Some interns of a bank in Hong Kong made their boss unhappy after they went on a trip while they were supposed to be working at home to avoid coronavirus.
In the wake of an outbreak of acute pneumonia caused by a new strain of coronavirus, many companies have decided to let employees take a break or work from home to avoid spreading the disease.
Recently, a group of internsat Hang Seng Bank (Hong Kong) has caused a controversy on the online forum when posting photos together for hiking during the time that was supposed to be working.
In the photo, the interns group poses for a photo at Braemar Hill. In another picture, the writer included the caption, “Wild Men.”
The group of interns went on a trip together and posted their photos online.
The image was supported by some because it was an active activity in the midst of a tense epidemic, but the bank manager was unhappy and thought it was an “unforgivable” act.
However, the bank representative also noted that this job may stem from the fact that the group of employees is new and not familiar with the arrangement of work at home.
“Our bank has a mechanism to handle the above situations and will continue to monitor this issue,” the bank representative said.
Hang Seng is one of the businesses in Hong Kong forced to temporarily close offices when it is affected by the coronavirus epidemic. Earlier, the government extended the decision for home workers to February 16.
This month, employees of certain parts of the bank are allowed to work from home. The section of staff who is forced to come to the office is checked daily.
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, many agencies and businesses such as Hang Seng Bank have to let employees work at home. Photo: David Wong.
Analyzing this incident, hiring consultant Alexa Chow Yee-ping – chief executive of AMAC Human Resources Consulting – said this incident has shown inadequacies in the supervision of bank management.
“Supervisors should give home workers specific tasks, asking them to report what they did when not in the office. Bankers working from home are not common. before, so supervisors need specific guidance, “Chow said.
But this person also said that the interns must bear full responsibility. Working at home is essentially working.
“The interns have shown that they lack discipline and may not be suitable for management jobs. In some companies, this can be severely disciplined,” Chow added.