My email sent out this morning to the team:
Getting a life (on Saturdays)
to Ankit, Ravi, Manish, Prashant, Vikas, Aayush, Nitin
First, I am doing good, got back from the hospital, recovered over the weekend and raring to go now. I’ll see you in office today. Thankfully, after a bunch of tests, doctors ruled out any cardiac ailment – so, I’ll stick with you longer than you thought :-d
WebEngage is now a 5 day workplace
Now, on a serious note, I guess its about time to rethink a few things. I don’t know how it works with other people, but for me it took a health scare to get to rethink. All of us have worked incredibly hard to build a respectable company – mind you, we started from zero. And you know how much work has gone into it – code night outs, scalability nightmares, support calls at midnight from the US, crazy sales trips to squeeze 8-10 meetings in a day. We did everything to make it work. However, in doing all of the above, I have pushed each one of you to limits. I now realize that. Sorry mate.
I owe you a gift. I owe you your Saturdays. Go brother, its yours. Do things you like, spend time with your friends and family, let’s go for team outings (yikes, we haven’t had one in an year now!). And, if, you still want to code, come over to my place 🙂
We are now a 5 day working company. Yay!
Bottom-line, we won’t we working on Saturdays anymore starting this week unless its a pre-planned one. Support emails for all the paid plans will still be answered promptly on the weekend. Enterprise plan customers will continue to get uninterrupted 24*7 support as per the SLA.
I have taken this decision to give much needed respite to the team that builds this awesomeness called WebEngage for you. They need love too 🙂