“Exploitation!”, fumed my friend.
Three of us were discussing about apartments and their proximity to work. The friend, who is fuming now, was searching for a new apartment. The rest of us were surprised as he moved into this apartment in the recent past.
We: Why are you looking again?
He: I looking for an apartment which is closer to my wife’s workplace.
We: But she works for the big company and has the option of working from home. So shouldn’t you be looking for a place nearer to your work?
He: Working from home! Because of that option, she is working till midnight. This is bad. Exploitation! The organization is exploiting the employees!
I always thought working from home was a boon. I have never been blessed with this. But, for the first time, I heard someone complaining about this. Soon, the inbuilt prejudices sprang it’s head.
We: You sure about the organization? I have two neighbors who vouch for the organization because they have freedom and flexibility to work from home.
He: *puzzled* Hmm.. May be.. In my case…
We: Who is your wife reporting to? Where is the person located? Is he a local?
He: Yes, he is a local.
We: *laughs* There you go!
He: *after a pause* Her manager joined recently. He belonged to a smaller organization before!
We: *laughing louder*
It makes sense now. It is always difficult to work with a new guy, especially when he comes from a small organization.
My advice. Patience till the new guy gets corrupted in the ways of the big organization.
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