Thanks to the fact that this became an issue on Twitter, ( If you didn’t know about this, go back to this post to read about it). I decided to find out the full story from a friend who works at Huawei, the name withheld.
ISSUE ONE: THE OFFICIAL WORKING HOURS
According to her, Huawei held a survey where they made employees choose which working hours they’d prefer, the majority of Nigerians selected 8:00 am to 5 pm while the Chinese counterpart chose 8:30 to 5:30 pm. She claims Huawei did this to help deal with the traffic issues.
ISSUE TWO: DINING HOURS
Apparently, Huawei gives a 1-hour break in between work hours but some employees violate their break period hence the reason it was raised in the mail.
See a full mail addressed to all workers.
The local canteen has been redecorated, it is delightful to see a more exquisite and cozy canteen back into use.
But sorry to tell, recently we found some of the colleagues were still eating in canteen after 8:30am.
According to our Work Attendance and Clocking Regulation , working hours for non-Chinese staff start from 8:00am and end at 5:00pm.
Taking the Nigerian traffic jam into consideration, the serving of breakfast will end at 9:00am on Monday and 8:30am on other working days.
There will be random attendance check in the morning, and employees who go against these rules will be asked to register the ID number as well as give reason of violation by HR colleagues. HR will check with employee’s LM afterwards, and violation without appropriate reasons will lead to penalties accordingly.
Now that we have heard the other side of the story, what do you think?