I had just joined a new MNC as a Director. It was a bit surprising to see the chilled out attitude of people, everyone shut shop by 5. This is outrageous, it won’t work. I would make sure no one chills at the cost of the company.
It was 8pm and the office was deserted. I walked down the steps, an ominous backdrop silence and the click clank of my boots. Thats when I felt it. The presence of someone, breathing behind my back.
I remember Rita mentioning about spirits which come to life once it gets dark here. What rubbish, I had dismissed the theory. But now, I felt scared. Beads of sweat trickled down my forehead, my pulse was racing. I quickened my pace.
The next second I heard a ear piercing shriek and I ran for my life.
The sprits of Sarah and Bob did a little jig “Oh these toxic managers who work people to death just like Chris did to us. Some action to get them on track and let the others breathe and enjoy life.Isn’t it all about work life balance?”
(This post is inspired by my experiences in Switzerland – one thing that never ceases to amaze me is the way people actually practise work life bale here. Early to work, early to pack up and use lunch time for fitness and other personal enrichment goals. We in India have a lot to learn. Will put up a longer post on the blog soon)