Working from home has made many across the world spend their days and even nights tied to their laptops and mobile phones. So, when Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma posted on Twitter about a seven-hour-long Zoom meeting, the internet could only strongly relate. The Paytm CEO runs an organisation of over 13,000 people, and understandably remains busy through the day. But this seven-hour Zoom call had him trip.
“Just finished my probably, the longest Zoom call(sic),” Vijay Shekhar Sharma wrote on Twitter Monday. He said that the call went on for 7 hours and 45 minutes. While many Twitter users related to Sharma’s ordeal, many others scoffed at the feat saying that they had spent many an hour more talking to their school or college crushes.
“…Still you didn’t break my record. I used to talk to my gf 10 hours continuously,” one Twitter user said.
“Sounds like the honeymoon stage in dating,” said another Twitter user.
Yet another quipped that one could have watched Sholay and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, both Bollywood films that ran beyond three hours, within the time.
Yet others were worried about the condition of the person responsible for taking down the minutes of the meeting.
Meanwhile, there were others who said glorifying marathon meetings of the sort affect work-life balance.
In the time Vijay Shekhar Sharma took to finish one Zoom call, one could have flown from Delhi to Dubai and back.
Paytm, India’s leading digital payments service, has recently filed its preliminary offering documents, with an aim to raise $2.2 billion, according to a Bloomberg report. If the target is met, Paytm’s IPO will be India’s largest-ever debut. Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL) recently announced that it has enabled India’s first metro parking facility in association with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).