Few years back, it was considered for a job seeker to be lucky if they landed with a high paid job offer. It is well known that companies like Lehman Brothers paid salaries which defied the gravity rules and so did many other companies trying to grab the so called “best talent”. At the same time, we attribute the best paid companies with the word “Professional”.
It is a fashion that we call ourselves professional without knowing what does that word mean. In my view, professional is a person who is “heartless”. Someone, who can take decisions without taking into consideration emotions, relations and with a sole motive of bringing better profits to his organization, or himself, is called a professional.
The same company who picks up “talents” at any cost and do not think twice before giving counter offer to the candidates if they get a better offer elsewhere are equally quick in handing over pink slips when it comes to that. This professionalism is not what Indians are ready to accept. Almost every one of us wants the better part of the professionalism of never ending higher pay packages and never ending better offers. The underbelly of pink slips is not what anyone is used to accepting even till this date.
“ The definition of “Profit is the reward for risk bearing” is not applicable to the mind of job seekers. “
The definition of “Profit is the reward for risk bearing” is not applicable to the mind of job seekers. Every employee wants no risk, but the highest profit and highest increase. In reality, each one of us is selling their skills to our employer who in turn pays us every month in return for that skill and the value generation. The day, this skill or value generation is not needed or reduced; every business man has the right to move on with the next option. This is what US and Europe had been facing all long and higher salaries were always related to higher risks. In India, we see higher profits on jobs as part of our right with no compulsion to prove the value for money being paid out.
Unfortunately the laws of business would prevail here too and we will see a lot of pink slips for those individuals who cannot prove their value in their organizations. It is not a bad time, but time for value check.
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