November 22, 2021

Everyone’s love-hate relationship with HR

When you wish the HR in your life is Hrithik Roshan, but it's only Human Resources.

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When the HR head asks you how you stand out from the rest of the candidates who attended IIT, IIM, ISB, and other elite colleges.

Still of Hritik Roshan from Koi Mil Gaya saying Apne Papa se Sikh Kar Aa. Nonprofit humour

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Which leaves them a little baffled.

Still of a person from a movie saying kehna kya chahte ho. When you wish the HR in your life is Hrithik Roshan, but it's only Human Resources.

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So you tell them who your father is (hint: his name rhymes with Bata).

A still from Jab We Met with Kareena Kapoor. When you wish the HR in your life is Hrithik Roshan, but it's only Human Resources.

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When you send an email to your HR head with some feedback on HR policies, and they reply to it.

A still from Rab De Bana Di Jodi with Shah Rukh Khan. When you wish the HR in your life is Hrithik Roshan, but it's only Human Resources.

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When your HR head gets in touch a few days later to update you that your helpful suggestions have in fact been implemented.

A till from Munnabhai MBBS with an old person in it. When you wish the HR in your life is Hrithik Roshan, but it's only Human Resources.

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It’s appraisal time and you’re making a pitch for a promotion.

A still of Akshay Kumar from Rowdy Rathod. When you wish the HR in your life is Hrithik Roshan, but it's only Human Resources.

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When you tell HR that you don’t understand your salary break-up. 

A still with Tigmanshu Dhulia from Gangs of Wasseypur. When you wish the HR in your life is Hrithik Roshan, but it's only Human Resources.

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When you ask the HR team why salaries are late this month.

A still from Race 3 with two leads. When you wish the HR in your life is Hrithik Roshan, but it's only Human Resources.

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When the HR head hears employees complain about the annual Diwali rangoli-making competition.

A still from Chak De with Shah Rukh Khan. When you wish the HR in your life is Hrithik Roshan, but it's only Human Resources.

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The HR team motto. Everywhere.

A still from Munnabhai MBBS with Arshad Warsi and Sanjay Dutt. When you wish the HR in your life is Hrithik Roshan, but it's only Human Resources.
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Cincy Jose

Cincy Jose works at IDR as editor – content and also manages its translation workstream. Prior to this she spent seven years in the publishing industry as senior copy editor at Juggernaut Books and editor at DK Books India. She holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in English literature from Miranda House and Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University.

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Rachita Vora

Rachita is co-founder and director at IDR. Before this, she led the Dasra Girl Alliance, an INR 250 crore multi-stakeholder platform that sought to improve maternal, adolescent and child health outcomes in India. She has over a decade of experience, having led teams in the areas of financial inclusion, public health and CSR, and functions across strategy, business development, and communications. Rachita has an MBA from Judge Business School at Cambridge University and a BA in History from Yale University.

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