It was that time of the year when both employee and employers were nervous. Yes, you guessed it right – Appraisal Discussion. I was all set with my list of achievements, awards, target achieved, appreciation mails etc. But there was this unpleasant silence in the room. Yet, I managed to keep a check on my nerves.
Soon the conference door opened and I was now in front of my manager. IT showed no emotions, no smile, no frowning, no nothing. Just a straight face. I was ready with my list and the discussion went on and on. IT did not sweat, nor did it take any breaks between the questions. IT was very clear, to the point, absolutely precise. It was a boring discussion for me and I was glad when it ended. But it did not end well for my manager. IT had crashed by the end of the discussion. My only concern was that IT should have saved this discussion or else I would have to go through the torture.
If you haven’t guessed it by now, let me tell you that the IT I have been talking about is a ROBOT. I won’t be surprised to see robots as our bosses. Perhaps, we will report to them, they will appraise us and who knows, FIRE us too!
But my curiosity (aka problem) is bigger than this.
– Will we, as employees, manage to work in harmony with robots?
– Will robots have the authority to fire employees (Us, humans)?!
– Will there be new policy that will protect robot’s interests?
– Will there be situations when humans will file a case against a robot for being unfair or being biased?
I’m pretty damn moved and imagining such situation. What about you? Share your views, ideas and apprehensions about this; not that far from reality, are we? 🙂