This is not the first time Chinese employees have been accused by managers of "poor discipline” in their text messages.Earlier this month, an employee was scolded for "lacking basic We Chat manners” for replying "Um” in Chinese, which means "noted”, according to a report in regional newspaper the .
The first online chat system was called Talkomatic, created by Doug Brown and David R.
Woolley in 1973 on the PLATO System at the University of Illinois.
The manager of the bar in Changsha, Hunan province, tagged the employee in the team’s We Chat group last week, asking her to send over some meeting documents, and took issue with her response, Btime reported."You should use text to reply to the message if you have received it. I am good-tempered therefore I didn’t retaliate.”The woman said her colleagues agreed that the manager’s behaviour had gone too far, adding that, after the incident, he had sent out an official announcement to the group requesting everyone use "Roger” when replying to messages.
”A few minutes later he told the employee to contact the human resources department and sort out her resignation."This is a real case, the resignation is still being processed,” the employee was quoted as saying.
The word "chatiquette" has been used in connection with various chat systems (e.g. Writing is changing as it takes on some of the functions and features of speech.
Internet chat rooms and rapid real-time teleconferencing allow users to interact with whoever happens to coexist in cyberspace.Screenshots of the conversation went viral on microblogging site Weibo, with 280 million views for posts on the topic, and broad support among users for the employee.Comments included: "Any reason is valid if your boss wants to fire you”; "To be honest, I would not reply to his message” and "I think a good leader should be able to accept different people’s communication styles and characteristics”.Thereby, a feeling similar to a spoken conversation is created, which distinguishes chatting from other text-based online communication forms such as Internet forums and email.Online chat may address point-to-point communications as well as multicast communications from one sender to many receivers and voice and video chat, or may be a feature of a web conferencing service.It offered several channels, each of which could accommodate up to five people, with messages appearing on all users' screens character-by-character as they were typed.