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06-16-2009, 05:32 AM
This is insane. It made the front page of the business section in Hong Kong. The head of HKALPA was quoted as thinking it was a joke until he read it.

Basically, for anyone looking to to go to HKX, ever, I'd take a very good read of this nightmare.

Make sure you read the last line closely.

19 May 2009
Dear All Colleagues,
Re : Corporate Culture
As the members of Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express, all staff should
familiar with the CORPORATE CULTURE. Staff members are requested to study
the following apothegm thoroughly and apply it in daily life.
Harmony is the basis for collective prosperity;
Perseverance is the rule to sturdy progress;
Careful recipe is the best medicine to health;
Forgiveness is most needed in dispute;
Kindliness to youth endows the superior with virtue;
Diligence leads research to accession of knowledge;
Sincerity is the fundamental in daily life;
Modesty is the best policy in human relationship;
Preparation avoids needles drudgery;
Prudence remains essential in conducting business.
According to the company policy, all staff should keep firmly in mind the apothegm.
Human Resources Department will follow up with the colleagues regarding on the
practice of apothegm after 2-3 weeks and Management will conduct the random spot
check after a month. Please be reminded that Department Head should have the
responsibility to ensure his/her subordinates to understand the CORPORATE
CULTURE. Please note that punishment will be given to those who could not recite
the apothegm.
Yours sincerely
For and on behalf of
Hong Kong Airlines Limited/
Hong Kong Express Airways Limited
Pauline KEE
General Manager
Human Resources & Administration

06-16-2009, 06:34 AM
I guess I can cross them off the list. Wow!

06-16-2009, 06:53 AM
I wonder what the "punishment" is?

06-16-2009, 01:12 PM
I wonder what the "punishment" is?

06-16-2009, 01:23 PM
Probably get caned!

Short Final
06-17-2009, 11:06 AM

That is funny!


06-17-2009, 12:52 PM
Hmmm lets see... water torture or bamboo shoots under the finger nails:D?

Bucking Bar
06-19-2009, 08:00 AM
Yours sincerely
For and on behalf of
Hong Kong Airlines Limited/
Hong Kong Express Airways Limited
Pauline KEE
General Manager
Human Resources & AdministrationPunishment? What about "Forgiveness is most needed in dispute."

Hoof Hearted
06-20-2009, 10:03 PM
They left out the requisite copy of Mein Kampf to be carried at all times!!!:eek:

06-26-2009, 09:18 AM
More like 'Das Kapital'.

06-28-2009, 01:25 PM
Does the expat has to recite that in Cantonese as well?

Archie Bunker
06-28-2009, 03:48 PM
Punishment? What about "Forgiveness is most needed in dispute."

I guess that it doesn't apply to the hired help.

07-20-2009, 04:40 AM
Guys the Chinese don't mess around... mistakes are not tolerated. Find someone who works/worked for Cathay, China Airlines or Eva and ask about the airline's culture.......STRICT

07-23-2009, 04:04 AM
Cathay is hardly Chinese mate, though rather pedantic as far as ops go, but that's more the Pom influence I think. I'd agree that China Airlines and Eva demand a fair bit from their pilots though.