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Reality of Working in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 30, 2012


Here is an excerpt of an excellent post that characterizes what working in China is like…

From http://www.puddingandchopsticks.com

Excerpt

Work place drama and what it’s like to work in a Chinese company.

March 22nd, 2012 § 1

Working in a Chinese company can be pretty cool, interesting, funny, insightful, but also, a living hell.

Here is a list of things that have happened recently. And, to be fair, I am not directing any of this at China, or at Chinese people. The people that I am going to write about are Chinese, and work at a Chinese company, but perhaps it’s just this specific place of employment that is different from everywhere else. And not a specific China issue. But I will say that on some level they are a sample of what Chinese people can be. So take it with a grain of salt.

We are switching some roles around at work. The gentleman that owns the company asked one worker to do a new set of job tasks. He outright refused, and had the balls to then tell the boss that he will not change his job, and will continue to do exactly what he was doing. Which was nothing.

A little back story to the next tid bit. I ran a department and did a specific task. I then switched departments…

Continue here

http://www.puddingandchopsticks.com/2012/03/22/work-place-drama-and-what-its-like-to-work-in-a-chinese-company/

3 Responses to “Reality of Working in China”

  1. Brewskie said

    ” ‘Ol Pudding” (Josh) also had a recent post about his pad. Apparently – and not surprising – it’s displaying symptoms of shitty construction. He told me a prior place also gave him trouble, but at least there the managers were nice and quicko-pronto about fixing stuff up, unlike the “It’s yours: deals with it attitude” displayed by many building managers.

  2. Tron HonoH said

    中共賣國 -

    黃金坪島
    绸缎島
    黑瞎子島
    庫頁島
    江心坡
    南坎
    白龍尾島
    蘇岩礁
    弹丸礁
    黄岩島
    中業島
    藏南
    釣魚島
    琉球群島
    蒙古

    • wtdevflnt said

      translation
      Chinese Communist traitor -

      Gold Ping Island
      Satin Island
      Heixiazi Island
      Sakhalin
      Middle of the river slope
      Namkham
      The Bailong Last Island
      Su rocks
      Projectile reef
      Huangyan Island
      In the industry, Island
      Southern Tibet
      Diaoyu Islands
      Ryukyu Islands
      Mongolia

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