The Week That Was (Sept 27 – Oct 3)

The week saw Tecom, the Dubai based promoter of the SmartCity Kochi project, turning down the ultimatum issued by the State Government. The Government had earlier issued a letter to Tecom to inform their willingness to go ahead with the project by the month end.
It was towards the end of the week that we carried the story about the alleged mismanagement of BlueLabs by its CEO. In what could be seen as an outburst of their feelings, the employees of the company who lost their jobs spewed their venom on the CEO through comments, calls and mails to us. When it got too personal, we had to edit out some of them and finally, close the comments.
While most of the 100 techies who lost their jobs have got employment in Kochi, Coimbatore and Bangalore, some of them are still jobless and the tag of having worked with a tainted company haunts them.

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