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  1. Reflecting a culture and its values

    Posted Jul 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The American Club is more than just a social club. It stands for values that reflect a unique culture. The American Club is a non-profit organisation. The cIub's membership, like the society in the United States, is diverse in its racial composition, with an expanding proportion of Asian members, reflecting demographic change in the US. The club has a policy against ...

  2. Culture of long hours wilts for new work ethic

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... be little doubt this culture of hard work has been a major factor behind the city's success. 'People in Hong Kong are willing to work very long hours, not because the boss asked them to, ... of the workforce in Hong Kong is this long-established culture. It begins in the family and continues right through the school system.' The culture of working long hours had become part ...

  3. Red-tape culture should give French something to protest against

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Rex Aguado

    ... such elitism and strong bureaucratic culture become the bedrock of a welfare state, where everybody usually ends up thinking only about his or her own welfare- or job, for that matter. From there, ...

  4. Magic spells trouble for Indonesian maid caught on video

    Posted Jun 05th 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... pad in her employers' drinking water, believing the 'black power' generated would charm the couple into liking her when they drank the water. Unfortunately on May 20, Arsiyanto was caught on videotape mixing the pad into the drinking water. The shocked employers viewed the tape this week and confronted Arsiyanto, who owned up to the act, explaining she only wanted ...

  5. City Briefs

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helper drinks detergent An Indonesian domestic helper swallowed detergent in a suicide bid in a Chai Wan unit. The woman, 24, was found semi-conscious beside two bottles of detergent when her employer, 66, returned to the flat in Tsui Wan Estate at about 10am. She was sent to Eastern Hospital. ...

  6. KFC, Pizza Hut and McDonald's under fire

    Posted Mar 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Huang Fast food giants accused for breaching labour law Labour authorities in Guangdong province are investigating allegations by local media that western fast food giants like KFC, McDonald's and Pizza Hut have failed to comply with labour rul ...

  7. Part-time jobs

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I'm so excited! I landed a cool job at the supermarket! Really? I wouldn't work there for peanuts! I meet lots of cute guys and get a bit of extra cash every week. I just don't want to do that sort of work after school. Don't knock it ...

  8. Background checks filter out job applicants who lie

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... years' imprisonment in the US last year for conspiring to steal trade secrets. Williams, an administrative assistant, offered to sell Coca-Cola's secret soft drink recipe to rival Pepsi. ... suitability to handle the job and fit in with company culture. ...

  9. Employers eye gyms to lower health bills

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... have hit record levels. The soaring medical costs are blamed on the inactive lifestyle of Hong Kong's army of office-dwelling, coffee-drinking, white-collar workers. Net medical insurance ... Stephen Wong Heung-sang, said the lack of opportunities employers provide their staff to exercise was 'a matter of culture'. 'Employers [in Hong Kong] think of their staff as people ...

  10. Home is where the work is

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or to prepare them for work in an unfamiliar culture and environment. 'Once they receive the commission and the maid steps into the home, the agency washes its hands of all responsibility,' ... spaces, and cultural differences to consider. Just as they hope helpers can act responsibly and fit into the household, families should consider the helpers' needs and compromise. Jessica ...




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