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No work-life balance, good enough is not good: Meet the ideal Zomato employee

When Zomato’s co-founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal posted on skilled networking web site, LinkedIn that the foodtech unicorn is hiring throughout 800 job roles in several classes, it was met with blended reactions. 
While the hiring information amid layoffs is at all times attention-grabbing, the pleasure may dampen when you scroll down and go deeper into the job descriptions (JD). 
For occasion, in the Chief of Staff to CEO job function, the job description caught the consideration of netizens, which learn: “Work life integration- this is a 24X7 job, and the conventional mindset of labor life stability received’t work.” Another job function, that of Growth Manager, requires the staff to be obtainable on festivals and holidays. “Work life integration – We are in the hospitality enterprise, we work when our prospects rejoice; be ready to be switched on throughout our largest festivals and holidays,” the JD learn. 
One of the JDs emphasised that an ideal employee for the function of Product Owner ought to have a excessive emotional quotient in addition to clever quotient. The description additionally revealed that for this function “good enough is not good enough.”
While the hiring half obtained some cheer, netizens had been fast to level out that zomato is selling a poisonous work tradition. One of the customers wrote, “”This is a 24×7 job, and the conventional employee mindset of work-life stability will not work” – are you severe? The actual fact that you simply’re overtly advertising this poisonous JD in your LinkedIn feed footwear precisely what’s flawed along with your firm and why folks should not be making use of there. Treat staff like people and not slaves. Also, earlier than asking staff to have excessive IQ+EQ that is past “good enough”, perhaps the one that wrote this in addition to the one who accredited this want to enhance theirs? Just a suggestion.”
Another person wrote that she declined a proposal from Zomato for the identical purpose. “Declined a proposal from Zomato a few months in the past for the identical poisonous mindset that everybody on this firm shares. The interviewer was consuming whereas taking the interview (skilled ethics) and requested me to obtainable 7 days per week (24*7). This is not producing employment in the nation, this is producing slavery and alluring psychological well being ailments,” she wrote. 
Business Today reached out to the National Stock Exchange-listed firm. The copy shall be up to date with the response.

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