TinyOwl employees of the Pune branch took one of the senior executive hostage. The drama began when TinyOwl which is a food-ordering startup announced to close the Pune branch. The drama became public as the senior employee needed help from the Police and the media.
However, the company has issued a statement in which they claim to have solved the problem or misunderstanding. The incident has brought to the fore challenges associated with the App economy.
“We have had a long day in resolving a critical situation in Pune wherein two of our employees had been made to stay back in office for over 48 hours. We have been able to resolve this and have immediately started working on considering the demands beyond the terms of employment, placed forward by other employees from other cities. We request you to please give us some time to first address our employees concerns. Post that we will be more than happy to answer any queries you may have.” – Harshvardhan Mandad – CoFounder & CEO, TinyOwl