Thursday, 10 November 2022

Seasons of Massive Layoff

Is this a Seasons of Massive Layoff   

Silicon Valley is not happy with the performance of many Employees.

Seasons of Layoff!











It seems that Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai is not happy with the performance of many employees.

A Better, Fairer Approach to Layoffs 

Layoffs can cause employees to feel they've lost control: The fate of their peers sends a message that hard work and good performance do not guarantee 

It's the season of layoffs in Silicon Valley  

It's the season of layoffs in Silicon Valley: 

 Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc is the latest ...

You're fired! Layoff crisis getting out of control at unicorns in

It's the season of layoffs. The world is stunned to see ... 

The sacking of employees has happened in multiple tranches throughout the year.

What a Layoff Means, Plus Statistics and an Example

A layoff occurs when an employer suspends or terminates a worker, either temporarily or permanently, for business rather than performance reasons.

Reasons for Layoffs Within an Organization 

Career development

Layoff / Laid off and Retrenchment-

Layoff of employees does not mean that they are terminated from the job, such employees could be reinstated after revivifying of deficit or shortages which ...

So you have experienced people who are making a lot of money because they have gotten ... 

Employer is not happy with their current performance/attitude, ...

Companies can (and do) layoff (key) people for various reasons: 1. To allay investor / shareholder ...

Why do companies do mass layoffs?

Now, Electrolux cuts 4000 jobs worldwide amid heavy losses

Layoff season: Now, Electrolux cuts 4,000 jobs worldwide amid heavy losses. The company reported heavy losses, especially in North America

Genuine empathy need of the hour as layoff season arrives

Fuelled by VC money, most founders are guilty of hiring aggressively by unabashedly embracing the 

“Go Big or Go Home” philosophy. 

Meta Lays Off 11,000 Employees While Redfin Cuts 


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The executive held a meeting and warned its employees to work efficiently and focus more on how to better improve their products and help customers.

Pichai believes that productivity is missing and it is not where it should be considering the number of people Google has. This basically suggests that the CEO feels that Google has too many employees, but not a lot of them work efficiently and are focused.

It’s the season of layoffs. The world is stunned to see big techs such as Meta and Twitter sacking employees, but the Indian startup world too has had its share of bad news. Add to this the absolutely low level of empathy shown by the companies while handling such situations. Take the case of a recent sacking by one of the leading edtech players in India. The staff alleged that the company resorted to unethical means forcing them to sign pre-drafted resignation letters. As if this was not enough, the company also hired bouncers to handle any untoward situation as workers were suddenly asked to leave.

Wednesday, 9 November 2022

How do Mystery Shopping Companies Exploit new Mystery Shoppers? By Pragati Agrawal

How do Mystery Shopping Companies Exploit new Mystery Shoppers?

By Pragati Agrawal 

Mystery shopping has become so popular that you certainly might think there's nothing more to be said about it. However, many beginner mystery shoppers get trapped either by the marketers' hype, or by the 

harsh criticisms against mystery shopping that are both largely undeserved. This article will tell you the reality of mystery shopping and what successful tactics many wise mystery shoppers just won't share.

Mystery shopping has been acknowledged as an effective market research method. Many companies recruit mystery shoppers to test the qualities of their customer services, or to tailor their staff trainings in orderr 

to eliminate weaknesses and improve consumer satisfaction. Competition in the product and service area has become so fierce, that many new quality evaluation practices have emerged for the sake of business 

survival. Mystery shopping is one of these marketing mechanisms that provides unmatched feedback to merchandisers and service companies, and delivers reliable and up-to-date info on consumers' likes and 


What are the benefits of mystery shopping? 

Mystery shopping allows you to earn additional income that will either fill in the gaps in your budget, or simply fill in your consumer basket with freebies and products you otherwise wouldn't afford. Mystery 

shopping is a truly exciting adventure, because you need to "perform" as you would if you were normally a client, and very often you will be required to play a character that is different from your own. Companies

hire mystery shoppers to pose as real customers, and role-play different situations that may occur while shopping. Therefore, you might often need to play angry, capricious, indecisive, picky, or obsessive, which

adds more thrill and excitement to your shopping tasks.

