Not everyone in India is going without a salary hike in 2020

Indian professionals are split between making peace with pay cuts and demanding pay raises in this year of crisis.

Some experts say the lack of increments is not a big issue as people are saving money on commutes as they work from home, and spending on eateries, cinema halls, and shopping malls have been cut. However, some argue that employees are having to spend on electricity, wifi, and other resources at home with no additional compensation. Moreover, the burden of house chores and parenting weights heavy for many—especially women.

Luckily for some, certain jobs are Covid-proof, which means that they are still well in demand and employers are happy to hand out handsome compensations for them. Highly-skilled professionals across sectors have a leg up when employers cherry-pick roles to reward.

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