Bangalore: Pradeep R, a techie working for Info Systems Technologies retired from his job while waiting for his HR to take his exit interview.
“I thought I have sufficient time to work at least for two more organizations before I hit my retirement age. But it did not turn out that way,” said Pradeep while speaking to us.
“I knew exit formalities here takes some time. My friends who have left Info Systems before me had warned me about it. But to be frank with you, I had no clue to set up an exit interview with HR can be so cumbersome and lengthy,” he added.
There are Pradeep’s friends who have appeared exit interview couple of years after they left Info Systems. “I could have done so, but the new company I was supposed to join next wanted everything systematic, they wanted me to handover relieving letter on first day of joining. Here HR clearly told me, as per HR policy rule no 5.29, relieving letter cannot be issued without proper exit interview”.
“It’s not that I did not try. But the HR team was busy with series of functions, post annual Rangoli, flower decoration they moved to company anniversary celebration, followed by Holi. Mera resignation time thoda galat time mein ho gaa, aisse lagata hai mujhe”, told Pradeep.
While Pradeep was about to leave after cleaning his cubicle cupboards, a HR intern came running towards him, “Pradeep, this the signed copy of your Non-disclosure agreement between you and Info systems, a copy of which I should have handed you when you joined the company. Never mind, keep a copy of that. Also, this is your 2016 increment letter. Rest of the subsequent increment letters, we will send to your personal id when they are ready. Bye. Good luck!”