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(The New Paper (Singapore))   Chinese salesmen run half-naked after not meeting performance target. "Majority of the employees, while embarrassed, said they accepted the punishment as they had agreed to it earlier"   (tnp.sg) divider line 26
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2013-02-20 11:55:19 AM  
"Did I ever tell you about the time Bill Brasky forced me to wear a woman's bikini? Well anyway, Brasky tears off my clothes and forces me to wear this skimpy bikini. For the next three months I had to conduct my business wearing only a woman's bathing suit. I would cry from shame and question my manhood daily, but I'll be damned if at the end of the quarter my sales hadn't tripled!"
 
2013-02-20 12:09:53 PM  
More than 20 employees had to take part in the run, which took place when temperatures were as low as 11 degrees.

11 degrees Celsius.
11 celsius is equal to 51.80 fahrenheit
Meh. I sleep with my windows open when it's in the 50s.
 
2013-02-20 12:25:54 PM  
I guess clothes are for closers as well.
 
2013-02-20 01:09:21 PM  
Which half?
 
2013-02-20 01:21:24 PM  
Well, it's not as if shrinkage would be an issue with those tiny packages.

What? Another sensitivity course?
 
2013-02-20 02:00:31 PM  
Chinese steal American innovations again.

I worked in sales for many years. I never agreed to participate in any humiliating "team-building exercises."  Whenever an asshole boss came up with one, I shot it down. A salesperson's job is to relieve a customer's suffering. People who enjoy others' suffering make poor salespeople.  I want to be a good salesman so I'm not going to learn to enjoy others' suffering.
 
2013-02-20 02:01:11 PM  
How many Americans would this corporate policy kill? ( not that we would ever implement anything like this over here, too many potential lawsuits...)
 
2013-02-20 02:06:27 PM  
Meh.  I'd throw in a truffle shuffle or two, just to be a wise-ass.
 
2013-02-20 02:46:57 PM  
What about saleswomen?
 
2013-02-20 02:50:27 PM  
Majority of Chinese, while embarrassed, said they accept a culture of sexual harassment and gender bias as they agree to it daily.
 
2013-02-20 02:51:43 PM  

Chinese salesmen run half-naked after not meeting performance target.


I didn't know anyone was selling Chinese.
 
2013-02-20 02:53:10 PM  

Arkanaut: What about saleswomen?


Didn't feel like reading the article?
 
2013-02-20 02:55:48 PM  
So the frat brothers from Michigan are now studying abroad?
 
2013-02-20 03:01:57 PM  
static.moviefanatic.com
 
2013-02-20 03:11:49 PM  
It's a Chinese mindset.

My sister is over there teaching English and they punish failure while we reward success. Humiliating employees such as calling them out during a meeting and spending time screaming at them is quite common. It makes them terrified of taking risks.

She started rewarding her students and they started crying because of the crap I send her from the dollar store is a first for them.

/Of course we have the opposite problem.
 
2013-02-20 04:20:54 PM  

talan123: It's a Chinese mindset.

My sister is over there teaching English and they punish failure while we reward success. Humiliating employees such as calling them out during a meeting and spending time screaming at them is quite common. It makes them terrified of taking risks.

She started rewarding her students and they started crying because of the crap I send her from the dollar store is a first for them.

/Of course we have the opposite problem.


Are you sending food? Because it would be ridiculous to ship goods purchased from the dollar store to your sister IN CHINA.
 
2013-02-20 04:44:57 PM  

talan123: It's a Chinese mindset.

My sister is over there teaching English and they punish failure while we reward success. Humiliating employees such as calling them out during a meeting and spending time screaming at them is quite common. It makes them terrified of taking risks.

She started rewarding her students and they started crying because of the crap I send her from the dollar store is a first for them.

/Of course we have the opposite problem.


So you are rewarding them with cheap crap made in China?  They are probably crying cause they made it last month.  And your sister is reminding them how their life sucks..  for shame.
 
2013-02-20 05:16:57 PM  
cdn.memestache.com
 
2013-02-20 07:46:22 PM  

"Their female colleagues were not spared and were also running alongside the men in thin clothing."


Frap frap frap...

 
2013-02-20 09:57:04 PM  
futurejerks.com

/obscure?
 
2013-02-20 10:15:31 PM  
Can we have a thread fill with half naked China(wo)men?
 
2013-02-21 12:46:28 AM  

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: Are you sending food? Because it would be ridiculous to ship goods purchased from the dollar store to your sister IN CHINA.


When I was in China they had these mall like things which were just old warehouses where people rented out storage units and sold crap.  And it was all total crap, like the stuff they couldn't sell abroad as it was too tacky / too much lead / dangerous.  Oh and some 10-15 year old plastic crap.

And a couple blocks away they had a super high end mall.  A little weird.
 
2013-02-21 06:09:23 AM  

WordsnCollision: /obscure?


Nothing is on Fark. I came here to post it.

/ Ribbons of shame
 
2013-02-21 07:38:38 AM  
i loove punishment

come on "punish" me
 
2013-02-21 09:06:41 AM  
We have nothing to worry about from China. Everything they do culturally stifles innovation, discourages creativity and open-ended thinking, and reinforces the head-down, eyes on the ground posture.  Before it ever unraveled into a capitalist state, it would degenerate into a plutocracy so much worse than our own, with well-connected families on top, and low-born serfs and factory workers at the bottom with zero chances for advancement.  Also hobbling them is the utter lack of any ethic in business. They will quite literally stretch their infant formula with melamine just to make a buck. It's like an entire nation made up only of sociopaths and obedient mice.  And they don't feel they need the regulatory structures of a capitalist nation because they persist in the delusion that they have communism.

America and Europe are in rough shape, but China is much worse off, because they need to replace their entire culture before they can enter the 21st century.
 
2013-02-21 02:33:39 PM  
Chinese men can have awesome muscle tone. Just saying that if any pix are available, let's see 'em.
 
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