Several IT Companies in Bengaluru are being called out for asking people to report to the office despite the floods.
India’s Silicon city has been witnessing steady rainfall and several areas are now facing a flood-like situation. Outer Ring Road was submerged in water and Bellandur lake has overflown near the outlet. Unexpected visuals are going viral on social media.
Visuals of IT firms’ employees, those working at startups, and trying to get to their offices on tractors have left the netizens shocked. Amid the worsening condition, several firms in the region are being called out for asking people to report to the office despite the floods.
Reporting office amid rains
“Bangalore may have this temporary rain problem, but if your employer is asking you to still show up at the office in this shit rains. Then you have a permanent employer problem,” wrote a Linkedin user.
Replying to the post, another user wrote, “You said shit rains? Bosses in Mumbai don’t spare you even if it’s flooded. I needed to hear your post some years back ;)”
“Only a handful of companies are allowing work-from-home now. Most want you to come to Bangalore. WFH can only be a soft commitment and not everyone can travel 2/3 days a week to Bengaluru. Unfortunately, Public transport here doesn’t allow us to do so,” wrote a Twitter user.
Only handful companies are allowing work from home/hybrid models now. Most want you to come to Bangalore. WFH can only be a soft commitment and not everyone can travel 2/3 days a week to Bengaluru. Unfortunately Public transport here doesnt allow us to do so
— SiliconValley (@BlrMysSiliconV) September 6, 2022
My company asked us to WFH until the next announcement to stay safe from Bengaluru floods. We had hybrid working, only 2 days to office in Manyata. Wondering why companies on ORR asking people to commute to office? Or is it people who’re part of the drama?
— Indresh🦁#SimbaRajya (@narayaindi) September 6, 2022