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Ashwini Malviya
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Joined: Apr 07, 2013
Posts: 1
Hi guyz,
I need your help about leaving [company] in the bond period.
I joined this company as a fresher in July 2012 (they took 1.5 years to give joining date since the day when I was placed).
They gave me training on Java Technology but put me on the Testing project after 1.5 months of bench time. They didn't consider the performance in the training before assigning the projects and hence undeserving one's get into the R&D projects.
In my testing team, there was 4 people including me. They were: My college friend (lets call him CF), Team lead (lets call her GF), onsite-coordinator (lets call him BF) and me. GF and BF were in relationship.
When the work started, right from the first day BF started to frustrate me, not because of my work but he is a psycho. Yes, I am very clear to my words that HE IS A PSYCHO. Before me and my college friend, there were 3 resources who were so frustrated because of him, they changed their team (all these people received the awards after changing the team) and one of them left the company because of him but the managers were so impotent that they didn't do anything against BF.
I survived in that project for 4 months. By survive I mean, BF usually yells at me and CF (not related to work but randomly), his every phone-call lasts for 3-4 hours (because of this we usually had to stretch and we were doing swipes of atleast 11 hours a day unnecessarily). First he talks to his girlfriend GF for around 1-1.5 hours (talking only about their relationship) and then when my team lead's (GF's) 9 hours are completed she used to give me the phone-call and leave (they never discussed about work, and as a team lead she was supposed to talk to him about work and we were not supposed to talk to him always), and then BF starts to talk about little work (because he usually yells at both me and my friend CF without any reason). My Team lead GF always forward her work to me and CF. Including our own work we had to do her's too. We tolerate this for 4 months, I told this thing to my reporting manager but he was not willing to take any action, then I escalated the matter to my senior manager. My Senior Manager was so flattened by him that he told me that he will not take any action against him but rather against me and CF. I was outcasted because I could not speak Marathi. Hence, managers didn't do anything for me.
I wasted 8 months of my life at [company] and degraded myself in every aspect (respect, financially, enjoyment etc.). I could not help myself there because the management was beyond hopeless. I also raised issue this to the HRs but nothings done.
Then I decided that I cannot ruin myself anymore and I left (absconded) the company 2 weeks ago.
Now I am concerned about what legal actions my company can take against me?
It was the bond of 2 years of Rs.1 Lac.
Deepak Bala
Bartender

Joined: Feb 24, 2006
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It depends on what is on the agreement and how it will hold up in a court of law. A legal advisor would be in a better position to tell you what to do after reading the agreement. My personal opinion is that it is not worth the company's time to run after someone for a sum of 100,000 rupees. Then again I'm not a legal advisor.

Side note: Company names are not allowed on the jobs discussion forum.


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Anayonkar Shivalkar
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Joined: Dec 08, 2010
Posts: 1510
    
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Hi Ashwini,

Welcome to CodeRanch!

First things first: Go back to company. Absconding is not a good thing at all. It simply creates negative opinions about you, and spoils your credibility (which may takes years to build).

Secondly, how many people know about this? Have you thought of putting up a formal complaint (i.e. how many mails you've sent). If you need to escalate the issue, you'll have to come up with formal proofs (especially when you go to higher management and mention that HR and manager did not listen to you). You need to start to 'build your case'. It may not sound good, but now that you've absconded, they (HR, manager etc.) are having higher ground (i.e. more credibility).

Thirdly, speak to as many people as possible, drop mails to all of them, and most importantly, speak/write very politely. Nobody likes to believe someone who shouts and them.

In those mails, try to maintain focus on how this is impacting your performance and contribution. Do not ever put anything on paper if you don't have any proof for it. e.g. do you have any proof about 'the relationship'? If you don't have any proof, and you put this thing in writing, it may horribly backfire on you. Same goes for other candidates who left the team (if you don't have proof that they left because of bad boss, then you shouldn't write that).

Finally, be reasonable. Try to get your allocation on paper from the boss. Finish it and go to home. If the yelling continues, you'll always have the data (that you've finished your work). Update your boss/lead about all your work. The more data you'll have, the more easy it will be for you (e.g. daily status mail etc.).

Ideally, in any team, if a task is allocated to you, there must be a written proof (e.g. either an email, or some sort of defect tracking system etc.). Same applies when you finish the task (or even do any progress on it).

I hope this helps.


Regards,
Anayonkar Shivalkar (SCJP, SCWCD, OCMJD, OCEEJBD)
 
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