1. Post resignation from Tata Chemicals, Nirmalya Kumar pens blog named ‘I just got Fired’

Post resignation from Tata Chemicals, Nirmalya Kumar pens blog named ‘I just got Fired’

Following reports on the resignation its Non-Executive Director, Nirmalya Kumar, the former GEC member today described his last few days at the company, in a blog post, named 'I Just got Fired'.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: November 5, 2016 1:17 PM
Earlier, the Tata Chemicals, in a filing to the BSE, announced that Dr Nirmalya Kumar had resigned from the Board of the Company with effect from October 31, 2016. (Twitter) Earlier, the Tata Chemicals, in a filing to the BSE, announced that Dr Nirmalya Kumar had resigned from the Board of the Company with effect from October 31, 2016. (Twitter)

Following reports on the resignation of Tata Chemicals’ Non-Executive Director, Nirmalya Kumar, the former GEC member today described his last few days at the company, in a blog post, named ‘I Just got Fired’.

Earlier, the Tata Chemicals, in a filing to the BSE, announced that Dr Nirmalya Kumar had resigned from the Board of the Company with effect from October 31, 2016. Kumar was also a stategists at the Tata Sons, and worked closely with the ousted Chairman of the group, Cyrus Mistry. Kumar’s resignation came days after the Tatas replaced Cyrus Mistry as the Chairman of the Tata Sons group with former Chairman, Ratan Tata.

In his blog Kumar wrote, “At 9:00 pm, I get a call from a colleague with whom I had worked very closely and got along famously as we were often on the same side of arguments. He informs me: “it is my unpleasant duty to say your services are no longer required”. No explanation. I query does this mean I do not need to show up tomorrow morning? Receive an affirmative reply. That’s it. It’s all over in a minute.”

The academician further mentioned in his blog, “Now readers, no pity is needed. It is something that has happened to many, and there are entire reality shows on TV built around the theme “You are fired!” But, still nothing prepares you for this. I realize that I am unemployed for the first time since the age of 18.”

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    M Masood
    Nov 5, 2016 at 9:55 am
    It's sad that a so called value based organization is taking such autocratic unilateral decisions. "A new dimension of Intolerance"!
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      sadashiv potadar
      Nov 5, 2016 at 11:55 am
      It seems that younger generation is not in sync with the established top br and hence they get fired. Tatas have never been in news as this in the past decades. Let us wait for the better outcome. Sadashiv Potadar
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        subrata
        Nov 5, 2016 at 12:34 pm
        15000 TCS employees were shown the door around 2 years back......under Mr. Mistry's leadership..... and there must have been strong reasons for doing this....TCS employees also felt the same while got the pink slip.........so why there is doubt that there is no valid reason for removing Mr. Mistry and his hand picked team?
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          VR
          Nov 6, 2016 at 2:07 am
          Nirmalya Kumar didn't bring much value compared to his peers and unworthy person being sacked in a fashionable way and cursing TATA organization which allowed to nurture his dreams is all forgotten in a minute. This executives wannabe Chairman's close aide is also equally responsible for TCS slowness in the market seen in last decade. Blueprint and vision for TCS was prepared by his juniors and not him.
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