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To: vannrox; AmericanInTokyo
@vannrox: LOL. The Chinese do not have “layoffs” like they have in the States. You are bound by contract. If there isn’t any work, the company is obligated to keep you on as “overhead” until the end of your contract.

Not according to 环球时报 (that I assume you know is published by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China):

Mass layoffs in Chinese internet companies hint at sector’s growth toward quality and efficiency

A friendly advise: If you want to spread false statements do not write things that can be investigated.
29 posted on 02/25/2019 1:41:02 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith

Well, then I am wrong. I’ll have to check with my attorney.

What I do know is that I am contractually obligated to pay my employees through the duration of their contract. Upon completion of their contract, I have to pay them one months salary for every year of employment if they choose to leave my employ.

In my over 15 years of living in China, I have never met or heard of anyone being laidoff. I guess that I am out of the mainstream in that regard. What about the people that you know? What are their stories of being laidoff. Are they like getting laidoff in the USA?

I’d ask someone, but I don’t know any who was ever laid off. I do know a few that were let go. But that doesn’t really count.

I think it is a terrible thing to be laid off. I, myself have been under this situation many, many times in the past. It really sucked. That’s one of the reasons why I like the Chinese system of contracts. If the company breaks the contract, then you need to go through arbitration to resolve things.

I’ve been thinking about that chart that you posted. At first glance I assumed that they were using the search engines about themselves, but maybe they were researching about the state of affairs in other nations. Who knows?

As in all cases, I cannot tell you what official policy is out of Beijing. All that I can relate is the day to day working level policies that are practiced in the Southern industrial heartland. For everyone, I hope that everything gets resolved soon.

I have every confidence in Trump and what will happen, though on the street-level it’s not nearly as dramatic as everyone wants to believe. The Chinese are a pretty resilient people. Don’t ya know.

30 posted on 02/25/2019 4:15:01 AM PST by vannrox (The Preamble to the Bill of Rights - without it, our Bill of Rights is meaningless!)
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