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What does Cathay Pacific mean by non-essential staff?



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After reporting underwhelming half year results, which saw the profit of Cathay Pacific slumped by 82%, the airline also announced that it will freeze the hire of non-essential staff, watch its budget and delay the delivery of new aircraft, the South China Morning Post reports.

“We are reviewing productivity and expenditure, we have stopped hiring and replacement of non-operationally critical staff, and we are restricting non-essential discretionary spending,” said Cathay’s chairman John Solar. “In places like our head office in Hong Kong, there is no need to add staff, we have a hiring freeze.”

Daniel Chong Wai Chung who was newly appointed the Group CEO of Convoy Financial in August certainly doesn’t sit well with the term non-essential staff.

On his Facebook, Chong wrote “I have said it many times a company would not succeed without the support of lower level employees.  On the other hand only the senior management has the power to make wrong decisions to fail the company, how dare they blame the failure on the low-level employees.

Tell me who should take the full-responsibility of the company’s failure?  Who is the non-essential staff?”

非關鍵員工

講過好多次,一間公司成唔成功,無咗中低層支持,根本成唔到事,但係一間公司失唔失敗,有無做錯重大決定,只有高層至有咁嘅權力同埋本事,點可以賴下層累事。

咁,唔該話我知,邊個至應該負起經營失敗嘅全責?邊個至係非關鍵員工喇?

肥上瘦下,抑或肥下瘦上?
諉過予人,抑或下詔罪己?
順水推舟,抑或懸崖勒馬?
你自己揸主意。

小病初癒,有感而發啫。

Posted by 莊偉忠 on 2016年8月17日

 

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