Boss forces staff to do daughter's homework
This takes multitasking to a whole new level.
Nine staffers at a company in Jinhua city in Zhejiang, China were ordered by a senior executive to do his 12-year-old daughter's homework, which included writing an essay, painting a picture, taking photographs and making a video—and they dutifully finished it in three days!
However, one disgruntled staff, Chen, later complained to the Qianjiang Evening News that this wasn't the first time his boss had told them to complete the primary student's homework. "We had helped her with easy exercises in mathematics before," he said.
But this time the schoolgirl was given additional homework for the holidays and the project was to describe her hometown with either words or images. She could write a story, paint a picture, create a comic book, record a video or take some photographs.
"She was only required to choose one option, but she wanted to do all of them and didn't even try to help us," grumbled Chen, who's worked at the company for a year.
Frustrated with his first assignment after returning from the New Year break, Chen begrudgingly distributed the job among his co-workers. He took the photographs, Wang composed the essay, Li became a cameraman, and as the company driver chauffeured them around, the others drew and painted.
"She already has a strategy team at primary school. I can't imagine how big her support group will be by the time she reaches university," Chen groused. "Actually, her assignment was very interesting. She would have learnt a lot if she had done it herself. She might have even done it better and more creatively."
Chen, an amateur photographer, added that this was the most difficult homework he's had to do. His conundrum was, "If the pictures were too good, the teachers might doubt that it was a child's work. On the other hand, if I took them badly, the boss would have thought I'd done a bad job."
Chen's colleague, Li, said he sought the help of a friend from a TV station to shoot and produce the video, including adding a soundtrack and some special effects. "The editing itself took me four hours to finish," said Li.
As for 35-year-old Wang, who wrote the essay, he said, "The most difficult thing was I had to imagine and force myself to think like a girl."
Source: Qianjiang Evening News
Published: 5th March 2013