22 Jan '12, 5am

Gift coupon allows Chinese employees to be late

SHANGHAI (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Worried about being punished for showing up late for work? Ms Yue Xiao isn't. The architect for Guangdong Jiangong Design has permission to arrive late. Once, that is. The 27-year-old won a coupon that allows her to be late one day this year. 'The coupon is a creative invention, and it's a smart way to remind employees not to be late,' she said. Such an 'unpunctuality coupon' is quickly becoming a popular gift in China. 'It was a headache for me to come up with something special for every year's lucky draw,' said Mr Tan Guoliang, 35, general manager of Galax Logistics, who claimed he invented the coupon.

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