Moonlighting In IT Industry: On the one hand, there is a hue and cry about moonlighting. On the other hand, Minister of State for Information Technology Rajiv Chandrashekhar has defended Moonlighting. He said that companies should not try to destroy the dreams of their employees. Rajeev Chandrashekhar said that today’s youth have confidence and a sense of purpose and want to make more money while valuing their own skills. He said that companies who want to humiliate their employees and say that you should not work on your start-up, their failure is sure to be doomed.
At the 9th Annual Forum 2022 of the Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI), Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that any captive model will fade. Employers expect employees to be entrepreneurial while serving them. The same people can apply it for themselves personally. He said that a time would come where there would be a community of project builders who would be able to work on multiple projects at the same time like lawyers or consultants do.
The statement of the government minister has come at a time when software company Wipro has fired 300 of its employees due to moonlighting. Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji said that 300 employees who were working in Wipro in the last few months were found working together in the rival company which is against the values of the company. Due to which he has been fired from his job. Infosys has warned its employees that they may lose their jobs if they do moonlighting.
what is moonlighting
This concept has increased after the increase in the trend of work from home during the corona period. Moonlighting cheating means that along with regular job, keep working in other places secretly. Work from home is going on in many companies in the IT sector. In such a situation, the employees are earning extra by working in a company other than the other.
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