[AI] IT sector starts shedding its differently abled resources.

renuka warriar erenuka at gmail.com
Mon Mar 31 22:13:34 EDT 2008


congratulations Primal.  You proved yourself and  successes.

Renuka
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "parimala shinde" <parimalashinde at yahoo.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 10:54 AM
Subject: Re: [AI] IT sector starts shedding its differently abled resources.


> Hay list!!!
>
>  Sorry for the late reply
>
>  It feels great to be writing to the list after a long long time.
>
>  I remember posting my greeviences about the same on to the list a year 
> back, where I briefly explained the kind of discrimination 1 of my hearing 
> impaired friend and myself went through.
>
>  Let me share the good news with all of you.
>
>  Our performances have bin recognized, and we have bin converted to fixed 
> term hires from short service providers.
>
>  And with the passage of time, we would even be converted to regular 
> employees.
>
>  So, there is no need to worry about the job security for the differently 
> abled IBMers if the performence is good enough.
>
>    I also remember writing to the list about the hostile manager who 
> pledged to destroy my career at IBM.
>
>  I am thrilled to declare that my life at IBM is quite safe as the lady is 
> moved out of my team, and my new manager is completely confident about my 
> capabilities.
>
>  Hope to hear some good news from all of us in trubble at work.>
>  Thanks and regards
>  Parimala
>>
>> Hope the list members recollect an issue I had raised about six months 
>> back - about the so-called new employers of the differently abled, the IT 
>> & ITES companies, keeping the disabled resources on long periods of 
>> contract, without confirming them.
>>
>> The ensuing discussion had centred on the benefits of the contract system 
>> and how it was really progressive. The issue was swept under the carpet 
>> unlike other "serious" issues like discrimination by airlines against the 
>> visually challenged, the mistakes in grammar in the list postings, etc.
>>
>> Now that the IT sector has started feeling the heat of the Rupee 
>> appreciation and the US economic melt-down, the poor disabled resources 
>> have started getting contract termination notices. Funnily, a 
>> multinational behemoth which describes itself as an equal opportunity 
>> employer and draws lot of media publicity from this is one of the first 
>> to initiate action that might impact some of our own list members.
>>
>> There is little that we can do but sit and watch as the most important 
>> social security mechanism available to the Indian blind, a steady job, is 
>> kicked out from their grasp thanks to biased corporate policies. While 
>> appreciating the fact that job mobility is the in-thing in a globalised 
>> existence, let us not forget that the disadvantaged in India, like us 
>> disabled, do not have an elaborate social security mechanism to fall back 
>> on in such circumstances.
>>
>> Finally, when all the hype dies down, the only recourse to the disabled 
>> who are not from well-heeled families may still be government jobs and / 
>> or traditional sectors like teaching, vocational trades and 
>> self-employment.
>>
>> Rgds
>>
>> RS
>> M: 98 472 76 126
>>
>>
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