Despite Covid-19, Ola Forces 6-Day Week For Employees, Mandatory FaceTime For 8 Hrs!

Despite Covid-19, Ola Forces 6-Day Week For Employees, Mandatory FaceTime For 8 Hrs!

It’s almost been a year since the whole world adopted the online mode of working. Research has also shown that WFH has increased the work efficiency and productivity of employees. While some are embracing the freedom that WFH brings with itself, others are exploiting it.

Seems like Ola has taken these employees way too seriously and made a new year resolution to keep its employees on toes. Ola, one of the largest Indian mobility, has come up with stricter working policies for its employees. 

Ola’s Way Of Ensuring The Efficiency Of Its Employees

Some companies like Google have extended WFH for their employees till September and are trying out creative ways to keep up their energy. These companies are introducing the concept of a “flexible workweek” to take care of the physical and mental health of their employees.

On the other hand, Ola has tightened up its rules. The company has made it compulsory to work for 6 days a week and has made facetime compulsory for a fixed number of hours.

The company started its new year by asking employees to report at the office even though COVID-19 guidelines suggest something different. The workers were compelled to keep their facetime camera on for a fixed period that is from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM on the minimum side. 

The company also announced that it will cut the payment in case any employee fails to comply with the rules.

Employees Reaction To Ola’s Strict Policies

Undoubtedly, the employees must not have liked the work culture adopted by their employer. Because they expressed their discontent by exposing this information to Unicorn baba, a Twitter startup world insider.

In response, Unicorn Baba posted a sarcastic tweet about it saying

Job Listing In Ola

Ola was gearing up to hire more employees as soon as the coronavirus cases started declining in India. However, with only 44 openings currently, the job listing of the company has dipped exponentially by 82% since October 2020. 

In the new year, the company is pulling up its sleeves to hire more. Ola ended 2020 with around 3,000 employees including drivers spread across 250 cities.

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