I just gotten news that a sales colleague of mine just tendered his resignation a few days ago. Apparently he got a scolding from his Japanese manager and he just couldn't hold his temper any longer. And apparently his manager is a shorty. I've always heard of short people having short temper. Reason being the amount of abuse they are subjected to throughout their lives. I never believed that theory but I'm turning convert. These shorties are really perverted~
Anyway that scolding just pushed him over the edge. There were several reasons which prompted him to leave. Among them : low salary, low bonus, incompetent management, short crazy direct boss and being treated like a ball.
A ball... its really the most appropriate term to describe him... He probably spends more time in Shenzhen office than HK. He is under HK staffing, but he follow China's working calender. That means he will be working when his friends in HK are having holidays and vice versa. And being a HK staff, he starts with only 7 days of annual leave as compared to 14 days for China staff. Adding salt, pepper and lime to injury, his bonus was based on HK office's standards. Basically everyone in China office got twice as much bonus as him.
I always believe that if a company demands loyalty from its staff, it must first take good care of its staff. Apparently in this company they are taking care of the Japanese staff and leaving shitty scraps for the locals. Can't complain much if you need the money. If you don't like it, just leave~
Turnover rate in the company? Probably 30-50% annually for local staff. Thats like a fricking war zone. And you get a fresh recruit fighting with you the next day, another the next, and another the next... By the 5th recruit you start to tell yourself, "if bootcamp didn't train them well enough its their problem, they're going to die anyway."
And just this morning another of those recruits came over and asked my staff how to do this and how to do that... I'm leading an IT team, not a nursery! Where's the fricking training plan for sales staffing? What kind of fricking company doesn't have a training plan for new staff? What the frick are those people in HR doing? Oh wait... they call themselves HR but they are actually recruitment and payroll.
Do I look like I bother? No, I don't!