The financial year is ending and I have been to lesser Doctors, bought lesser medicines than my company is willing to pay for. So, I take great pains to find a chemist who will create fake medical bills for me. He earns some extra money and I earn even more out of it.
I am not the only IT sector employee and medical bills are not the only way. Conveyance bills, food bills, per diem for business travels, we are used to find ways to grab the maximum we can grab out of the money that is meant to serve the business interests, that is paid to us as a business cost since we are representatives of the business, contributors to that business.
But I cannot look good till the time I point fingers at Ramalinga Raju for 7100 Crore of fraud and for putting the lives of 53000 employees at stake. I cannot look good till the time I praise people like Narayan Murthy and abuse Ramalinga Raju.
Don’t worry, I am not attempting to make you feel guilty. Neither am I feeling guilty for all these years. This year I have already spent 500 bucks for the commission on Medical Bills. But today I feel strong enough to take that loss of 500 bucks and not claim that money. Especially in the case of my company that pays for our medical bills outside of the CTC. It’s not a part of my CTC but a facility that’s provided to all employees irrespective of the level or nature of job. A bigger reason for me to take that loss.
Thanks to an old buddy, I saw how we are all Ramalinga Rajus in our own small ways. His thoughts provoked me to think longer and write this blog today. But I hope he pays me 500 bucks to cover my financial loss:-)