After Google, PwC India declares a company-wide holiday for its employees this Friday – offers time off for a 'well-deserved' break

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  • PwC India has introduced a ‘Pens down Day’ on Friday, turning it into a three-day weekend for its employees.
  • The consulting firm is giving the day off to its employees for them to unwind.
  • Earlier, Google too had announced a company wide holiday on May 22, giving the employees time to address the work-from-home-related burnout during the coronavirus pandemic.
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PwC India has introduced a ‘Pens down Day’ on Friday, turning into a three-day weekend for its employees. With the ‘Pens down Day’, PwC has asked its employees to take an off and take a ‘well deserved break’.

In an email to its employees the company said, “We hope the clear three-day weekend will give you the time to recharge and spend time with your loved ones, on activities you have not been able to focus on or simply in whatever way you’d like to unplug”.

But the ‘off day’ will be deducted from the employees’ earned leaves. Employees who already have prior meetings scheduled for the day will be able to take up a day off on another day this month.

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PwC, which had deferred appraisals and bonuses in March in light of the coronavirus pandemic, had also said that it will roll out the hikes and promotions for its employees in October.

Earlier, Google too had announced a company wide holiday on May 22, giving the employees time to address the work-from-home-related burnout during the coronavirus pandemic.

As work from home becomes the new normal, employees across India have been complaining of longer work hours and endless meetings. In India, employees are working way beyond 48 hours a week – crossing International Labour Organization’s norms of working. According to the labour standards. “the general standard is 48 regular hours of work per week, with a maximum of eight hours per day.” says the ILO website.
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