A Chinese company has given strange orders to its employees. The company, based in southern China, has said that if employees take more than one toilet break, they will be fined. Chinese company Ampu Electronic Science and Technology says that employees are lazy and more than one toilet break has been fined for improving work efficiency.
The company, based in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China, has imposed fines of 20 yuan on employees taking more than one toilet break. He said that it is against the rules of the company. The company fined seven employees on 20 and 21 December. This rule is being linked to Charlie Chaplin’s popular film Modern Times.
Employees who have been fined should be refunded ‘
In this Charlie Chaplin film, the employee has to be registered with his boss before going to the toilet. The penalty for violating the toilet rules has now come to the attention of Dongguan’s administration and has begun an investigation into the entire case. Officials said that this rule is illegal. He has asked the company to improve the order and refund the employees who have been fined.
On the other hand, Cao, a manager of the company said that he has not asked the employees to collect the fine. Instead, the fines are being deducted from their monthly bonus. He said that the company had to bring this rule because some employees often went to the toilet and smoked cigarettes and let loose during work. Cao said, ‘We were helpless. The fact is that these workers were lazy at work. The management talked to the staff several times but it had no effect on them.