‘The workers are lazy’: why a tech company in China fines staff for toilet breaks

The company in Guangdong province started fining workers 20 yuan (RM12) for using the lavatory more than once a day, claiming it was to counter laziness at work. While some Internet users supported the company’s decision, many more lambasted it for exploiting staff. The local government said the fines were illegal. — SCMP

A company in southern China is fining workers for taking too many toilet breaks.

In an effort to improve work efficiency, Anpu Electric Science and Technology in Dongguan, Guangdong province, started imposing 20 yuan (RM12) penalties on employees who use the lavatory more than once a day, claiming it violates the company’s rule of a once-a-day toilet break.

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