Even though mystery shopping can be tremendously amusing, you need to remember that it's a highly responsible job, as the hiring company relies on your objective feedback. Mystery shopping requires no 

previous experience, but it leans on your honesty, objectivity, and common sense to evaluate the products and services you shop. Moreover, as you become a seasoned mystery shopper with successfully 

completed shops, you will also build reputation with the marketing companies in your area. This will help you get more professional, highly-paid, and more responsible assignments that will not only get you 

more cash, but will also single you out as an expert and reliable mystery shopper.

One of the big delusions, and yet one of the most exploited and misrepresented facts about mystery shopping is how much you actually earn. Many will tell you that it's a complete waste of time; others will 

convince you that you can become a millionaire overnight. The reality is that you can get a decent additional income, and earn anywhere between $200 and $1,500 a month, depending on your input of time and 

effort, and your ability to find assignments quickly and efficiently. It takes time to learn all the tricks of successful mystery shopping, but it's not impossible to turn it into a lucrative hobby or a second job. You can

learn how to heal your budget with all the cash, prizes and bonuses that mystery shopping can offer you. 

How to tell legitimate mystery shopping companies and mystery shopping scams apart:

As a rule of thumb, it’s good to keep the following pointers in mind and avoid companies that:

Require that you pay for “certification.”

Guarantee a job as a mystery shopper.

Charge a fee for access to mystery shopping opportunities.

Sell directories of companies that hire mystery shoppers.

Ask you to deposit a check and wire some or all of the money to someone.

Mystery Shopper Scams, The Federal Trade Commission

Not all companies that employ any or all of these tactics are necessarily scams, but on the side of caution and understand what a genuine mystery shopping company looks like.

Most legitimate companies recruit their shoppers directly from their website, or through legitimate channels such as their social media accounts – only very rarely will they use newspaper ads or direct emails.

In addition, legitimate mystery shopping companies don’t require you to pay a registration or certification fee; they simply ask you to sign up to their platforms so they can keep you apprised of any open visits.

Further, they have a screening process: just because you’ve signed up doesn’t mean that you’ll automatically get a visit. Most companies will use a type of test, to make sure that your language skills are up to 

scratch – after all, you’ll be recording data for them, it helps if everyone knows what you’re saying – and I know that here at AQ, we also require our shoppers to complete a questionnaire that proves a competent

 understanding of the visit manual (the guideline that tells you how exactly to complete the shop in question). Any company that guarantees you work straight off the bat, is likely to be a scam.

Legitimate mystery shopping companies won’t charge you to access their shop boards; this beats the point for them after all, they recruited you to fill their shops, why make it so difficult for you to do so easily?

Nor will they ask you to deposit cheques or wire money. At most, there’ll be a restaurant shop in which you pay for your meal and get a reimbursement up to a certain amount.

Another good thing to remember is that most mystery shops don’t pay heaps. Depending on the type of shop, you may get $5 to $20. Most mystery shoppers do their visits beside their day jobs to earn a little 

extra cash.

Pragati Agrawal MBA 

Business Analyst

AirCrews Aviation Pvt. Ltd. 

Monday, 7 November 2022

Khagras Lunar Eclipse

Khagras Lunar Eclipse

Date 8 November 2022, there is a Khagras lunar eclipse on Kartik Purnima.

The eclipse will be visible all over India: Apart from India, the eclipse will also be visible in Asia, Australia, Pacific region, North and Central America.

Where the eclipse will be visible, there are rules to be followed.

The timings of the start and end of the eclipse of some major cities in the country and abroad are given below.

Eclipse timings in India -

City name - start (evening) - end (evening)

