Every Office-Goer Will Identify with This ‘Work-Life Balance’ Rant
Picture this: You’ve done your work for the day and are about to leave work on time. Just then, a colleague, who is known to stay back late at work, taunts you asking if you’re leaving early. At that moment, you want to say a million things to him, but you don’t, only so that office decorum isn’t disturbed. Been there, done that? Right? Well, compensating for all the times you remained silent, the protagonist of a video that’s going viral has said all that you may have ever wanted to and more.
In the video snippet, that has created quite a storm on social media, you see actor Naveen Polishetty give more than just an earful to his on-screen co-worker who tries to guilt trip him with ‘Aaj phir se half day?’ even though he is leaving on time after completing all his work. Those words are trigger enough for Naveen to go on a rant and drop one truth bomb after another on the man who clearly is habituated to staying back late in office, whether there’s work or not. Right from questioning why staying back late at work for no reason is considered a virtue to emphasising the importance of having life outside of work, Naveen tears to shreds all that happens in the name of ‘office culture’. Watch it for yourself.
The best part about the video is that it not only speaks to employees, but to corporate houses as a whole. No wonder it seems to have a struck a chord with office-goers across the board. That also explains the reason for its virality. People can’t agree with the video more and are sharing it on their social media pages and groups they’re a part of. It has sparked discussions with people sharing their personal experiences in the ‘comments’ section. It’s not that work-life balance hasn’t been discussed before, but this rant hits home.
Now if you’re wondering as to what the source of this viral snippet is, then let’s tell you that it’s from the hugely popular web series What’s Your Status that airs on the YouTube channel Cheers launched by Kingfisher Ultra. The series tells you the story of three different people at three different stages in their relationships. You can start watching it here.
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