When asked to return to work, over 800 WhiteHat Jr employees resign: Report
According to a report in Inc42, more than 800 full-time employees of WhiteHat Jr, a platform for learning coding, have resigned in the last two months after being asked to return to work. According to the report, these employees voluntarily resigned because they did not want to return to work. Byju’s purchased WhiteHat Jr in 2020.
WhiteHat Jr sent emails to its employees on March 18 asking them to return to the company’s offices in Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Gurugram within a month, according to Inc42. Instead of following office procedure, en masse resignations occurred, according to the report.
According to a few employees who spoke with Inc42, it’s a cost-cutting exercise, and more resignations are expected.
They also stated that things had changed following Byju’s acquisition and WhiteHat Jr founder Karan Bajaj’s departure. Employees told Inc42 that things were running smoothly until Mr Bajaj took over. In August 2021, he left the company, a year after Byju’s purchased it for $300 million.” As part of our back-to-work drive, most of our Sales and Support employees have been asked to report to Gurgaon and Mumbai offices from April 18,” the company said in a statement. Medical and personal emergencies have been accommodated, and relocation assistance has been provided as needed. Our teachers will work from home in the future.”
In other news from the tech world, Apple employees are protesting the company’s directive to work from home three days a week. According to an article published in The Verge, due to Apple CEO Tim Cook’s push to get employees back into the office, Ian Goodfellow, the director of machine learning, resigned earlier this month.
Fortune published the results of a survey conducted between April 13 and April 19 this year, which revealed that 76% of employees polled were dissatisfied with the company’s return-to-work policy.
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