Mumbai. A report published in a leading magazine has revealed the actual reason behind dry fruits being the most common item, which private companies gift to their employees on festive occasions like Diwali and Holi.
The sensational report published by independent researcher Ravi Sharma says, dry fruits resemble corporate employees sucked of all their happiness.
“Dry fruit is fruit from which the majority of the original water content has been removed either naturally through sun drying, or through the use of specialized dryers or dehydrators. Exactly the same way in which private companies suck happiness out of once fresh and jubilant employees. You see, how close both are to each other,” explained Ravi Sharma while talking to Faking News.
Adding further, Ravi says that top executives of many companies follow this “dry fruit model” to convert their employees into entities that are more in worth.
“Dry fruit is prized because of its sweet taste, nutrition value, and long shelf life. Similarly, employees systematically devoid of fun and outside world connection become more and more workaholic and last longer in office i.e. longer desk life. With all unnecessary elements sucked up, what is left in them is pure talent, without any adulteration. Ultimately this increases their worth and makes them a more valuable employee,” Ravi Sharma continued.
In essence, companies gift its employees dry fruits as it symbolizes their existence. However, experts clarify that most of the companies don’t know the actual significance and they are just following the tradition.
“And those who know about it, never reveal it to employees, as they are afraid that employees might get depressed or angry,” Hamid Abdullah, a senior HR manager working for an IT giant was quoted in the report published.
The report asks employees not to lose their cool or self-respect once they realize this truth, for being compared with dry fruits is a kind of compliment, and thus a Diwali bonus in itself.
“Yes, you are being squeezed, but for a better cause which is professionally good for you,” concluded Ravi Sharma.