Lai See

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 26 November, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 26 November, 2003, 12:00am

WORKING-CLASS HERO


Could it be that City Telecom (CTI) chairman Ricky Wong Wai-kay wants to be a union leader? He certainly says all the right things. After announcing on Monday a 183 per cent rise in profit for CTI in the year to August, Mr Wong was asked whether that meant his employees would be getting bonuses.


'Of course. Even in bad years we pay 13 or 14-month salaries,' said the chairman, who was in an ebullient mood. We can only hope that whatever has afflicted Mr Wong is highly contagious.


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY


Wondering how CTI can afford to pay bonuses in lean times? Thrift.


The company's recent press releases have been bearing a 10th anniversary logo, which is odd because CTI is now completing its 11th year of operations.


It turns out that CTI has stationery left over from last year's anniversary and decided there was no point in wasting it. If only recycling anniversary presents worked in personal relationships.


PHOTO call


Yesterday, we received an e-mail sent to 'fellow Class of 2003 Members' concerning student photos with University of Hong Kong vice-chancellor Tsui Lap-chee.


'In celebration of our graduation we, members of the Class of 2003 Advisory Group, have created and displayed a backdrop with the image of the Vice-Chancellor ... You, with your family and friends, can now take photos with the Vice-Chancellor anytime ... The backdrop was launched today by Professor Tsui and some members of our Class.'


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