When Sarita, 24, recently received an email regarding her new employment with a premier IT company in India, she was more astonished than happy.
The yearly wage package she was being offered had been reduced; it was now 350,000 rupees ($7,849; £6,484), which was 50% less than it had been before.
Also, she was urged to “take this opportunity since it is timebound” in the email.
She claims to be aware of other recent hires who, like her, had received a similar email from IT powerhouse Wipro last week.
Some 4,000 new personnel awaiting onboarding at Wipro, according to the IT union Nascent Information Technology Employees Senate (NITES), have been harmed by the altered offer.
The IT behemoth informed the BBC that should the new workers “refuse” to accept the revised wage, the “original offer stands.” However, it remained unclear how long the candidates would have to wait to start working if they decided to accept the initial offer.
“We had to modify our onboarding strategies in light of the altering macro environment and, as a result, our business requirements. This current offer gives candidates the chance to launch their careers, increase their knowledge, and learn new skills right away as we work to honor all excellent offers made “In a statement, Wipro stated.
Sarita claims that she submitted an application to work with the company in September 2021 as part of a hiring initiative while attending an engineering college.
She received word from Wipro last July that she had finished their Velocity training program, one of two programs the company offers to new applicants, after a number of exams, interviews, and an unpaid internship.