A Toxic Work Environment with Zero Respect for Employees
Pros:Pros: A "unique" experience in a company dominated by the "SNF" (Saiful and Friends) club. Perfect place to master the art of arriving exactly at 8 am, thanks to the 5-minute salary cut policy. An unmatched opportunity to witness HR acrobatics in cutting salaries and maintaining a straight face. Supervisory positions handled by the "illiterate dropout squad" for an enlightening career journey. A creative paradise for those who want to explore the world of competitor copying. A CEO who effortlessly proves that anyone can build a company, regardless of their intellect. An invaluable chance to enhance your acting skills, as you're expected to be a zombie without opinions. A "surprise package" for your last month's salary, just to keep things exciting till the end. Cons:I had the unfortunate experience of working at Backspace International Limited, and I must say it was the most toxic workplace I have ever encountered in my career. The company is essentially run by the CEO and his circle of friends, making it feel more like a forum for the "SNF" (Saiful and Friends) rather than a professional organization. From the outset, the location itself is inconvenient, tucked away in Jatra Bari. The stringent timing policy of starting at 8 am is accompanied by absurd penalties for even a 5-minute delay, resulting in monthly salary cuts of 3 to 5 thousand takas. The lack of fixed working hours and the absence of recognition for overtime work creates an environment where dedication is met with judgment, even if you leave on time. The HR department, if it can even be called that, functions as a mere mouthpiece for the management. Their main task seems to be cutting salaries and maintaining the status quo, leaving employees feeling unheard and unvalued. Supervisory positions are dominated by the CEO's friends, who lack competence and education. They ensure that your potential is suppressed and your growth is stunted, resorting to spying and manipulation to achieve their goals. For creative minds, Backspace is a graveyard of innovation. The company's strategy is copying competitors, stifling any fresh ideas. The CEO's resistance to new approaches and his penchant for mocking innovative thinking discourage creativity. The pinnacle of the dysfunction is the CEO himself. His leadership style is a dictatorship in its purest form. Employees are expected to function like mindless zombies, devoid of opinions or independent thought. Disagreement is met with punishment, and expressing one's own views is taboo. The company's unscrupulous practices extend even to the end of employment. During my last month, I faced salary deductions and witnessed the same treatment as my colleagues. It's a disgrace that a place like Backspace International Limited even exists in the professional world. In conclusion, I urge potential employees to think twice before joining Backspace. The toxic culture, lack of respect for employees, and stifling of individuality make it a place where one's career aspirations go to die. Advice to Management:Embrace the Art of Penalties: Why stop at delays? How about a "lateness tax" for every breath taken after 8 am? HR Masterclass: Transform your HR department into a reality show, complete with salary-cutting ceremonies and dramatic exits. Friendship First: Expand the "SNF" club, because nothing screams professionalism like filling the office with your buddies. Innovation Redefined: Encourage employees to embrace the cutting-edge practice of copy-pasting competitor strategies, because why reinvent the wheel? Dictatorship Decorum: Institute a "No Opinion Zone" where employees can perfect their nodding skills, ensuring a harmonious monotone workplace. Bland is Grand: Ban creativity and imagination to boost productivity. Who needs fresh ideas when you have the same old, same old? Delayed Gratification: Extend the suspense of monthly salaries by randomly deciding when and how much to pay. Who doesn't love a surprise? Meetings Mastery: Schedule meetings at random hours, and remember to cancel them last minute. Keeps employees on their toes! Hall of Fame: Establish an "Illiterate Dropout Wall of Fame" to honor supervisors who've successfully squashed all signs of potential in their subordinates. Ego-Inflation 101: Offer a course for aspiring CEOs to learn how to lead without listening, because who needs feedback when you have all the answers?