Many of us have made up excuses to get off work. But one man in Taiwan took it to the extreme and frankly, quite ingenious. He got extended paid leave from work by getting married four times and divorced three times in just 37 days.
According to a law in Taiwan, a person has the right to 8 days of paid work leave when they get married. This clerk got married last year on April 6 which means he got exactly that. However, on the last day of his 8-day leave, the man divorced his wife, only to marry her again the next day and ask for another paid leave. He went on to marry the same woman four times, and divorce her three times in 37 days, for a total of 32 days of paid leave.
However, things didn’t go as smoothly. The bank he worked at figuring out his scheme. So his employer refused his leave application for another eight days. But that didn’t sit too well with him.
The bank clerk resort to file a complaint against his employer at the Taipei City Labour Bureau, accusing the bank of breaking the law by not abiding by Article 2 of the ‘Labour Leave Rules’ – arguing that he deserved that 32 days paid leave.
The Labour Bureau launched an investigation into the matter ruled that the bank had indeed violated the Labor Law. The bureau fined the bank NT$20,000 (RM2,904) in October of last year. But the bank also launched an appeal which claimed that it is the employee’s ‘malicious abuse of marriage leave’.
However, on April 10, the Beishi Labour Bureau upheld the previous ruling.
The case went viral on social media, sparking a heated debate about the loophole in labor legislation. Some accused the clerk of being unreasonable. Some actually confirmed that the law does allow anyone to pull off the same stunt as detailed above, but until last year, no one had actually done it.
Source: Oddity Central
(Video) Interested To Work Offshore? This Guy Shares The Challenging Course You Have To Face
Everyone in this whole wide world would definitely have their own mission and also life goal of what they wanted to be in the future. It is really important for many people to set their goals in life early so that they could strive to reach their personal achievements. Some people are trying to achieve the goals that they have dreamed of for a long time.
But, some people also could have changed their minds about what they want to be. It is all up to the motivations and also the inspiration of the individual actually. This particular video that went viral on TikTok shows a man who has shared some of the challenges that many people have to face if there are people who wanted to work offshore.
Through the posted video on the TikTok app, he shares some of the course challenges he knows that need to be faced by anyone who is interested before entering offshore. Several people were seen inside a container filled with water. Then the container is lowered slowly until it appears that the container is in an upside downstate. It is understood the container was supposedly considered a helicopter and they would have to escape if the helicopter spun in the water.
Sources: TikTok Khairul Amri.
Emma Mckeon Dominates Olympics Swimming With Record 7 Medals
ANKARA, Aug 2 — Australian Emma McKeon clinched two more gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, becoming the first female swimmer to win seven medals at a single Games.
According to Anadolu Agency, the 27-year-old first won the 50-metre freestyle with a time of 23.81 seconds, a new Olympic record, before helping Australia claim gold in the 4×100 medley relay.
The Australians finished with a time of 3 minutes, 51.60 seconds, breaking the previous Olympic record of 3:52.05 set by the United States in 2012.
McKeon will return home with four gold medals and three bronze, equalling Soviet gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaya’s record for most medals won by a woman at a single Games.
The Australian swimmer’s two other gold medals in Tokyo came in the women’s 100-metre freestyle and 4×100-metre freestyle events, while she won bronze in the women’s 100-metre butterfly, 4×200-metre freestyle, and mixed 4×100-metre medley.
She also bagged a gold medal, two silver, and a bronze at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Kelantan Kite-Makers Continue To Receive Orders Despite Pandemic
KOTA BHARU, July 30 — The COVID-19 pandemic did not stop a group of youths in Kampung Sireh here from pursuing their interest in making wau, a traditional kite widely found in Kelantan.
A check by Bernama at Kampung Sireh Flats found that about seven to 10 youths were producing ‘wau puyuh’ (quail kite) or Wau Kelantan ordered by their customers.
According the group’s head, Muhd Nasru Aiman Mohd Zu, 31, they would continue producing wau puyuh even during the pandemic due to steady orders, and they did not want the traditional art to die out.
Even though it is seen as an old-fashioned craft compared to the modern gadgets, it still has its own fans, he told reporters when met here today.
“Alhamdulillah (Praise be to God), there are still young people in this area who are keen to learn how to make these traditional kites.
“Previously, we only made kites for competitions, but now the demand for giant-sized kites as decorative pieces is increasing,” he said, adding that they learned the kite-making skills from his 61-year-old father, Mohd Zu Man.
Muhd Nasru Aiman said despite the economic slowdown, they continued to receive four to five orders a month for a kite and each piece of giant-sized kite could be sold at the price of RM350.
He said the giant-sized kite needs more than five adult men to fly it.
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