Managers interviewed on Monday and in the same day they fixed the people come to work after a week. There’s a lot of middle-aged people in the city town seeking this position as their factory facing bankrupt problem . Xiao Liang looked at his resume at her spare time, know his surname is Piao, more than ten years old than she and Xiao Ma, is a manager of a machinery factory, his previously company with poor performance and can’t pay salary for nearly one year.
“I heard here the wages is fine, so I wanted to come here for work.” That’s what he said to Xiao Liang.
A week later, Lao Piao started to work in the factory, he and Xiao Ma made a simple transition, Xiao Ma left his work early as he expected. That’s the status of China. Billions of people! Whatever who is missing, the earth is still turn around. Never think how important you’re , you actually just a piece of tomato. Further more, Xiao Ma is just a ordinary people here.
At the end of month, Xiao Liang pay special attention Lao Piao’s salary, his salary was twice as high than Xiao Ma. Xiao Liang felt injustice for Xiao Ma, if Xiao Ma has got such salary, he may not choose to leave. However, Lao Piao has working experience ! At least, manager Bi said.
Quality Manager Pang is typical Cantonese. Not tall, only a high school graduate. He joined Hang Heng after graduation directly. He started at the beginning in the Guangdong branch factory as ordinary worker in the workshop. His flexible mind, responsive, and strict for quality control soon get attention from senior manager. Only one year, he has prompted as a leader, three years later, the company hired him as an manager of the workshop. This time, the assignment working the North, is his personal application actually. He thought himself is still very young, lack of experience, that’s not good for his future promotion. The company accepted his application gave him surprise. but his title although counted as manager, However, he is well aware of the difference with several managers who came from Hong Kong. Especially in wages.
Company’s production went smoothly. However, Bi Rong Wu and Xiao Liang encountered several bureaus audit one by one.
The first is local tax bureau and national tax bureau audit.Unfortunately the accounts that they made exists problems, they’re required to redo the account according to the requirements of national accounts, while their accounts is based on their company’s requirement. The tax bureau gave them a big fine with total RMB 30,000 . Bi Rong Wu felt a strong headache about that.The Hong Kong side of the account management is a completely different side, if in accordance with the Mainland standards , then Hong Kong companies can’t accept. Bi Rong Wu invited the officers from bureau held several dinner , repeated and explained their difficulties, and finally they reluctantly agreed to cut the fine to RMB 15,000. And plus a new account system must be in accordance with the standards of the mainland within three months. Otherwise, the next will not be simple as fine, their business registration document may be cancelled due to that. Lao Piao , was also invited as he knew all the officers in a small city town, further more, he can company the officers to drink while Bi Rong Wu can’t do it. The final result is the fine deduct to RMB 15,000, but Xiao Liang’s workload increase, she has to prepare two sets of accounts now, one set for the Hong Kong company, one set prepared for local tax bureau. BI Rong Wu promised as soon as the company got profitable, her salary will be increased.
After working in Hang Heng for three months, Lao Piao’s department added a young man as his assistant, a new technical primary school graduates. Bi Rong Wu and other three managers held a meeting together after the tax audit finished, all have a very good impression on Lao Piao’s job, they hope he can do more to the company and help the business run more smoothly.
Xiao Liang also has a new colleague now. They are all young and soon get to know each other. The most curious people among them is Xiao Qing, She is also just graduated from university, which was her first job either, but she has stayed at home for half a year. She worked here with her wage is zero on trial time. but the company provide her free room for living and free lunch, dinner, if the probationary period qualified , the management will reconsider her wage. Xiao Liang felt weird, zero wage and still work? if she has no wage, she’ll quit the job for sure. So, during the weekend she’s back home, she talked with her parents about her colleague’s case, her father said: “This is not surprising thing! hard on her family conditions for sure. Saving money on every kind of way ! you’d more contact with her, these child who comes from poor family can bear much more than you ! “
In July, the beginning of summer, the South endures heavy rain and caused floods, reported can be heard on TV everyday. A call received from chairman and required them to deliver the latest patch of clothes to the floods area people as donations. BI Rong Wu let Xiao Liang to check information with the local bureau officers.
“What?!” Bi Rong Wu’s voice increased far more than normal voice .
Xu was stunned a little shiver. But fortunately she had mentally prepared, so she calm down soon.After a while, Bi Rong Wu asked: “Are you sure? Will not have heard it wrong!”
“I consulted with foreign affair service centre with the subjects , they said they’re not familiar with that as they’ve never heard such things before, so he checked his leader to give the exact answer today.” Little Xu replied.
“I first heard such a ridiculous thing, pay tax money for donation of flood area people ! I have to report to chairman of the board about that.” Bi Rong Wu picked up a table on the phone. Chairman Listen clearly, thought for a while, said: “We have to donate, regarding the tax, pay as the basic cost standard!”
