As reported by The Epoch Times, a jewelry company in China has taken employer-employee relationships to a whole new level by banning divorce.
According to the company’s
CEO, it’s all part of a mission to promote a business culture of
“faithful love and family harmony.” He also pointed out that the
no-divorce policy, which also forbids adultery, mistresses, and
“indecent acts” (your guess is as good as ours) applies equally to
all staff: from top level to entry level.
Despite some criticism,
ridicule and confusion – with another CEO claiming that “it is
ridiculous to try and keep an eye on divorce,”– there has been
some support from folks in the community who see this as a way to
stem China’s rising divorce rate.
“Family stability is the
keystone of a harmonious society,” posted an online commentator.
“I support this good rule. Employees with morals are trustworthy.
We should encourage the promotion of this rule in our society.”
One energized supporter even
suggested that the policy should extend into China’s public
sector. “I recommend this rule to governments at all levels!
Government officials should be even more expected to comply with
As noted, China’s divorce rate continues to increase,
with a 10% year-over-year increase using the most
recently-available statistics for 2010. Divorce lawyers claim that
the divorce rate is over 30% in many major urban centers, and
nearly 40% in Beijing and Shanghai.
That’s a lot of folks who won’t be working at one particular jewelry company anytime soon.