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theMAG 24th November 2006 21:14

Atrocious situation in Hyundai plant
 
A colleague of mine from our Chennai branch reported this situation at the Hyundai plant outside Chennai, when he'd visited there recently on a business requirement:

4-5 Korean (management?) people sitting around in chairs smoking while bad-mouthing the "miserable Indian people" that work there. Apparently Indians arent allowed to sit in the company of these Koreans. And even an Indian top man doesn't sit when Koreans are around. And this Korean group even taunted the Indian employees there with firing - as a regular conversational item. Apparently Koreans in Hyundai's India plant regularly look down publicly on the Indian workforce there - similar to a vassal system.

The Indian employees my colleague interacted with told him to keep his mouth shut at that moment else they'll lose their jobs.

This is a totally unacceptable treatment by this Korean company toward our nationality. We should do something about it strongly.

maxbhp 24th November 2006 21:23

Thats bad , I mean its inappropriate to behave so unprofessionally . This kinda of Attitude should be dealt in the right way , Now I just hope your friend doesn't loose his job , coz if he had been the only Indian , they arent going to be very happy to hear about this from the media or public.

Equus 24th November 2006 21:26

Not entirely unexpected. I have dealt with Koreans a few yrs ago and I am not surprised.

theMAG 24th November 2006 21:27

maxbhp - we're a software company and my colleague from our Chennai branch had visited Hyundai to give them a demo - and he encountered this behavior 1st hand meted out to the Hyundai employees he'd gone to meet. Atrocious.

sreenivass 24th November 2006 21:42

Is it not subjective ?
 
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Originally Posted by theMAG (Post 327909)
A colleague of mine from our Chennai branch reported this situation at the Hyundai plant outside Chennai, when he'd visited there recently on a business requirement:
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This is a totally unacceptable treatment by this Korean company toward our nationality. We should do something about it strongly.

Can some one be specific about how they treat the workers and/ or how they look down upon us ? Is it about the work culture, punctuality or what ?

If this is what they dont like in indians, I think they are right. That does NOT mean indians are bad or whatever, IMHO our work culture has a lot to improve.

nitrous 24th November 2006 22:00

We've been organising events for Hyundai Motors India Ltd. right since their Bhoomi Pooja and yes,its true.
Koreans are great in productivity and a bit more accurate (in copying)than we Indians are. Koreans work on average for about 15-18 hours a day.
This apart from a few cultural differences has created a bad atmosphere in the factory and those chinks look down upon Indians like the British did before Independence.

sreenivass 24th November 2006 22:22

interesting
 
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Originally Posted by nitrous (Post 327922)
We've been organising events for Hyundai Motors India Ltd. right since their Bhoomi Pooja and yes,its true.
Koreans are great in productivity and a bit more accurate (in copying)than we Indians are. Koreans work on average for about 15-18 hours a day.
This apart from a few cultural differences has created a bad atmosphere in the factory and those chinks look down upon Indians like the British did before Independence.

This is the first time I am thinking aloud on the subject of copying, do indians (we) do it. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong
  1. We name our film industry Bollywood/ Tollywood/ Kollywood, ....
  2. almost every indian knows where bappi lahiri gets his tunes from
  3. most of the sardarji jokes are blonde jokes from west
  4. pirated movie/ game CDs are nothing new to us
  5. same goes for software tooo
  6. we do remakes of some hollywood movies, not sure if they are licensed from original movie makers (like that movie E.T), t is at least stealing ideas
We dont seem to be superior to either koreans or chinese in this aspect either.

speedzak 25th November 2006 01:18

Hmmmm..... That's another reason for me to hate Hyundai!!!

dr fate 25th November 2006 01:30

WHY is my question do our people tolerate the discrimination?why not leak out such things to the world with proof?afterall we have politicians and union leaders in abundance!! in this case where have they disappeared?iam quite flummoxed here and to top it you are saying your collegue was asked to keep quiet!!
i guess we love it when foreigner's come strongly with all possible medival rules like slavery,oppresion,ill treatment etc etc otherwise what would be the cause here?

khanak 25th November 2006 03:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by sreenivass (Post 327928)
This is the first time I am thinking aloud on the subject of copying, do indians (we) do it. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong
  1. We name our film industry Bollywood/ Tollywood/ Kollywood, ....
  2. almost every indian knows where bappi lahiri gets his tunes from
  3. most of the sardarji jokes are blonde jokes from west
  4. pirated movie/ game CDs are nothing new to us
  5. same goes for software tooo
  6. we do remakes of some hollywood movies, not sure if they are licensed from original movie makers (like that movie E.T), t is at least stealing ideas
We dont seem to be superior to either koreans or chinese in this aspect either.

1. The Indian film industry isnt called bollywood. The name was given by a magazine making fun of the indian film industry nd the word has kind of stuck though many actors including Amitabh Bacchan hate the use of this term.

2.Bappi Lahri's Kaliyon ka chaman was used in an english song recently nd bappi lahri has already sued the artist

3. cmon man there are plenty of orignal sardar jokes out there

4. ever wondered where we get many of our pirated games from?

5. I think some indian movies are amongst the best in the world and while some have been "inspired" you cannot deny the fact that there is a lot of original talent out there


anyways i guess it sucks that the koreans dont respect indians considering how many cars we buy from them/

condor 25th November 2006 07:34

@Sreenivass & Khanak, pls do not go off-topic. Thanks

finneyp 25th November 2006 08:20

I guess the Japanese & Koreans have a perception that they are not Asians and that God placed them in Asia by mistake!
They always think they are at par with Americans and Europeans! This is shown in their attitute towards other Asian countries....!

indian21r 25th November 2006 08:35

That is bad man. Just because they work for 15-18 hrs doesn't mean they should expect others also to work like them

2L8uLoose 25th November 2006 09:34

Mag... if you or your friend has proof of this goings on why not take it to one of the news channels..I'm sure they will make a big hue and cry about this as they usually do.

theMAG 25th November 2006 09:47

2L8uLoose,

I've suggested to my colleague to send an article to any newspapers there; balancing professional exigencies. Will keep you folks posted on any developments as they warrant.


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