Mumbai: Are you a compulsive e-shopper? Do you search e-tailers during work hours for deals and discounts? Beware now, since a new HR policy has been rolled out by major companies in India to file an FIR against employees found shopping online.
A newly joined employee at the Microsoft, who was shopping on Amazon during office hours to avoid Monday blues, had no clue that the HR team shall launch an FIR against him for violating the company policy. Employee was in a state of shock and now admitted at the Breach Candy hospital whereas the HR was unavailable for any comment.
Faking News spoke to other HRs and Ranbir Kapoor, HR Head Toyota said, “In fact, citing excessive craze of online shopping, several organizations have decided to restrict access to e-commerce websites for their employees. Venturing out for online shopping due to easy internet access hampers productivity at workplace”.
As per our faking news analysis, major online shopping is done during office hours between 11am to 4 pm. Around 75% deliveries happens at office address and employees leave important meetings inbetween just to receive their orders.
“We don’t allow internet access for amusement during work hours, be it for social networking or e-shopping. Office hours should be strictly used for official work. Personal work at office is an official theft, since ‘Time is money’. Hence, these websites are blocked by a firewall and Internet or TV access is allowed to only those employees whose work profile demands it or those who lead the department”, said an HR Manager at Accenture.
“I usually do window shopping online as a warm up before starting work at office for new trends and style,” said Katrina Kaif, employed at the Coca-Cola Company.
Speaking to faking news, SBI Banker Geeta said, “We have strict policies, we do not get internet access in our office, so we take frequent meal breaks at office to do our personal chores and shopping”.
Amazon, Homeshop 18 and major online and home shopping channels have disparaged this moved but employees with easy access to the internet through smartphones and shopping apps will surely find a way-out though.