duties even though you were medically unfit and partially because of sudden loss of love for the IT industry. Lastly, do not ever think of absconding from the job as it would tantamount to throwing baby out with the bath water!

Thanks,

Dinesh Divekar


Dear Dineshji,
Your comments/reasons reg. Resigning & running out during Notice Period is very fitting both to the Co. & similar employees who want to desert the post for some reason or other forgetting/ disregarding about the benefit he got from the Co. earlier. It should be an eye-opener to many such employees who suddenly chose to quit without complying/ respecting the T&C of his appointment.
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Mr Dinesh has nicely and objectively analysed the whole issue thread bare.
His advice is appropriate and the best possible in the circumstances of the case.
Work for two months notice period and then quit.

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