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Q: Do you have difficulty adapting to Chinese working culture?

China and Europe have very different work cultures- how do you cope with that? 

5 years 37 weeks ago in  Business & Jobs - China

 
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usa uk australia, europe countries follow a standard and set of rules, every thing is stated to you in contract before getting the job. Chinese are a bit corrupt type, they like having dinner parties with bosses and entertainment to move forward in the promotions and ranks.... even bribe their seniors... if you are working type guy you need to work less and think shrewdly for getting promotions and attention of your boss 

 

a dinner in a week or pack of cigarettes or bottle of vodka gift from your country can bring more charm to your working positions and boss love list... the last thing do not criticize  losing face and being criticized is unwelcome so avoid as much as you.can to have peaceful environment around yourself....

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I picked a position where I can't be replaced, and I made myself useful : firing me would be much more expensive than keeping me. So now I just do my stuffs my way, and nobody will make problem about it.

 

Some of my colleagues are autonomous and can get the job done without hand holding : I deal with them only. I let them roll how they want. I avoid reporting to the boss until all agreed the job is done.

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I work for an European company.

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I'm Asian so I can adapt quite easily here in China. Even so, there are certain things I find ridiculous. For instance, the work culture is still top down and there's very little consultation at the lower levels. Whatever the boss says hoes and when things go wrong it must be the lower levels mucking it up.

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