Kamat said such employees with a body mass index (BMI) of less than 25 would receive a half-month salary as a bonus. He further added that at present the average BMI of Zero staff is 25.3.
The founder and CEO of Xerodha is often in the news because of his tweets. This time there is a heated discussion about his tweet about the weight of the workers. Through this tweet, he advised the employees to stay fit. He has also announced an award for this. However, users on social media are dissatisfied with this suggestion. Many users also raised questions in his tweet. Let us know about this whole thing.
March 7 Kamat launches a challenge for employees
On Thursday (March 8), on the occasion of World Health Day, Kamat announced a health program for his staff. He said the body mass index (BMI) of such employees would be less than 25. As a bonus they will get one and a half month salary. He further added that at present the average BMI of Zero staff is 25.3. If employees bring their BMI down to 24, they will get one and a half months salary as a bonus.
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Time until August to complete the challenge
Kamat gave staff until August to complete the challenge. This challenge means that within the next 4 months, employees have the opportunity to receive a full month’s salary as a bonus. However, this challenge is not for everyone. Only obese workers can take on this challenge. Those whose BMI is already low, they can’t take advantage of it even if they want to.
We’re running a fun health program zerodhaonline, Anyone with BMI <25 in our team gets half a month's salary as a bonus. Our team average BMI is 25.3 and if we reach <24 by August, everyone will get one more month as a bonus. It would be fun to compete with other companies 1/3
– Nithin Kamath (@ Nithin0dha) April 7, 2022
Kamat’s focus is on the health of the workers
Kamat has in the past also announced some programs for the health of the workers. Last year she started a 12-month healthy goal program. In it, people were encouraged to take care of their health during the Corona epidemic. In fact, working from home forced people to stay indoors. Due to this he had to sit for several hours straight.
Have you considered paying higher wages, at least 4 weeks of paid leave, long-distance work options, and extended sick leave instead? All of this will result in more “health” for employees than the “get eating disorder” plan you’re going to have here – Annie Ballet (্যানanniballet) April 8, 2022
This is sad by all means, your BMI determines your salary bonus! Despite knowing everything well, BMI is an old metric that does not account for all body types or any version. This practice is not healthy, it is discriminatory! pic.twitter.com/hJMtqwfRk8
– Kushal (ush kushchronicle21) April 7, 2022
What does BMI mean?
BMI is considered a measure of health. It shows that a person is fat, perfect or underweight. The formula for BMI is simple. BMI = Weight (kg) / Height2
Although it cannot be considered 100% accurate, in the world of athletics, a BMI above 25 is considered unhealthy. Kamat makes it clear that while BMI is not the most accurate way to track health and fitness, it is the easiest way to take health precautions. He says that walking 10,000 steps a day would be a great start if you want to stay healthy.