Huang Xiaoming Rejects Resignation Of Employee Who Hasn’t Been To Work ‘Cos Of COVID-19, Pledges To Maintain His Staff’s Salaries
Like Louis Koo, Huang Xiaoming sounds like a pretty darn good boss to work for. Apart from giving out very generous ang pows during Chinese New Year, the 42-year-old recently made the news again after he reportedly refused to accept an employee’s resignation.
You see, the employee, who works for Xiaoming’s work studio, has been unable to report for work due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
As a result, the unnamed employee decided to resign instead. To the employee’s surprise, Xiaoming rejected the resignation.
“[Just] eat well and drink well, and don’t think of these unimportant matters. As long as I’m around, you guys will definitely not starve,” Xiaoming wrote, in reply to the resignation letter.
After all, Xiaoming, who has chosen to quarantine himself for the past month, knows how it feels to have life come to a standstill 'cos of the outbreak.
He was originally scheduled to shoot his upcoming drama Game Changer over the Chinese New Year holidays. However, the COVID-19 outbreak caused everything to grind to a halt.
According to reports, the actor now keeps himself busy by working out, reading his script, and watching movies while in quarantine.
He has also been busy contributing to charity, with his latest donation being a 10-day supply of eggs for medical workers so as to boost their nutrition.
When reached for a comment, the actor’s agent wrote, “The company is currently running well. Because of the outbreak, everyone has been assigned to work from home. We’ll monitor the situation, before informing the employees to return to the office. Other than Xiaoming and our colleagues in the production team, everyone is working from home, as per normal. We have no intentions of asking employees to go on unpaid leave, or reducing their salaries.”