Chinese Airport Worker’s Salary Cut for Good Looks and Untucked Shirt

Mar 27, 2018

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A Chinese airport worker’s pay was cut after a video of the employee went viral.

An airport technician at Xiamen Airport (XMN) was filmed by a passenger on a taxing flight, and the video went viral on Tik Tok, a Chinese social media network. The 25-year-old-worker was compared to South Korean actor and heartthrob Song Joong Ki, and many chimed in that his looks were quite striking.

His rocked aviator sunglasses and an outfit that resembled a flight suit which brings to mind the 1986 film, Top Gun.  The video quickly gained more than a million views on Tik Tok, according to the China News Service.

However, fame comes with a price. After the news reached the man’s employer, he was called in and disciplined for an untidy uniform and keeping his hand in his pocket. His salary was cut by 10% for violating the company’s code of conduct, which requires employees to keep their shirts tucked in.

“Taking into consideration the influential impact this video has made, the aggravated penalty must be applied,” the company notice said.

Member’s of Weibo, one of China’s most popular social media sites, shared their thoughts on what they thought was an unfair punishment.

“I feel sorry for him. He might be the first person ever to be deducted pay for being too handsome,” said user @xiaohuibujiaV.

“His boss must be jealous of his handsomeness,” @jintianyoumeixiezuoyea shared.

The man in question, who has 40,000 new Weibo followers, wasn’t that upset about the video:

“Honestly, I still feel quite happy because it is not easy to become so famous that quickly. My company did nothing wrong, it was my fault for not keeping with the correct standards in terms of dress code and behavior,” the 25-year-old worker wrote. “Please don’t bombard the passenger who uploaded the video online. I never blamed her, because she didn’t mean to cause me any harm.”

H/T: Inc.

Featured image courtesy of Hermelinda S. Stutler / YouTube.

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