Zomato face backlash for no work-life balance in new vacancies, users call it the 'screw you employee' mindset
Work-life balance has been of primary importance recently. With many employees vocalizing the stress and anxiety they suffer due to their hectic work schedules, the support for companies that encourage and implement employee-friendly work environments is increasing. In recent events, Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal faced severe backlash for posting a job vacancy that requires you to work "24*7".
Amid the layoff from major firms across the globe, Goyal took to LinkedIn to share the availability of 800 positions with Zomato. He wrote, "Hello everyone – we have about 800 positions open across these 5 roles at Zomato. If you happen to know someone really good for any of these roles, please tag them on this thread..." However, LinkedIn users were quick to notice the description for the Chief of Staff to CEO role.
The description stated, "24*7 job where the traditional employee mindset of work-life balance won’t work." Users were infuriated and criticised the expectations of the role.
“Chief of Staff roles can be modern-day slavery at toxic companies. It’s also interesting how he chose to share this JD in this particular environment. A clear 'screw you' to employees," said one user on LinkedIn.
Others shared their experiences with Zomato. "Declined an offer from Zomato couple of months ago for the same toxic mindset that everyone in this company shares. The interviewer was eating while taking the interview (professional ethics) and asked me to be available 7 days a week (24*7). This isn’t generating employment in the country, this is generating slavery and inviting mental health diseases," said one user.