Yangtze River Delta

Brilliant effort ends in sacking

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 19 October, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 19 October, 1995, 12:00am

A HIGHLY paid marketing manager in China has been sacked despite an outstanding work performance, according to the Hong Kong China News Agency.

His annual salary was possibly the highest in China, reportedly 500,000 yuan.

The manager, whose name was not revealed, worked for Tianweng Health Products in Zhejiang. He was hired in April but dismissed two months ago.

Chosen from more than 100 candidates, he reported for duty as a marketing manager in April and had been put in charge of the formulation of marketing strategies for the company.

The agency quoted Shanghai Wen Hui Po as saying that the manager had achieved outstanding results, especially in Suzhou and Hangzhou, increasing total sales tenfold.

However, the increase was not enough to impress the company directors and he was dismissed in August when the directors decided to absorb his marketing department into head office.

Under the terms of his contract, he will not receive outstanding wages until next April. But given the early termination of his contract, the agency said it was doubtful whether he would ever be paid.