Amidst corona virus, many industries have been suffering for a very long time and have “let go” of much of their staff with due reason but when one of the biggest education chains of Pakistan, Beaconhouse School System” reduces 75% of the salaries of their “blue collar staff”, many on social media criticize the move.
Though it is understandable that the expenses must have been getting out of hand with schools now closed for now more than 6 months, but the lower waged staff does need the support of its employer more than ever and with no jobs in the market can face potential crisis.
The employees who had to face salary cut down include custodian staff and all instructors of co-curricular staff. They include extracurricular teachers, lab assistants, support staff including clerks and cleaners, and revoking their full-time.
It is also important to mention that though the schools are closed, these institutions continue to charge heft fees from all their students.
This move of the school marks their attitudes as “materialistic” while forgetting their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
How about salary cuts for the upper management/boardOfGovernors/Regents/President or whatever they call themselves?
I bet one of their salaries would cover all custodian staff.
Somehow meanest, vilest, and cruel are always incharge of the people who need support higher up
— GPstar (@gpstar123) August 29, 2020
Blood sucking leeches these systems are. When the employees needed the most support they chose to deduct the salaries by not 10, 20, 30 or even 50% but fucking 75%. Those who raised their voices are sent on long leave (without salary of course)
— Philosopher Narcissist (@narcissistvibes) August 29, 2020
And I am sure these leeches are receiving full fees from students . In fact they are earning way more than they were earning before Covid coz they hv no utilities, and transport related expenditure due to closure of schools. Kamengi ki b hd hoti hy
— Balannaبلنہ (@Balana26409803) August 30, 2020
The private sector is like that. They care to hoots if their employees starve or whatever misery befalls them. Their only interest lies in making money n protecting their own interests. There is no humane elements in a businessman's character. They're made that way.
— Piscean (@eak1950) August 30, 2020
Junior teachers also lost 75% of their salaries
— # (@saaadmalikk) August 29, 2020
This seems like the classic case of the powerful throwing the weak at the first stroke of a test to save themselves rather work together to a better solution.