Aside from beers, nuts, and traditional Chinese kuih, boxes of mandarin oranges also serve as a “reminder” that CNY is here without saying CNY is here. It’s common for Malaysians to give away boxes of mandarin oranges during the festive season.
A Malaysian man, however, was not happy to receive a box of mandarin oranges from his employer. In a widely circulated post reshared by Wa Fans, the man is heard ranting his anger about the amount of mandarin oranges he received – 1 box of the fruits that was meant to be shared, with each person only allowed to take 3 pieces of mandarin oranges.
“My kid alone can eat half the box of the oranges.”
In his caption, he also wished for the big company – his workplace’s business to crumble and close its doors for being stingy to the employees.
“It’s not even a big box. Stupid,” the man vented and showed a thumbs down for the small gift.
Following the circulation of the video, the man has received criticism for being ungrateful. Not long after, he shared another video to explain his situation.
“I’m not being ungrateful, my boss is just stingy”
The man explained that it was never his intention to be ungrateful but he was merely trying to tell others that he was working for a stingy employer.
“I’m not asking him to respect me. It’s fine to not have bonuses but at least show some appreciation.”
The man, who claimed to work as a crane operator said that his job and workplace are full of hazards, and all he wanted was just some appreciation.
“I try my best to do what my boss wants everytime, even if it means putting my life in danger.”
He eventually apologised for wishing ill against his workplace.
“It’s okay. Sometimes, people just can’t understand if they’re not in our shoes.”
The video, however, has since been removed.
What do you think of 3 Mandarin oranges per person? Is it unreasonable or was he just being ungrateful?