Chinese company introduces 'sad leave' for employees

04:00 PM | 16 Apr, 2024
Sad Leave

In a groundbreaking move aimed at prioritizing mental health in the workplace, Chinese company Fei Dong Lai has introduced a unique policy allowing employees to take 'sad leave' without the need for formal approval.

According to reports from international media outlets, the company has implemented 'sad leave' for employees who may be experiencing sadness or distress for any reason. This innovative policy allows employees to take up to ten days of leave annually without requiring approval from management.

Fei Dong Lai, known for its prominence in the market as a leading retail company, has not only garnered attention for its customer-centric services but also for its commitment to employee well-being. In addition to monitoring customer satisfaction and ensuring the welfare of pets owned by customers, the company has now extended its care to its workforce.

Furthermore, the company takes a firm stance against mistreatment or disrespectful behavior towards its employees by offering a compensation of 5,000 yuan to those who encounter such conduct from customers.

This move by Fei Dong Lai reflects a growing awareness of mental health issues in the workplace and sets a positive example for other companies to follow suit. As businesses worldwide navigate the challenges of maintaining a healthy work environment, initiatives like 'sad leave' demonstrate a proactive approach to supporting employee well-being and fostering a positive corporate culture.

With mental health increasingly recognized as a crucial aspect of overall well-being, Fei Dong Lai's initiative underscores the importance of prioritizing the emotional and psychological health of employees in the modern workplace. As discussions surrounding mental health continue to gain momentum globally, initiatives like 'sad leave' serve as a reminder of the significance of addressing mental health concerns in all parts of society, including the professional realm.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 21 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 21, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.7 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro moved up to 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.80
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739 747.8
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.53 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.65 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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