Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Corporate Culture: A Workplace or a Dirty Place?

Most of us today work in the corporate world. Finding jobs today is one of the most difficult tasks ever; forget about jobs in the Government. thus, most of us end up taking corporate jobs, those so-called highly paying jobs and become a part of the ever growing corporate culture! Where once corporate life was considered as the best one, has it remained the same today? Not everywhere!

I have been observing a lot lately the the corporate world is becoming a dirty place, especially for female employees, although not everywhere! A few days before, I was alone at home and the best timepass I could do to keep myself from boredom is to watch TV. And then I switched on to Sony Entertainment Television, the one that airs the classic and one of the best ever crime show Crime Patrol. And there was this episode going on of sexual abuse in the corporate world where a CEO of a company who was named Harish Puri sexually and mentally harasses his newly joined female employee on the pretext of giving her promotion and a good salary with a responsible position in the organisation. Crime Patrol is one show that airs all the real stories and yes, this has been the case with many such young female employees in the country.

And when I recollect the days when I was interning (not mentioning the name of the organisation), I made some handful of male friends just to make contacts in the media world. And each one of them offered to help me and my friend in finding a worthy job followed by that simply irritating common question :Aur milne kab aa rahi hai? (When are you coming to meet me?) I can recollect how frustrated I use to feel every time I heard this question being put up! I mean, today, no damn corporate person is ready to serve you or do good for you without asking for favors. And I do not need to mention what favors are women employees asked for by male counterparts or managers and bosses.

Even today, when I walk past my office, roam around in my corporate business park, I can feel eyes rolling up and down and people watching and checking out female employees. Guys, get a life! The corporate world is meant for working, earning a good amount of salary and developing your personality in the process. You do not come to office everyday merely to stare at girls and women, pass comments and follow them, ask for their information from others and stuff! For all the cheap and desperate guys who do this: A girl mostly ignores what you do because she is focused on her career and doesn't want to indulge into unwanted matters. But when she doesn't speak out, it does not mean that she can't! She can handle such perverts very well, so next time before
you stare and pass comments on female employees, think twice!