The most exciting event of May is the International Workers’ day, also known as Labor Day, which is a national holiday in China. Most people will travel during this time. SMAD strictly follows the statutory holiday requirements and hopes that employees can enjoy a perfect holiday. Instead of holding the group activities of previous years, SMAD wants employees to be able to spend their holiday as they please. Since the epidemic control in China is basically stable, people in most parts of China can travel freely, so let’s listen to how SMAD employees spend their holidays.
Abby, a mother of two, did not travel far, but spent the holiday with her two children. They had picnics in a nearby park, visited the zoo and watched movies together. Abby said: “Thanks to Smad for giving me five days of free time so that I can spend more time with my children. Because I didn’t travel far, I usually use my spare time to reply to customer inquiries at home.” SMAD never requires employees to work during the holidays, but interestingly, almost all customer inquiries are answered during the holidays. Self-motivation is a common characteristic of SMAD employees, which I personally think is closely related to the organizational culture.
Chris is a young man who went on a trip with his friends during the holidays. “There were so many people! It took us seven hours to make the journey, which used to be four hours, because people did not have a chance to travel during the epidemic, so the holiday became very crowded. The company’s HR department is so sweet! They gave us advance notice of the weather conditions, and if they had not warned us, our trip would not have been so smooth,” said Chris. It can be seen that the company cares about its employees in a variety of ways.
Aaron is an anime fan. He can stay at home for three days in a row during the holiday. Aaron said: “Five days of vacation is too long for me, so I take one day off to work for double pay!” Holidays are always happy, but most employees said that they can quickly return to work after the vacation.