It is quite clear from Infosys’ firing of employees who had been working two jobs within the previous year that the corporation is against moonlighting. Salil Parekh reiterated the company’s stance on dual employment on October 13 during the Q2 earnings briefing. Employees who performed blatant work in two specific organizations that entailed a confidentiality issue were fired, according to the CEO of India’s second-largest IT services provider.
According to Parekh, Infosys encourages employees to engage in extracurricular activities, but only with the manager’s consent when it comes to employment chances outside the company.
Parekh emphasized that Infosys was vehemently against multiple employment, but he also added that the business would help employees who wanted to work on select gig projects after the prior approval of the managers.
He added, We are developing more comprehensive policies for it, making sure contractual and confidentiality standards are fully met.
The chairman of Wipro, Rishad Premji, previously disclosed that 300 workers had been let go since Wipro did not have any vacancies for people who wished to work directly with competitors while still receiving compensation from Wipro.
What is moonlighting?
The practice of working for one organization while simultaneously taking up extra responsibilities and employment, usually without the employer’s knowledge, is known as moonlighting. A side job is a position that is regularly held on the weekends or after work. When Americans started seeking for second occupations in addition to their usual 9–5 work to boost their income, the expression gained notoriety.