Okay, you probably know or not sure what is the term Chinaman referring to. Rather than defining what is a Chinaman company in definition or statement method, the list below is the practice of a common Chinaman company.
A so-call chinaman company might no cover all the traits above. No doubt any company out there might intentionally or unintentionally practice on any of the bad practice listed above, but if a company got more than half of the traits above, it's definitely a chinaman company, even if the boss is not from China or is a Chinese. The term is referring more to the mindset rather than practice anyway.
I have seen many good example of people working under chinaman company, also heard lots of complain, dissatisfaction, and grudge according to their experience and what they see & face daily. In the end, it's all comes up to one thing: They are getting really unhappy about their work, and it's directly making their personal life tough because they are not happy at all. Furthermore, what they earn in the end is minimal. Many people work for money, but if you can get find a better company, you can earn more money when the company is not so stingy and you might get more extra benefits.
Understanding this, a lot of people that I know only stay a short while with the chinaman company and they definitely won't consider any good memory when leaving the company. But still, many people choose to continue staying with the chinaman company despite how much complain and dissatisfaction they had. The common reasons I heard are these:
Although I'm strongly disagree on all the given reasons above (especially the last one), and I consider the common reasons that I heard to continue staying in a chinaman company is not considerable and reasonable at all, i would not say that the reasons are not true at all.
Having said all these, my professional opinion will be - CHANGE. Most often than not, it reflects back to your initial intention of working. If you work for money, and you feel your current pay is more than enough to survive, please go ahead. But if you are a career person, you might want to sight for alternative environment, whereby you will be given opportunity to excel, in terms of monetarily and knowledge expossure. Believe me, you will never know until you make your first step, out of the small tiny well you are currently hiding in.
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