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(AP News)   China expected that discouraging manufacturing workers from taking their traditional Lunar New Year holiday would make them more productive. Let's see how that went   (apnews.com) divider line
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2021-03-01 12:25:32 AM  
Yeah, Mardis Gras is overrated too
 
2021-03-01 7:02:35 AM  
That was an entirely hilarious thing to ask.  It's the farking lunar new year.  I'm not sure there's a more important holiday on the Chinese calendar.  Be like asking everyone in the US to skip Christmas.  Good luck with that.
 
2021-03-01 7:51:52 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: That was an entirely hilarious thing to ask.  It's the farking lunar new year.  I'm not sure there's a more important holiday on the Chinese calendar.  Be like asking everyone in the US to skip Christmas.  Good luck with that.


Er, about that.

Had some Jewish friends in college that loved working on campus during Christmas as they got holiday pay.
 
2021-03-01 8:11:11 AM  

freakdiablo: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: That was an entirely hilarious thing to ask.  It's the farking lunar new year.  I'm not sure there's a more important holiday on the Chinese calendar.  Be like asking everyone in the US to skip Christmas.  Good luck with that.

Er, about that.

Had some Jewish friends in college that loved working on campus during Christmas as they got holiday pay.


And I'm sure they found a few people that didn't give a shiat about this either.  But overall?  It's farking huge.  Even off mainland China it's not something you skip.  Even the gweilo out there do the lunar new year thing.
 
2021-03-01 8:22:33 AM  
Uh Oh, Chinese workers disobeying big brother. If you aren't careful your social score will take a hit and that extra bowl of noodles a day You've been working towards will be denied.
 
2021-03-01 9:07:37 AM  
Yeah, you get diminishing returns out of workers past about 30 hours a week and the further they get away from a real vacation.  As a production supervisor at a factory I have literally seen my workers average 100+% efficiency for a 5 day week in a 4 day week after a long weekend.  Getting more than quota out of workers is all about getting them to want to run good numbers, and time off absolutely helps that.

But the article seems to be more about demand than supply.
 
2021-03-01 9:26:20 AM  
China's manufacturing recovery weakened for a third month in February as exports and new orders declined,

This probably has more to do with weakening purchasing power from the US and Europe.

But sales have been hurt by unease among Chinese consumers about the economic outlook and renewed disease outbreaks abroad that have prompted governments to reimpose business and travel curbs.

Or not.

Some forecasters expected manufacturing to benefit if employees stayed on the job instead of taking the usual break of up to two weeks.

This right here is one of the problems I have with China. Don't work your people to burn out, assholes.
 
2021-03-01 11:13:06 AM  

electricjebus: Yeah, you get diminishing returns out of workers past about 30 hours a week and the further they get away from a real vacation.  As a production supervisor at a factory I have literally seen my workers average 100+% efficiency for a 5 day week in a 4 day week after a long weekend.  Getting more than quota out of workers is all about getting them to want to run good numbers, and time off absolutely helps that.

But the article seems to be more about demand than supply.


For a brief time I worked at a furniture manufacturing plant. They had mandatory PTO (3 days every 6 months) workers where required to take. Plus regular earned PTO. But there where certain months like November, and the first three weeks of December that everyone had to work.

Builder monkey is hard work.
 
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