The stories about Tet gifts to workers
VietNamNet Bridge – In general, the Tet gift to workers at the end of the year is money. However, in the current economic difficulties, bricks, rice, garments and telephone cards all can be the “Tet bonuses.”
Three kilos of sticky rice
The then Indochina’s biggest tea processing factory located in Yen Bai province once created thousands of jobs to local poor people in the north. However, it fell into decay in 2005, or six years after the equitization, Therefore, instead of money, the workers of the factory only received three kilos of sticky rice for the 2005’s Tet bonus.
The “initiative” of the tea factory has been utilized by a securities company in HCM City, which has decided to give a gift of 30 kilos of Nang Thom brand rice to every officer for the 2013 Tet. The market price of the rice is15,500 dong per kilo.
To get Tet bonuses, one has to make phone calls
Some years ago, the Vinh Hai Power Company in Nha Trang City decided that its staff must use EVN Telecom’s services and buy one 50,000 dong phone card a month at least.
As such, though having no demand, the workers of the company still had to buy cards and try to make calls to spend all the 50,000 dong, or they would not receive 100 percent of bonuses.
Workers of a company in the north received wireless phone sets for Tet bonuses instead of money, and they did not know what to do with them, because it’s very difficult to sell the products nowadays due to the weak demand.
1200 bricks for Tet bonus
Some years ago, a brick factory in Thai Binh province, decided to give bricks to its workers. These were the products of the company itself.
A worker of the company said bricks were the Tet gifts for three consecutive years. He said the 1200 bricks were worth one million dong, but the problem was that they could not be sold on the pre-Tet days. As a result, workers had to return to their home villages to celebrate Tet with no bonuses.
Annual holiday could also be Tet bonus
Tra, an officer of a real estate trading floor on Kim Ma Street in Hanoi said the company’s leaders have suggested longer annual leave for the next year as the 2013 Tet.
However, Tra said no one wants to have longer holiday, because all of them have to stay off from work one day a week already. Meanwhile, if they don’t go to work, their extra income would decrease.
8 billion dong house – the valuable gift
CT Group gave a house worth 8 billion dong and 200 million dong in cash to its two officers for 2012 Tet to recognize their excellent achievements and great contribution to the company.
Meanwhile, each of other three officers received Beehome worth 500 million dong and 50 million dong in cash.
Residential quarter’s management board gives Tet bonus to people
While a lot of workers fear that they may not have Tet bonuses, the local residents of the Trung Hoa – Nhan Chinh residential quarter received Tet bonuses every day. Each of household received 200,000-500,000 dong. Especially, every child received 150,000-200,000 dong.
House maid receives 30 million dong
Thu Thuy in Hanoi has revealed that she would give 2 million dong in bonus to the house maid on the occasion of the 2013 New Year and 30 million dong on Tet holiday.
Thuy said she has been very satisfied with the works of the housemaid, and she decided to award the housemaid for this. Meanwhile, the “high-qualification” housemaid receives the salary of 4 million dong a month and everyday meals.