Itanagar -

4-28 to 6-18

Guwahati -

4-37 to 6-18

Gangtok -

4-48 to 6-18

Kolkata -

from 4-56 to 6-18

Patna -

5-05 to 6-18

Ranchi -

from 5-07 to 6-18


5-10 to 6-18

Prayagraj -

5-18 to 6-18

Kanpur -

5-23 to 6-18

Visakhapatnam -

5-24 to 6-18

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) -

5-25 to 6-18

Haridwar -

5-26 to 6-18

Hospice -

5-30 to 6-18

Chandigarh -

5-31 to 6-18

New Delhi -

5-32 to 6-18

Jammu -

5-35 to 6-18

Nagpur -

5-36 to 6-18

Bhopal -

5-40 to 6-18

Jaipur -

5-41 to 6-18

Chennai -

5-42 to 6-18

Hyderabad -

5-44 to 6-18

Ujjain -

5-47 to 6-18

Jodhpur -

5-53 to 6-18

Bangalore -

5-53 to 6-18

Nashik -

5-55 to 6-18

Ahmedabad -

6-00 to 6-18

Pune -

6-01 to 6-18

face -

6-02 to 6-18

Thiruvananthapuram -

6-02 to 6-18

Mumbai -

6-05 to 6-18

Panaji (Goa) -

6-06 to 6-18

Jamnagar -

6-11 to 6-18

For the cities of India whose names are not given in the list above, see the time of eclipse of your nearest city

Some important things related to eclipse -

Sutak (eclipse-perforation) starts three prahars (9 hours) before the lunar eclipse starts.

Example -

Eclipse timings in Ahmedabad - 6-00 pm to 6-18 pm

Sutak starts in Ahmedabad - from 9-00 am

Food should not be taken after the start of Sutak. But children, old people, sick and pregnant women can eat it till one and a half prahar (four and a half hours) before the eclipse starts.

The substances in which Kush, Sesame or Tulsi leaves are put before the Sutak, those substances are not contaminated. But by renouncing the cooked food, it should be prepared by adding cow, dog and new food.

Before starting the Sutak, put Kusha, Sesame or Tulsi leaves in the water so that it can be used for drinking etc. if necessary during the Sutak period.

It is forbidden to take food or water from the beginning of the eclipse till the end.

At the time of an eclipse, a person suffers from degeneration from eating, sick from sleeping, poor by having a short-sightedness, worms due to defecation, pigs by having sex with a woman and applying rubbish to a person becomes leprosy.

On the occasion of eclipse, all the merit accumulated for 12 years is destroyed by eating the food of others.

At the end of the eclipse, one should take a bath with the clothes worn.

Make the eclipse period a sadhana period -

🕉️ खग्रास चन्द्रग्रहण

🌹 दिनांक 8 नवम्बर 2022, कार्तिक पूर्णिमा को खग्रास चन्द्रग्रहण है।

🌹 ग्रहण पूरे भारत में दिखेगा:- भारत के अलावा एशिया, आस्ट्रेलिया, पैसेफिक क्षेत्र, उत्तरी और मध्य अमेरिका में भी ग्रहण दिखेगा ।

🌹 जहाँ ग्रहण दिखायी देगा, वहाँ पर नियम पालनीय हैं ।

🌹 देश और विदेशों में कुछ प्रमुख शहरों के ग्रहण के प्रारम्भ और समाप्त होने का समय नीचे दिया गया है ।

🌑 भारत में ग्रहण समय -

👉🏻 शहर का नाम - प्रारम्भ (शाम) - समाप्त (शाम)

ईटानगर -

4-28 से 6-18 तक

गुवाहटी -

4-37 से 6-18 तक

गंगटोक -

4-48 से 6-18 तक

कोलकाता -

4-56 से 6-18 तक

पटना -

5-05 से 6-18 तक

राँची -

5-07 से 6-18 तक

भुवनेश्वर -

5-10 से 6-18 तक

प्रयागराज -

5-18 से 6-18 तक

कानपुर -

5-23 से 6-18 तक

विशाखापट्टनम -

5-24 से 6-18 तक

रायपुर (छ.ग.) -

5-25 से 6-18 तक

हरिद्वार -

5-26 से 6-18 तक

धर्मशाला -

5-30 से 6-18 तक

चंडीगढ़ -

5-31 से 6-18 तक

नई दिल्ली -

5-32 से 6-18 तक

जम्मू -

5-35 से 6-18 तक

नागपुर -

5-36 से 6-18 तक

भोपाल -

5-40 से 6-18 तक

जयपुर -

5-41 से 6-18 तक

चेन्नई -

5-42 से 6-18 तक

हैदराबाद -

5-44 से 6-18 तक

उज्जैन -

5-47 से 6-18 तक

जोधपुर -

5-53 से 6-18 तक

बेंगलुरु -

5-53 से 6-18 तक

नासिक -

5-55 से 6-18 तक

अहमदाबाद -

6-00 से 6-18 तक

पुणे -

6-01 से 6-18 तक

सूरत -

6-02 से 6-18 तक

तिरुवनन्तपुरम् -

6-02 से 6-18 तक

मुंबई -

6-05 से 6-18 तक

पणजी (गोवा) -

6-06 से 6-18 तक

जामनगर -

6-11 से 6-18 तक

🌹 भारत के जिन शहरों के नाम ऊपर सूची में नहीं दिये गये हैं, वहाँ के लिए अपने नजदीकी शहर के ग्रहण का समय देखें

