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The issue has sparked debate ever since Wipro chairman Rishad Premji tweeted that moonlighting practice in the IT sector was a hoax with employers. Although moonlighting is new in India, even in 1964 in America, about 37 lakh people used to do two jobs simultaneously.
This claim has been made in the report ‘Technology and the American Economy’ present in the Library of the University of Michigan. According to this, this number is 5.2 percent of those working in America at that time. Of these, 10 lakh people used to do their first job in the agriculture sector. A large number of these were of people who had taken up self-employment as a first or second job.
trend in the 80s
According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as of July 2014, 6.8 million or 4.6% people in the US had more than one job. The Monthly Labor Review of the BLS, published in 1990, claimed that moonlighting grew rapidly in the 1980s. The number of simultaneous workers was 4.9% in 1980, which increased to 6.2% in 1989. In November 1996, this number rose to 6.6 per cent.
Moonlighting to earn money in the country…
According to an MTV survey published in September 2021, 70 percent of respondents said they want to do moonlighting to be famous. 69 percent want to make their hobby a means of earning other than a full-time job. So they want to do other job according to their hobby. According to a survey by resumebuilder.com, 37 percent of respondents admitted that they have another full-time job.
That’s why people want another job
|to spend more||48|
|to reduce debt||46|
|to get out of boredom||33|
what is moonlighting
When an employee does some other work in addition to his regular job, it is technically called moonlighting.
Swiggy has given permission
Employees are allowed moonlighting with certain conditions. Provided that this does not affect the productivity nor harm the interests of the company.
Different opinions of veterans…
It is important to keep changing with the times. I welcome disruption in the way we work. -CP Gurnani, CEO, Tech Mahindra
One of the reasons for moonlighting is the low pay in the early stages of the technology industry. If you don’t pay people well and they want to earn more money then this is easy way to earn good. Mohandas Pai, former director, Infosys