Xiao Liang back to her seat, and suddenly her mind does not work. It’s the first time that She dislike these civil servant from her deep heart. Every time she contacted with them, her good feeling will be affected. Their work are very leisure, drinking tea, read newspaper, their wage although less than the normal people, but their condition is much better, they all have a apartment in advance, Not like Xiao Ma, has to shift work in city to earn his money hardly. “ She deep sighed …..
Later, chairman’s decision will be informed by Bi Rong Wu to several managers, all keep silent. A number of boxes has was packed well and delivered to the local Red Cross charity. Xiao Liang payed tax, her heart still not happy. The civil servant of tax bureau’s cold face has some emotion appear. He looked Xiao Liang and said: “Oh, these guys looks pretty good. Aren’t they ? “
Xiao Liang nodded without words.
Pang and other managers in a conference room discussing the latest production report. In fact, the workers work pretty good, generally delivered smoothly, but recently , the warehouse was a few boxes of clothing got lost. He checked through the production line and warehouse, the data show no problems, so he suspected some of the workers and guards carried away with their clothes. However, it is suspected, there is no evidence. the factory’s doors and walls, not very high, easily over the wall, workers and guards all live in the local, it is hard to say.
Discussion for a while, they decided to wait and see.
Not after long, another boxes of clothing got disappeared ….Several managers held a meeting again and unanimously decided to take the following measures sequently :
First: hire for the new door- guard. The new guard will bear one year contract, and all employed through outside agencies..
Second: the resent guard changing to the production line work.
Third: All the staff need to check carry-on bag when arrive and left.
New regulations let the city employee felt not accustomed and offended. It’s a abuse of our dignity. They complained privately. Workers started to talk it when they’re on work. However, they have to accept it as they work here. They have no objection. In fact, their company is not the first company who search carry-on bag , the nearby companies all have similar measure. As time goes by, they began to use to that.
Order gets more and more, Pang started shift workers’ working time to organize it. Overtime pay is not very high, but workers have been very satisfied. You know, on the county village, many companies they unable to pay or even less pay the overtime wages .
The office hanged a lot of honor prize and certificates shows the factory‘s outstanding tax, large export quantity and so on data. It’s quite often the Board and some guests came to take a visit. Zhangyang village got famous within the villages and within city town, even within city. The village committee also expanded their eyes and learned something, their understanding and ideal much more than the other villages leader for sure.
So after sometime, they received a phone call said chairman of the board will come. They all get busy for the telephone.
Chairman Sun finally arrive. Every employees has received a box of cakes as a gift. Managers are meeting in the conference room all day, the rest of small staff are rarely to enjoy this holiday time.
Conference room : chairman listened carefully of the department’s report, pointing from time to time, and he always smiled slightly, looked in a good mood to enable managers participating in the meeting with relaxed mood. Because of low labor costs in the Mainland, the company is still profitable and foreign customers are old relationship, so the orders are very stable. The staff’s salary have got average RMB 300 per month increase, and the worker’s salary have got average RMB 100 per month.
Because the report’s content of all managers, so the end of the meeting is very late. At the dinner time, chairman talked to Bi Rong Wu : “I want to meet the village committee of Zhangyang village, you arrange it for me.” Bi Rong Wu nodded. Chairman’s arriving is a big news in the village, the village committee members have already heard the news and just wait Chairman’s arrangement.
A dinner was arranged on a hotel restaurant in the day after another.
“Haha, long time not see you, Chief Zhang!”
Zhang Mao Shun laughed and said: “you’re too far away.”
All laughed and seated. The Zhangyang village committee member and all managers attended the dinner.
During the dinner. chairman first raised his glass and said: “Chief Zhang , distinguished members of the village committee, thanks for you take care of this company, the company runs pretty well and all aspects of the future! “
Chief Zhang and several village committees all stood up, while laughing, while saying: “Not at all. We did not do too much.”
Chairman smiles: “I know the relative condition in the Mainland is not so good. So frankly to say if you do have requirement I can help.”
Zhang Maoshun connected to the words: “As chairman you know, we’re all local people and lack of knowledge . We discussed a bit a few days ago, hoping to have the opportunity to go to Hong Kong, well, if chairman can help us ? “
Chairman laughed, asked: ” small case, Do not know how long you intend to stay in Hong Kong? and also with family?”
Zhang Maoshun surprised a moment for Chairman Sun’s quick answer, He lowered down his voice and said: “This look at your arrangements ! if Family can come, that’s perfect !“
Chairman pointed to Bi Rong Wu and said: “Miss Bi will contact you later , you may need to provide some information and document.”
All thoroughly enjoyed themselves for the dinner.
Chairman left three days later.