In today’s time, the job sector is an incredibly unstable and volatile one. With hundreds and thousands of people being fired by companies left, right and center, job security has never been as much of a hot topic as now.

However, that is not to say that unwanted things had not been called out before, one of them being the over-hyping of the hustle culture to the point where employees were praised for working in extremely inhumane conditions and with as little benefits as possible.

While it is good to be hardworking, at the same time, employees can and should certainly expect healthy working environments where the physical and mental health of theirs is paid attention to, compensation and benefits are paid well and more.

This is perhaps why the LinkedIn post by the CEO of an Indian company did not exactly go down as well as he had probably hoped for.

Indian CEO’s LinkedIn Post

A few days ago, the founder and CEO of Bombay Shaving Company, Shantanu Deshpande had posted about an employee at his company called Shanky Chauhan.

The post itself was praising him immensely, calling him a “diamond asset” and hard-working and much more, but it was the photo that accompanied it, that of Shanky fast asleep slumped in an autorickshaw that rubbed people the wrong way.

Deshpande had previously also been bashed for his comments about how freshers should be working 18 hours a day.

In his LinkedIn post, he wrote

“I’ve been working for 12 years almost now. 5 years at Mckinsey and 7 as a founder.

I’ve seen hard working, driven people. People who put in the hours and do everything possible and everything impossible, both.

But no one continues to surprise me on this axis the way Shanky Chauhan does.

On paper, he is our head of sales, chief of staff, head of the people committee.

But in real life, he is the heartbeat of the company.

– In clutch moments, everyone relies on him. From me to Deepak to management to junior most colleagues. ‘Shanky ko poocho’ is a classic trump card up everyone’s sleeve.

– He LOVES the company. His eyes twinkle when he talks about his work, his team, his stores, his distributors, his customers.

– I see his team members start copying him. Talking like him, walking like him, working like him. It’s so obvious his impact and inspiration.

While he is a diamond asset, Deepak and I struggle to get him to switch off. We constantly worry about his health. We realize that for him to do justice to his own commitment to the Co, longevity is everything.

His success is paramount.

As founders, find your Shanky in your organization. Rare beyond words, but the slingshot in your company success lies in identifying and cultivating such colleagues. If you find them, you will need only one or two. That’s enough. :)

This is our man after a morning flight and marathon meetings. I can write a book on his anecdotes. For now – this post should suffice. :)”

Read More: These Are Reasons Why Employees Stay At A Company, Salary Is Not One Of Them

Indian CEO Roasted

A lot of people, however, did not appreciate the post, especially how it seemed to be very PR-esque in nature. People pointed out how this type of glorification of the hustle nature is easy for the higher-up executives to do but is not actually healthy at all.

What do you think? Is this post something to appreciate or should it be called out? Let us know in the comments below.

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