🌑 ग्रहण सम्बंधी कुछ महत्वपूर्ण बातें -

🌹 चंद्रग्रहण प्रारम्भ होने से तीन प्रहर (9 घंटे) पूर्व सूतक (ग्रहण-वेध) प्रारम्भ हो जाता है ।

उदाहरण -

अहमदाबाद में ग्रहण समय - शाम 6-00 से 6-18 तक

अहमदाबाद में सूतक प्रारम्भ - सुबह 9-00 बजे से

🌹 सूतक प्रारम्भ होने के बाद भोजन नहीं करना चाहिए । परंतु बालक, वृद्ध, रोगी और गर्भवती महिलायें ग्रहण प्रारम्भ होने से डेढ़ प्रहर (साढ़े चार घंटे) पूर्व तक खा सकते हैं ।

🌹 सूतक के पहले जिन पदार्थों में कुश, तिल या तुलसी की पत्तियाँ डाल दी जाती हैं, वे पदार्थ दूषित नहीं होते । परंतु पके हुए अन्न का त्याग करके उसे गाय, कुत्ते को डालकर नया भोजन बनाना चाहिए ।

🌹 सूतक प्रारम्भ होने से पहले पानी में कुशा, तिल या तुलसीपत्र डाल के रखें ताकि सूतककाल में आवश्यक होने पर उसे पीने आदि में उपयोग ला सकें ।

🌹 ग्रहण शुरु होने से अंत तक अन्न या जल ग्रहण करना निषिद्ध है ।

🌹 ग्रहण के समय भोजन करने से अधोगति, सोने से रोगी, लघुशंका करने से दरिद्र, मल त्यागने से कीड़ा, स्त्री-प्रसंग करने से सूअर और उबटन लगाने से व्यक्ति कोढ़ी होता है ।

🌹 ग्रहण के अवसर में दूसरे का अन्न खाने से 12 वर्षों का एकत्र किया हुआ सब पुण्य नष्ट हो जाता है ।

🌹 ग्रहण समाप्त होने पर पहने हुए वस्त्रों सहित स्नान करना चाहिए ।

🌑 ग्रहणकाल को साधनाकाल बनायें -

Sunday, 6 November 2022

Nothing is Left. , Anything Remained Nothing Remained

बहुत ही उम्दा लिखा है, झिंझोड कर रख दिया 😥

 Very Well Written

     Nothing is Left. ,

Anything Remained? Nothing Remained 


     ❓​  कुछ रह तो नहीं गया. ! ❓


           तीन महीने के बच्चे को 

             दाई के पास रखकर

         जॉब पर जाने वाली माँ को 

                 दाई ने पूछा ~

             कुछ रह तो नहीं गया ?

        पर्स, चाबी  सब ले लिया ना ?

                अब वो कैसे हाँ कहे ?

         पैसे के पीछे भागते-भागते

       सब कुछ पाने की ख्वाहिश में 

    वो जिसके लिये सब कुछ कर रही है,

      वही रह गया है !


      शादी में दुल्हन को बिदा करते ही 

       शादी का हॉल खाली करते हुए 

            दुल्हन की बुआ ने पूछा ~

  भैया,  कुछ रह तो नहीं गया ना ?

                चेक करो ठीक से ..!

       बाप चेक करने गया, तो 

          दुल्हन के रूम में 

        कुछ फूल सूखे पड़े थे.

       सब कुछ तो पीछे रह गया.

        21 साल जो नाम लेकर 

    जिसको आवाज देता था, लाड़ से,

     वो नाम पीछे रह गया, और 

       उस नाम के आगे गर्व से 

         जो नाम लगाता था, 

     वो नाम भी पीछे रह गया अब.

       भैया, देखा ?

   कुछ पीछे रह तो नहीं गया ?

