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Can The ‘Reset & Recharge Break’ Meesho Gave Last Month Be Replicated By Other Employers?

In September, Meesho, an Indian e-commerce company had announced an 11-day companywide break - Reset and Recharge break - for all its employees giving priority to mental health.

By God’s grace, I have never faced the haunting ‘corporate pressure’. I worked in a corporate company for a limited time and since then I have been working with a Diplomatic Mission, commonly known as Embassies/High Commissions. There have been times when I was overloaded with work, but there was never work pressure on me.

I have friends working in the corporate sector and I have been listening to their work pressure stories/incidents.

Last month, I was traveling to Faridabad to celebrate Rakshabandhan and owing to the festival, the metro was packed heavily and I couldn’t move a step. With me, a young girl boarded the metro from the same station. She started cursing her company and 2 more girls joined her at the next station who I heard were abusing their seniors.

The whole journey I could only listen to “koi nahi samajhta, chutti ke naam par maa mar jaati hai, salary to badhani nahi hai, jitna karlo inke liye kam hai”. (They don’t understand; we have to create lies like “my mom passed away” to get our rightful leaves! They just make us slog, and don’t ever think of increasing our salary!)

I am not blaming them but I know there is a lot of pressure on the employees and a lot of times their families have to bear their frustration and anger.

In September, Meesho, an Indian e-commerce company had announced an 11-day companywide break for all its employees giving priority to mental health in times when mental health has become a major concern across all age groups. This initiative is named “Reset and Recharge Break” allows employees to completely unplug from work and prioritize their mental well-being.

In an earlier blog, I had mentioned that Uber brought a new feature for the safety of women and now this initiative by Meesho. I am glad to witness the policies made by companies for the good of the people and not only products. It is an imperative step towards the society and I am sure a lot of companies will have such breaks for their employees in times to come.

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Smriti Malhotra

Smriti Malhotra is a Delhi girl and an avid dreamer. She works at the Embassy of the Republic of Congo by profession but is a writer by passion. She began writing while at school and read more...

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