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fait accompli leave

Employees usually need to ask for permission from their boss for leave, which is called jia in Chinese. But on certain occasions like the first day of work after the Spring Festival, many employees fail to show up to work without asking for permission. Most cook up excuses like flight delays, leaving the boss no choice but to grant them the leave. Thus the sarcastic term “bawang jia.” Bawang means “despot” in English.

Added on Mar 7, 2015 | Last updated on Mar 7, 2015 | 270 Buzzes


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