Bankers Working At Home Busted After Posting Hike Snap

Story ByMichael Leidig, Sub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

Management trainees at a Hong Kong bank are in hot water after going hiking in the hills and posting a snap when they were supposed to be working from home.

Many staff reportedly working for the Hang Seng Bank in the city like the hikers are supposed to be working from home, known locally as WFH.

But they were caught out when they posted of the image of themselves in casual clothing including jeans on the Red Incense Burner Summit of Braemar Hill in Hong Kong as the sun set in the background.

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The picture that was posted on Instagram said “best WFH activity” but after it went viral, bank management found out and were unimpressed saying that the action was “inexcusable”.

An official statement from the bank said: “We are aware that there have been online discussions relating to the matter. We view the matter with grave seriousness. The bank has an established mechanism to deal with such incidents and we will continue to strictly follow up on the matter.”

Many businesses have introduced WFH practices for staff including Hang Seng would that has also introduced regular health checks for staff dealing directly with customers.

Alexa Chow Yee-ping who manages a human resources consultancy firm said the bank only had themselves to blame.

He said: “Supervisors should have given those working from home some specific assignments and asked them to report back on what they have been doing while at home.”

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