Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Are BPOs safe for women?

Pratibha Srikanth Murthy, an employee of the business process outsourcing arm of Hewlett Packard in Bangalore, was raped and murdered by the driver of the company-commissioned cab she was travelling in on her way to work in the wee hours of Tuesday.

This has sent shivers down the spine of BPO workers and the Indian IT industry.

Women account for about 40 per cent of the 350,000 call centres employees in India. IT sector bodies, politicians and the police have now urged companies to offer better security to BPO workers.

I dont think that women employees in call centres are given adequate security. Ther must be some better ways to ensure better safety of BPO workers.

Should women work night shifts? Or the Bangalore murder is just a one-off incident of crime?
Do comment.
Remember together we can and we will make a difference.

Essay On A Poor Family

Once in a kintergarden, a teacher asks all students to write an essay
on the topic " A Poor Family".One student gets the lowest marks for
writing that essay . The student happens to be the richest girl in the
entire class and her essay goes on as.......
she writes:

Ek baar ek bahut hee gareeb family thi, husband aur wife dono gareeb

they, do bachey they, woh bhi bahut gareeb they!!

ghar ke saare naukar bhi gareeb they,

ghar ka maali, driver, aur guard bhi bahut gareeb they, ghar ke 4
kuttey bhi gareeb they, 2 din sey chicken nahi khaaya tha,

3 mercedeez car thi, unki bahut time se servicing nahi hui thi, ghar

ka A.C bhi theek nahi chalta tha ghar mein 1 saal sey paint nahi hua

tha family ko holiday ke liye foregin country gaye bhi 6 mahiney ho

gaye they,ghar ke 5 mein sey 2 TV to chaltey hee nahi they, all in
all, bahut he gareeb family thi!!