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Indian companies believe Netflix’s Money Heist sets a great example for teamwork, give leave on premiere day

It's Netflix and chill day on September 3 for employees of a few Indian companies as the Spanish heist crime series titled Money Heist releases its final season on Netflix that day 

Akhila Damodaran
Sep 03, 2021
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Money Heist Season 5 to release on September 3

Employees of a few Indian companies rejoice singing 'Jaldi Aao, jaldi aao', Nucleya's anthem for the Money Heist series, as they await season 5 of the Spanish heist crime series on the OTT streaming giant Netflix. Such is the popularity of the show La Casa De Papel. The companies too have decided to go lenient on their employees as they believe their teams deserve a break after working for months from home during the lockdown. They say that they have decided to give them a break to keep them motivated and participate in the 'team-building exercise', demonstrated in the series.  

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It's Netflix and Chill day for the employees so that they can enjoy the Money Heist finale

Companies like VerveLogic and Memechat have declared a holiday on September 3. They are also providing Netflix subscriptions to their teams to watch the series. Speaking to OTTplay, Abhishek Jain, CEO of VerveLogic, shares that the Spanish show demonstrates great teamwork and offering leave on September 3 is part of a team-building exercise. Jain says, "The series is about teamwork. It shows the group working together towards a common goal, despite having occasional arguments and differences in their opinions. They decide to stick together and believe in the professor even when he fails to respond to them."

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The company VerveLogic shares a 'task list' with its team to watch Money Heist

A fan of the show himself, Jain further shares, "The companies usually give leaves on festivals, why not for entertainment as well? This will be a fun break for everyone who has been tirelessly working from their homes." Jain planned to declare it a holiday as he wanted to enjoy the show too and is offering a Netflix subscription to his team of 80 plus odd employees if they do not have one already. "I didn't know that over 30 per cent of our team are fans of the show. I had sent out the email in the evening and I got a completely different reaction than usual days when I walked into the office the next morning. Everyone was super excited. And, those who haven't seen the show can start watching it on September 3," he adds.

Jain watched the show during the lockdown this year with his family when he got some time off work.

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It's Netflix and Chill Day for the team to watch the Money Heist finale

On the other hand, watching some popular web series have been a part of the work culture for MemeChat. Taaran Chanana, Co-Founder and Managing Director of MemeChat App says that the team members usually watch several web series together and make memes around them. But for Money Heist, he has decided to give his team a break to just enjoy the show. He tells OTTplay, "Money Heist is one of the best shows that we watched after a long time during the lockdown. It is pretty popular among millennials and others alike. We had to take off and watch it. This would also help the team stay motivated and boost their morale. "  

The Delhi-based company has around 100 employees and interns. Chanana has decided to give subscriptions to all the team members to enjoy the show. "Everyone is excited and happy. We all have been eagerly awaiting the finale. But I am trying to keep my expectations lower. The last season of many popular shows like Games of Thrones and Sacred Games was not so good. But hopefully, Money Heist won't disappoint," says the fan of The Professor.

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