CEO Shares Text Messages From Candidate Dropping Out On Day Of Joining, Ashneer Grover Reacts

EaseMyTrip co-founder took to Twitter to share a screenshot from what seems like a WhatsApp conversation wherein a candidate informs him that he has decided to drop out, on the day of their joining.

CEO Shares Text Messages

EaseMyTrip co-founder Prashant Pitti has called out a candidate who decided to drop out on the day of joining. The candidate had gotten a better job offer from another company and chose to go for that instead.


Pitti shared a screenshot of his text chat with the candidate on Twitter. “Someone pls solve this hiring issue This is hugely prevalent & ends up wasting so much time & resource. Once a candidate accepts offer-letter, companies wait for months & rejects all other potential candidates But candidate decides on very last day, that they won’t be joining,” Pitti wrote on Twitter.

The candidate wrote, “Though I was very motivated to be there, but incidentally I met a CEO of House of D2C brand who was building something similar and seeking a lead.” Mr Pitti replied with, “Are you kidding me? Sharing this on the day you were supposed to join?”

Netizens debate

The screenshot left netizens in debates that included firing and laying off employees by employers. Some Twitter users pointed out “Employers kick out employees when they r not needed, they can also do the same …. In a capitalism world both r right…”.


Shark Tank India’s fame Ashneer Grover also reacted to the same and said that ‘there is no value of contract in India. ”

“In India there is no value of contract – neither would you go after someone nor would they as legal system is broken and expensive. So in India it’s – ek haath le doosre haath de. Best to tone down your expectation that you employ daily wagers in guise of salaried folk,” Grover said

To this Pitti replied, “Many people falsely equating this to, employers firing people. Firing and quitting happens all the time Real equalizer would be, if employers also start to offer-letter and then on joining-date say NO to candidate, as they found better employee! Would this be acceptable? Big NO.”