F2F Class Notes (Lily) [S]

Grammar

care about
ex: I care about my reputation

Vocabulary

1.siblings= brothers or sisters 直属
ex: In China, most people don’t have siblings due to one-child policy.
ex: Lily has 2 siblings, an older sister and a younger brother.
ex: do you want siblings? I want an older brother.

2. nepotism= 裙带关系
ex: Nepotism is a very common phenomenon in China.
ex: Nepotism is when boss of a family businesses tends to fill positions of responsibility with relatives or very close friends

Speaking


 Nepotism

do you think nepotism is a negative or a neutral word? I don’t think it’s totally negative,  because maybe someone is looking for a job and he/she has a good educative background, he/she has a friend who is working in a company and is looking for a candidate to backup an important position, then maybe he/she will recommend the other person who has a good background? This is nepotism. Someone has a need in the company, it happens that the other one has a good qualification.

To be fair, people who recommend someone, they can make sure that he/she is qualified, maybe for another candidate who has the same good background, she was ignored.

If I’m looking for a job opportunity, then I apply through the website, then maybe I can get interview and then I went for the interview, it went smoothly and the line manager also appreciated. But after that, I didn’t get the job. I got information from the hunter that the position was closed because there was an internal referral, so the opportunity was given to the internal employer. Its very common in my working experience. I have been working in a multi-national company. Unlike the Chinese companies, maybe they don’t care the candidate quality, I know him/her, I just give the opportunity to him. For the multinational company, they will evaluate who is the best. If there is a policy that it’s better for the people development, the company prefer to give the opportunity to the internal employee.

Revised

do you think nepotism is a negative or a neutral word? I don’t think it’s totally negative,  because maybe someone is looking for a job and he/she has a good education background, he/she has a friend who is working in a company and is looking for a candidate to fill an important/a vacant position, then maybe he/she will recommend the other person who has a good background? This is nepotism. Someone has a need in the company, it happens that the other person is qualified. 

To be fair, the person who makes the recommendation can make sure that the candidate is qualified, maybe the other candidate who has the same good background would be ignored/ overlooked.

If I’m looking for a job opportunity, then I apply for the position through the website, then maybe I can get an interview and then I went for the interview, it went smoothly and the line manager also appreciated me. But after that, I didn’t get the job. I had insider news from the hunter that the position was closed because there was an internal referral, so the opportunity was given to the internal employer. Its very common in my working experience. I have been working in a multi-national company. Unlike the Chinese companies, maybe they don’t care about the candidate‘s  qualification , I know him/her, I just give the opportunity to him. For the multinational company, they will evaluate who is the best. If there is a policy that it’s better to have internal referral, the company would prefer to give the opportunity to the internal employees.

Reading


https://www.echinacities.com/career-advice/5-Key-Characteristics-of-Chinese-Management-in-the-Workplace

Authoritarian

It’s a badly kept secret that China, both historically and in modern times, has a thing for authoritative leadership. It doesn’t stop at political leadership, either, as hierarchy can be seen and felt throughout every layer of Chinese society.

Chinese management is influenced heavily by Confucian values and often viewed, rather sexistly, as “fatherly” leadership. To be a good leader is to be a good 君子 (jūn zĭ), a gentleman, a person of inspiration.

Small family businesses are a prime example of modern-day authoritarian leadership in which the head of the household assumes full control over a company’s day-to-day activities. All decisions are made by the person at the top, the 家长 (jiāzhăng).

Such one-sided leadership can result in nepotism, as the boss of a family businesses tends to fill positions of responsibility with relatives or very close friends. Important departments, such as finance and marketing, will likely be occupied by the boss’s siblings or cousins.