(I had intended to write this post sarcastically, a bit like my web freedom survey. But sarcasm’s confusing to read. So I’ll just be straight and mild.)
If you’re a well-paid professional in an Indian IT services firm, your freedom is limited.
(This holds if you’re a student, too.)
- You clock-in and clock-out.
- You’re searched on your way in and out.
- You need your boss’s permission to leave.
- You work on what you’ve been told to work on.
- You cannot be trusted to freely access the Internet.
The last bit worries me the most. Perhaps because in all the other cases, there are humans I can put to shame or fight, face-to-face. Or because I am a Net addict. Don’t know why.
Anyway, here’s the result of my survey (after de-duplicating and eliminating results where the company or geography was not clear).
Some day, I will follow-this up with a post on “Surviving in Prison”, detailing out my experiences with the system, and beating it.