Author Archives: gongchao

工厂龙门阵:加班费

工厂龙门阵 (第 8期 ,2014年11月):仓库的管理大有起色,借此找老板要求给仓管员加薪。谈来谈去,老板直皱眉头。最后谈到涨 50 块钱津贴,老板说:“其他部门也要平衡啊,不能只涨一个部门的。我再考虑考虑,你们可以先用加班费来填嘛。” Continue reading

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Factory Stories: Overtime pay

This worker’s story by Lai Lai was published in Factory Stories, Factory Management (November 2014): “Because the warehouse has been running a lot better, the warehouse clerks in charge went to the boss to demand a pay rise. When they raised the matter, the boss frowned.” Continue reading

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工厂龙门阵:加班风波

工厂龙门阵 (第 8期 ,2014年11月):今年初三就开始上班了,而且处长开会的时候郑重其事地说今年产能要翻番,看来今年生意应该比较好,大家加班也比较多才对。谁知道过了五月,反而越来越淡了,招工也少了,从每天招工到一周招两次,而且主要是女工。 Continue reading

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Factory Stories: Overtime trouble

This worker’s story by Lin Yi was published in Factory Stories, Factory Management (November 2014): “I returned to work three days after Lunar New Year, and at the meeting our department chief solemnly announced that production capacity would double this year, and since it looks like business will be better everybody will have to do more overtime.” Continue reading

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工厂龙门阵:谈谈“用工荒”

工厂龙门阵 (第 2期 ,2012年3月):春节过后,媒体又开始炒“用工荒”的老话题。说来说去还是前几年那一套:一是替老板抱不平,说成本上升生意难做,跟政府要优惠。二是说工人变了,吃不了苦。这套说辞到底有几分真货? Continue reading

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Factory Stories: Let’s talk about the ‘labor shortage’

This worker’s story by Da Wei Yi Pai was published in Factory Stories #2 (March 2012): “After Chinese New Year, the media again started to hype the old topic of ‘labor shortages.’ Whatever they say, the story is still the same as a few years ago: First, the bosses are dissatisfied with the situation, they say that the rising costs have made business difficult and that they want a better deal from the government. Second, they say the workers have changed and do not want to work hard anymore. How much of that is actually true?” Continue reading

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Working for Amazon in China where the global giant is a dwarf

Results of an inquiry into the situation of Amazon warehouse workers in China – part of a project on ecommerce, logistics and supply chains by the ‘Inbound/Outbound Notes’- collective. Continue reading

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工厂龙门阵:要不要买养老保险?(之二:国家政策篇)

工厂龙门阵 (第 5 期 ,2012年9月):本文尝试谈一谈工人顾虑的另一个方面:国家对工人利益的长期无视,以及所谓“惠民”政策的多变、执行时打折扣。 Continue reading

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Factory Stories: Will you make payments to a pension insurance fund? – State policy and workers’ misgivings

This worker’s story by Wang Xiaolin was published in Factory Stories #5 (September 2012): “This article discusses another aspect of the workers’ misgivings: the state has been ignoring the workers interests for a long time, and the policies that are allegedly “to the benefit of the people” are capricious and – when implemented – deficient…” Continue reading

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工厂龙门阵:要不要买养老保险?

工厂龙门阵 (第 4期 ,2012年7月):“新闻说要延迟退休,男的 65岁,女的 60 岁!”同事阿芹刚进办公室就冲着阿铃嚷道。 Continue reading

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