• Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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Employee takes leave citing “emergency”; boss spots her watching IPL

The boss later told her in a personal message that he saw her having a very worried expression while watching the match.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru batter Virat Kohli plays a shot during an Indian Premier League match. (Photo by ARUN SANKAR/AFP via Getty Images)

By: Shubham Ghosh

CRICKET fever has gripped India with the start of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 on March 22 and fans have queued up outside the venues to get a glimpse of their cricketing heroes, notwithstanding the extreme heat conditions.

A woman, who is among the millions of cricket fans, also joined the queue but invited trouble for herself.

How?

According to reports, the woman, a fan of Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB), went to watch her favourite team play Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru from her office on April 2. She told her boss that she had to leave due to a family emergency and she was allowed to take leave.

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However, her luck turned out to be poor as her boss spotted her on television while she was enjoying the game at the stadium.

Revealing the matter herself in an Instagram video, the woman said her boss had seen her on television in the stands. According to her, he inquired about her fondness for RCB and when she said she indeed is a fan of the team, he remarked that she “must be disappointed” to watch the match as he “saw her with a very worried expression”, revealing that he saw her on the TV screen.

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“I saw you only for a second and recognised you. So that was the reason for the early logout yesterday,” he told her in a message and followed it up with a laughter emoji.

“Moye moye getting real day by day,” she wrote in the caption.

We, however, don’t know what happened in the end.

The post received massive response on the platform.

“Every other person at stadium tried to be focussed on camera but they didnt get a chance….now come to YOU,” said a user.

Another said, “They must fire you..first lied at office and then shared your office personal chat”

A third said, “It’s fine. Manager should provide liberty to the employee so that he can tell the truth or just let it be private life.”

“Omgggg big hard luck,” said another.

RCB had a poor day in the field, losing to Lucknow by 28 runs.

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