Imagine your company is asking you to go on vacation and paying you extra salary during the time you are away. Employees of the Sydney Morning Herald don’t have to imagine. Rules say all employees of the Australian newspaper must take a 40-day vacation in a year.
The reality in India is starkly different. Taking a vacation is not even an option for many people. There’s too much work to do, or not enough in the bank, or maybe children have to attend school or coaching classes.
Why do Indians forego their leisure so easily? Experts say it might have something to do with the feudal mindset of not wanting to displease the higher ups. At some companies, taking time off from work is almost seen as an affront to the employer.
But this attitude is changing. “While some companies still have policies that discourage employees from taking time off, with more millennials coming into the workforce, this is set to change,” says Devashish Sharma, Chief, Strategic Accounts & Alliances, PeopleStrong.
This article was published on indiatimes.com