      बुआ के इस सवाल पर 

  आँखों में आये आँसू छुपाता बाप 

  जुबाँ से तो नहीं बोला, पर दिल में 

          एक ही आवाज थी ~

       सब कुछ तो यहीं रह गया .!


     बड़ी तमन्नाओं के साथ बेटे को 

     पढ़ाई के लिए विदेश भेजा था,

   और वह पढ़कर वहीं सैटल हो गया.

       पौत्र जन्म पर बमुश्किल 

       3 माह का वीजा मिला था,

  और चलते वक्त बेटे ने प्रश्न किया ~

      सब कुछ चेक कर लिया ना ? 

          कुछ रह तो नहीं गया ?

         क्या जबाब देते, कि अब

      अब छूटने को बचा ही क्या है ..!


            सेवानिवृत्ति की शाम 

               पी.ए. ने याद दिलाया ~

                 चेक कर लें सर ..! 

             कुछ रह तो नहीं गया ?

      थोड़ा रूका, और सोचा कि 

             पूरी जिन्दगी तो 

       यहीं आने-जाने में बीत गई.

      अब और क्या रह गया होगा ?


      श्मशान से लौटते वक्त बेटे ने ... 

            फिर से गर्दन घुमाई,

         एक बार पीछे देखने के लिए ...

               पिता की चिता की 

             सुलगती आग देखकर 

                  मन भर आया.

                 भागते हुए गया 

       पिता के चेहरे की 

         झलक तलाशने की 

           असफल कोशिश की ....

             और वापिस लौट आया.

                 दोस्त ने पूछा ~

            कुछ रह गया था क्या ?

          भरी आँखों से बोला ~

      नहीं , कुछ भी नहीं रहा अब.

        और जो कुछ भी रह गया है,

          वह सदा मेरे साथ रहेगा .!


एक बार ... समय निकालकर सोचें, 

    शायद ... पुराना समय याद आ जाए, 

              आँखें भर आएं, और

           आज को जी भर जीने का

         !!..   मकसद मिल जाए   ..!!

             यारों !  क्या पता ?

    कब इस जीवन की शाम हो जाये.

             इससे पहले कि ऐसा हो 

               सब को गले लगा लो, 

             दो प्यार भरी बातें कर लो.

         ताकि ... कुछ छूट न जाये ..!!!

Very well written


     Nothing is Left. ,


           three month old baby

             placing near the right

         mother going to work

                 the midwife asked~

             Is nothing left?

        Took the purse, the keys, didn't you?

                Now how can he say yes?

         running after money

       wishing to have everything

    For whom she is doing everything,

      That's what's left!

      leaving the bride at the wedding

       emptying the wedding hall

            The bride's aunt asked

  Brother, nothing is left, right?

                Check it properly..!

       Dad went to check

          in the bride's room

        Some flowers were dry.

       Everything was left behind.

        21 years with the name

    Whom used to give voice, pampered,

     That name was left behind, and

       proud of that name

         who used to name

     That name is also left behind now.

       Brother, did you see?

   Has something been left behind?

      On this question of aunt

  Father hiding the tears in his eyes

  Did not speak with tongue, but in heart

          There was only one voice~

       Everything remained here.

     son with great wishes

     Sent abroad for studies

   And after studying he settled down there.

       barely on grandson birth

       Got 3 months visa

  And while walking, the son asked.

      Have you checked everything?

          Is nothing left?

         what would you answer, that now

      Now what is left to leave..!

            retirement evening

               PA reminded me~

                 Check it sir..!

             Is nothing left?

      paused for a while, and thought

             the whole life

       It took a while to come and go here.

      What would be left now?

      While returning from the crematorium, the son...

            turned his neck again,

         To look back once...

               father's pyre

             seeing a smoldering fire

                  My mind came full.

                 ran away

       father's face

         to glimpse

           tried unsuccessfully....

             And came back.

                 friend asked

            Was anything left?

          Said with full eyes

      No, nothing is there now.

        and whatever is left,

          He will always be with me!

For once... take the time to think,

    Maybe... remember the old times,

              fill your eyes, and

           to live today

         !!.. find the purpose..!!

             Guys! Do not know ?

    When will the evening of this life be?

             before that happens

               hug everyone,

             Do two loving things.

         So that... nothing is missed..!!!



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