Monday, July 24, 2006

Ridiculous crap

Our company has a basketball team which plays against some of the other Haide Group teams. There are some guys in the office who clearly only work here because of their height, and are useless at their actual job. Today one of the basketball player (who actually is a very good employee) told me that last week each member of the team was fined 50 RMB for "not being hospitible enough to the visiting team." For a westerner earning $50,000 per year, that is an equlivalent fine (salary percentage-wise) of about $175, quite a lot of money! When the players complained, the Chinese president decided to give the whole staff a 200-400 per month salary increase... except for the members of the basketball team.

Ridiculous crap!!