IBM MD discourages Moonlighting among their employees!

IBM MD against Moonlighting
IBM MD against Moonlighting

In recent times, major IT firms like TCS, Wipro, Infosys have come out strongly against Moonlighting. Which roughly means while working at one firm, working on the side as a freelancer or part-time employee. IT firms have even fired some of the employees in huge numbers and strongly send notes in harsh words to others who have been found moonlighting. IBM MD Sandip Patel wrote to his employees, a note discouraging moonlighting and also asking small business runners among the employees to not let their business duties interfere into their work hours at the company.

IBM MD Sandip Patel in his note to employees wrote, “At IBM, our stance has always been clear. We encourage every IBMer to bring their whole selves to work. Your passion – be it for art, dance, or music is celebrated here, and in that spirit, we’d love to see you pursue your interests. However, if you advance a personal interest, whether directly or indirectly, at the expense of IBM’s interests, it is treated as a serious conflict of interest and a violation of trust. IBM’s policy is also fundamentally important to the trust our clients place in IBM when they entrust us with the transformation, access, and management of critical commercial assets, including their data and systems.”

Well, IBM has always been strict in their policies and with the new message, they seem to have reassured their clients about keeping their results as the top priority. They have also softly and firmly warned their employees about dual jobs and reduction in productivity. Post Covid-19 pandemic, world has been going through rebuilding process, financial and economical wise, hence some strict measures seem to be inevitable.

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