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#HuaweiNigeria: Another Angle To The Working At Huawei Nigeria Saga

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.


Working at Huawei

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.
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.

Dear colleagues,
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?


9 comments on “#HuaweiNigeria: Another Angle To The Working At Huawei Nigeria Saga

  1. KingAbsolute says:

    Lol, the reason was real, they have to obey them to keep their jobs.

  2. titi says:

    Good thing you confirmed from your friend.. btw is she chinese or Nigerian, just checking

  3. Chukwudi says:

    MissTechy can you confirm their salary, i.e the salary of chinese vs nigerians?

  4. Osakwe tochukwu says:

    My neibor works with huawei and he said they have a card u swipe once u come to the ofice. If you dont swipe that card and the stipulated attendance time elapses…ur in for a query that day. Huawei treats their employees very well as he said during break ur allowed to sleep in the office as dey have camp beds, they are detailed and focused. Chynko no dey joke wit their work hooooohaaaaaa!!!!

  5. Lanre says:

    hmmn, right now I need to see it from both angles then think it through before I make my final decision

  6. Anonymous says:

    Ok, Everything’s now clear

  7. Joshua says:

    now clear

  8. Noni says:

    Wow, these Huawei employees get to eat in the canteen in the mornings. That’s a luxury some of us don’t have!

  9. It’s always good to know and understand all the sides to a story. It’s not uncommon for people to make uninformed decisions nowadays and become outraged about stuff they have improper understanding of.
    It’s good that you talked to your friend to find out the other angle of the story.

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