It was a job that paid well, and she was given extra responsibilities, but Thao’d had enough. She quit her job at one of the top state-owned commercial banks five months ago. The 27-year-old had worked for the bank for four years since her college graduation. But the policy of squeezing employees and extracting extra work got to be too much. Thao said she was overworked and stressed out, and couldn’t take it anymore. “Since there was a change in management and organization, work kept stacking up. I had to hold two positions at the same time,” Thao, who does not want to reveal her full name, told VnExpress International. She was initially recruited as a corporate lending relationship officer, but later when her office expanded, she was asked to undertake another position – that of data administrator, because of limited manpower. The heavy workload required her to be in the office from 7 a.m. until 8-9 p.m. every day. Apart from the hectic … [Read more...] about A job you can’t really bank on
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A man has given up his well-paid engineering job to dedicate all his time and energy to founding and running a free English community in major cities in Vietnam, which has drawn up to 30,000 participants from different walks of life and age brackets. On a recent Sunday afternoon, Dat Café on Nguyen Cong Tru Street in Hue City, located in the central province of Thua-Thien Hue, was brimming with groups of youths who were keenly conversing in English. An agile-looking man took the stage and shared his experience in learning English, and showed his expectant audience of almost 100 members how to pronounce English words correctly and bolster their ease and confidence in communicating with foreigners. The session was one of the weekly gatherings at the IZI English community in Hue City, and the man is Tran Gia Thong. Thong, a 30-year-old Hue native, founded the community during his time in Ho Chi Minh City, and he then expanded the model to Da Nang and Hue. The model is … [Read more...] about Vietnamese man quits engineering job to build free English community
A 52-year-old Korean woman with a doctoral degree in education has quit a well-paying job in her country to spend the rest of her life in Vietnam helping physically challenged kids. Dr. Choi Young Suk decided to retire early at the age of 52 when she was about to be appointed as vice principal of Daegu University - a major South Korean institution for special need education and rehabilitation - to her colleagues' surprise. Dr. Choi's husband, Kwon Jang Soo, also gave up his car dealing business in South Korea to accompany her to Da Lat, a resort town in Vietnam's Central Highlands province of Lam Dong. He has since become his wife's greatest aid in all her projects to help physically challenged Vietnamese children. Back in 2006, during her two-month training course in special need education in Japan, Dr. Choi met a 62-year-old British professor, who decided to spend the rest of his life there to contribute to the country's special need education. The British professor's story … [Read more...] about Korean academic quits good job at home to help disabled Vietnam kids
TORONTO – Thinking about quitting your job? A humorous new app aims to relieve the stress and anxiety of confronting the boss with the news by sending a text message instead. Although the new iPhone app is meant to be funny, its creators are hoping it will take off and people will use it to leave jobs. The Quit Your Job app takes users through a series of steps to determine why they are leaving and then crafts a text message that is sent directly to their boss. "Despite all the advances in technology we still quit our jobs the same way we did hundreds of year ago," said Alex Douzet, chief executive officer of TheLadders, a New York-based employment company that produces the app. "There's a lot of anxiety around the resignation process, so we used technology to ease the pain in that moment and make it seamless to break up with your boss," he added. About 2.3 million Americans left their jobs last October, citing reasons such as dissatisfaction with career growth, compensation … [Read more...] about Want to quit your job? New app does it for you via text message
Viet Nam News wants to hear from you Your Say, published every Friday, lets readers express their opinions on a topic or issue raised by the editor. Next Week: How will you seek a job if you don't have any degree? A few days ago, the public saw a 23-year-old man, who just studied until sixth grade, kneeling down on the ground for hours in Ha Noi's Nguyen Chi Thanh Street asking for a job. He held a board in front of his chest which said that he wanted to become a salesperson. A lot of local newspapers reported the incident. Some people said he was picky because he just wanted to work as a salesperson and not other jobs while he has no degree. Others said he was quite intelligent because after the local media reported what happened, some recruiters might have known about him and maybe he could get a job he wished for. What do you think of the situation? How would you seek a job if you didn't have any degree or qualifications? Do you think he was embarrassing himself by kneeling … [Read more...] about How will you seek a job if you don’t have any degree?