Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy's advice that India's youngsters must work for 70 hours every week in a bid to boost the country's overall work productivity has caused an explosion on social media and other platforms and led to many mixed reactions from users.
On Friday, Dr. Deepak Krishnamurthy, a Bengaluru-based cardiologist weighed in on the issue and in a detailed post on X (formerly Twitter), broke down the amount of time spent by an average professional dividing the day between work and other commitments.
The post, which saw numerous retweets and likes from users, also had several comments. Some users agreed with the doctor's views while others disagreed.
"Very true. And, the analogy they try to portray is that if someone who happily puts 60 to 70 hours gets ahead in career, is not at all true. You just get better in the eyes of your manager. Ultimately, your talent that speaks," one user wrote.
"To say the least, this will lead to cardiac issues, stress related complications, mental & psychological problems, divorce, parental issues, anxiety and so on," another user wrote.
"The average working hours provided by the International Labour Organization - 52hr on average weekly hours. It's possible to work 70 hours a week," a third user wrote.