BUSINESS

The little Kings and Queens of the mall

STEVE MAICH June 19 2006
BUSINESS

The little Kings and Queens of the mall

STEVE MAICH June 19 2006

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK

SING FOR YOUR JOB OR BEG FOR IT AFTERWARD

Executives in Vietnam's petroleum monopoly have been suspended for not participating in a modern version of Communiststyle “collective activities.” Their crime against the masses is refusing to participate in karaoke. Petrovietnam’s financial division ordered 21 people to write “self-criticisms” for not singing at a contract-signing ceremony last week. Said one official: “No one has been laid off yet, but they have to criticize themselves.”