The average working day for bank worker Pham Hong Nhung in Hanoi normally starts at 7am and ends at around 8pm. Illustrative image -- File photo “My bank opens at 8am but I have to arrive earlier to prepare the cash. When the branch closes, my colleagues and I have to deal with paperwork, so we work up to 12 hours per day.” As well as working five and a half days per week, she sometimes has to attend events on Saturday evening or even on Sunday. “I am exhausted, to be honest. Both my health and looks are going downhill. I can't take proper care of my family as well. My son is only one and is not at nursery school yet, so I have to hire a nanny. My son might be even closer to her than me,” the 28-year-old says. Nhung revealed that bank clerks and other positions at the bank are also busy and overtime is seen as a routine for them. “Sometimes I even have to go to the office on weekends and national holidays,” says 30-year-old Hoang Lan Phuong, … [Read more...] about More overtime, less happiness?
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At the meeting The Vietnamese defense delegation participating in the ADMM-13 is led by Defense Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich. Delivering the opening remarks, Chairman of the ADMM-13, Thai Defense Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan thanked other ASEAN member countries for their support for Thailand’s Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2019 as well as for their attendance of the important regional defense meeting. The ADMM-13 Chairman said that the meeting would focus on promoting ASEAN defense cooperation within the ADMM mechanism. He affirmed that ADMM and ADMM+ are the key defense cooperation mechanisms for ASEAN member countries to boost defense cooperation as well as for the bloc to maintain its central role in regional defense and security forums. Such defense cooperation mechanisms create opportunity for representatives of member countries to exchange views, contributing to promoting mutual understanding and trust. Speaking at the ADMM-13, Vietnamese Defense … [Read more...] about Fishermen unintentionally encroaching on other country’s waters be treated humanely: Vietnam defense minister at ADMM-13
The selling price of officially distributed iPhone 11 6GB quoted by authorized resellers is just VND600,000 higher than unofficially distributed products. The trio of iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max have official selling prices of VND22 million, VND31 million and VND34 million. However, Vietnamese can buy these products at several million dong lower than the quoted prices. However, Apple seems to better understand Vietnamese who like to buy products with discounts and gifts, and it has turned the green light on for resellers to offer discounts, according to a representative of a large retail chain in Hanoi. Apple seems to better understand Vietnamese who like to buy products with discounts and gifts, and it has turned the green light on for resellers to offer discounts, according to a representative of a large retail chain in Hanoi. Some smaller retail chains decided to deduct money from product selling prices instead of giving gifts to customers. This is something that has … [Read more...] about Apple turns green light on for resellers to cut iPhone prices
Presently, Kinh van hoa” (Kaleidoscope) bookstore named after a book of veteran Vietnamese children’s writer Nguyen Nhat Anh has not sold all kinds of books but only displayed and sold Nguyen Nhat Anh’s books. He is among the country’s most successful and prolific children’s writer, with his books appealing greatly to kids, teenagers as well as adults. However, the bookstore is still a place book lovers pay regular visits in Ho Chi Minh City. In the city, just some independent bookstores such as Kafka, Momo, Tri Van, Neta have allured readers with various ways. For instance, while Momo bookstore takes heed to old books to entice bibliophile, Neta bookstore renovated their stores to stay friendly with wooden shelves, Tri Van bookstore just sells Tri Van bookstore specializes in academic and scholarly books to serve certain readers. Kafka sells a certain type of books to help readers to pick the books they wanted as quickly as possible. Readers will … [Read more...] about Independent bookstores attract readers with their olde-worlde charm
With the theme of food and agriculture technology for 2050, a robotics competition has encouraged students to put forward solutions to overcome food shortages that may occur in the future. As many as 115 students from 40 Robotics competition teams and 52 students from WeCode coding competition attended Robothon and Wecode 2019 Day with the theme ‘FoodEffect 2050’ in Hanoi recently. The event was organized by the STEM Institute in cooperation with the Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park Board of Management. The University of Technology participated in the event as a professional partner. With the theme of food and agriculture technology for 2050, a robotics competition has encouraged students to put forward solutions to overcome food shortages that may occur in the future. Through the day, students learn that in the future, the world will not only have mechanical devices like today, but also intelligent robots and machines which ‘speak’ with programmed languages. … [Read more...] about Students program robots to pick up fruit, sow seeds