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Words most commonly used in the corporate world

Words most commonly used in the corporate world

Many IT giants are issuing a warning against moonlighting in recent days. Recently, Infosys issued a notice against the practice to its employees. It prohibited the moonlighting policy.

Earlier, Wipro also slammed the practice of moonlighting. Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji said that moonlighting is nothing but cheating the employer.

During the pandemic, many employees were allowed to work from home. Remote work allowed employees to pursue other jobs. Some others had to take up additional jobs due to increasing costs. The ease of working in the comfort of the home paved the way for employees to make extra money. That’s why many of them are not showing interest to come to offices to work.

The debate over moonlighting row started when Foodtech startup Swiggy announced moonlighting policy for its full-time employees. As per the policy, employees can take up second jobs after office hours or on weekends. They will be allowed to take up additional jobs that do not impact their productivity on the full-time job at Swiggy.

Though the word moonlighting is used in corporate jargon, it is not familiar to many common people.

In this context, here are some common words used in the tech industry and corporate world:

Moonlighting refers to taking up another job in addition to the primary job. As per Cambridge Dictionary, moonlighting is the act of working at an extra job without the knowledge of your employer.

Quiet quitting is another term that has become popular in recent days. It means, performing only the task or job assigned to an employee, but not beyond that. After COVID-19, many employees are trying to reduce the unnecessary work burden to balance work and personal life. So, they are restricting themselves only to their tasks and not showing interest to take up additional activities.

Low-hanging fruit is another common term used in corporate jargon. When someone chooses a task or goal that is easily accomplishable, then it is referred to as low-hanging fruit.

Tee it up is a popular word known to golf players. In the corporate world, it means making arrangements or preparations for something.

Bleeding edge refers to the product or service that is the newest or most advanced. That means, it is experimental, which carries a high degree of uncertainty.

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