The Indian public sector banks have a very poor reputation when it comes to their working style despite the fact that many things have improved over the years. However, one Indian bank has become favorite of Indian netizens as many customers of that bank have come up and shared their experiences with it.
Yes, you guessed it right! We are talking about State Bank of India aka SBI and it’s an open secret that their employees are known for asking customers to come back after lunch for getting their work completed. Nevertheless, Twitterati went crazy when an Indian from London tweeted the photo of premises of SBI, London, and wrote that the bank was closed for lunch. He tweeted, “not the SBI in London shut at 12:30 in the afternoon (lunch hour)”.
In another tweet he wrote, “currently feeling very represented”.
Soon Desis flooded the micro-blogging site with reactions and trolled the bank for following the same rules even outside the country. Here are some selected reactions:
Living up to the expectations
— Teja (@GoneSpeaks) June 10, 2022
It’s called SBI for a reason
— Prakruthi (@prakruthiccc) June 10, 2022
Hum jaha bhi jaaye waise ke waise hi rehenge. Remember that dog tail always bends
— LAVAN (@just_lavan) June 10, 2022
Wanha per bhi lounch hours ka dikkat hai network busy this atm is out of service type ki problem wanha bhi hai he bhagwan ab hum kya hi kare
— Dr-Mac (@DrMac9) June 10, 2022
Never forget your roots..
— Typing Error (@Escapis79289182) June 10, 2022
— Deepak Kapure (@kapuredeepak) June 11, 2022
SBI staying true to their roots no matter where they go 👏🏽
— Rosh 🌻 (@RockbottomRo) June 10, 2022
Consistency is very important.
— Anish Kochar (@anish_kochar) June 9, 2022
However there were several others who questioned these netizens as to what the problem is in taking a break from work for having lunch:
Ain't offices and workers have a lunch break. Better to take a break instead of reduced staff between those hours.
— Dextryl Ferrao (@Dextryl) June 10, 2022
When Australians give 1 hour lunch break to their employees, we glorify it as work life balance. I don't know what's the issue if the company shuts off for an hour to allow their employees to have their lunch in peace.
— Ankit (@ankitB90) June 10, 2022
So your saying sbi employees are not supposed to have lunch!? … Entitled much!!
— Arijit Ganguly #SaveSoil (@KarmicCode) June 10, 2022
What do you want?? Bank employees shouldn't have lunch, just because you can't reach on proper time?? 😡
— Mallik Mohammed Mahboob (@IncMallik) June 11, 2022
Great! Unless we expect them to eat cheque leaflets and continue working. Everyone should take off from work to eat.
— BilluKePapa (@PuneetBishnoi) June 10, 2022
On the other hand, the SBI UK has also responded to the tweet made by the person from London. In its first tweet, SBI UK wrote, “We have noticed your tweet and we regret the inconvenience caused, if any. Please email your query/grievance to [email protected] and we will try and assist you in the best possible way.”
We have noticed your tweet and we regret the inconvenience caused, if any. Please email your query/grievance to [email protected] and we will try and assist you in the best possible way.
— SBI UK (@sbi_uk) June 13, 2022
The second tweet of SBI UK read, “Kindly also advise exact date and time of your visit as the doors are never closed during normal office hours. Also, the Bank does not close for lunch during business hours.”
Kindly also advise exact date and time of your visit as the doors are never closed during normal office hours. Also, the Bank does not close for lunch during business hours.
— SBI UK (@sbi_uk) June 13, 2022
What do you think of this incident and how has been your experience with SBI?