- developer /dih-VEL-uh-per/
- revenue /REV-uhn-yoo/
- unethical /uhn-ETH-i-kuhl/
- rival /RAHY-vuhl/
- sector /SEK-ter/
[noun] – a person or company that creates new products, especially computer products such as software
The company is one of the most popular software developers.
[noun] – the income that a business or government receives regularly, or an amount representing such income
Tourism is the island’s main source of revenue.
[adjective] – not ethical (= based on moral beliefs)
He says that it is unethical to produce and market a drug that would harm the patient.
[noun] – a person, group, etc. competing with others for the same thing or in the same area
The company is in a position closely analogous to that of its main rival.
[noun] – a part of society that can be separated from other parts because of its own special character
The export sector will aid the economic recovery.
Diya, a 32-year-old software developer from Bangalore, logs on remotely every day for an eight-hour shift at her job. She puts in a lot of effort at work, but when the day is over, she continues to be professional by logging on to her second job, which is also in IT. Diya is an excellent animator and is currently working on a project that pays nearly as much while requiring fewer hours than her primary employment. Additionally, it enables her to improve her abilities and expand her revenue. Diya works two jobs at once—full-time employment and selling her abilities to a different company. She doesn’t see anything wrong with it because she has to work about 40 hours a week for her company, and as long as she does that honestly, she doesn’t see why she shouldn’t also have a side business. However, not everyone views moonlighting so casually. The chairman of the Indian IT and consulting company Wipro, Rishad Premji, argued vehemently that moonlighting is unethical. Wipro recently fired 300 employees for taking second jobs with rival companies.
There are instances where it might be fair for a worker to take up a second job, provided that both parties are in agreement. It would be backward for the corporation to object to an employee’s side business as long as the individual is producing quality work and there is no conflict of interest or confidentiality breach. Of course, the type of business and the sector also play a role.
- Do you ever consider having two jobs at the same time? Why or why not?
- Do you work remotely? Could you tell me about it?
- If you knew that some of your employees were moonlighting, would you fire them? Why or why not?
- Do you agree that there are instances where it might be fair for a worker to take up a second job?
- What do you think of the quality of the work of employees who have two jobs?