Published On: Fri, Jun 22nd, 2012

Vietnamese 6-year-old Promoted To Manager Position In Nike Shoe Factory

NAM GIANG, VIETNAM, (The Global Edition) – Ho Shi Fua, a 6-year-old Vietnamese kid from a small village near the Mekong Delta, was just promoted to a manager’s position in the Nike shoe factory for his good work ethic and extraordinary relations with other employees, sources say. Ho Shi Fua has been with the company since he was 3 years old, and began his career in the Nike shoe factory in a division used for lacing sneakers. After just 2 months working in that position, he was promoted to supervisor, overseeing a team that sawed logos onto sneakers and put items into boxes.

“When I first started working for Nike, I never even dreamed of becoming such a huge success! I needed the money, my family and I were barely managing to survive, and Nike seemed like the only choice out there for making a buck or two,” Fua said.

When asked why he gave the promotion to young Fua, executive director for Nike Vietnam Steve Rogers said, “if you’re not an expert in your field, you can’t gain respect from your colleagues as their leader, and Fua has demonstrated on several past occasions that he is truly a master of his craft.” Mr. Rogers added that Fua still holds the record for fastest lacing and boxing of Air Force 1 sneakers in company history, and that in his opinion, that kind of special skill shouldn’t be wasted on trivial jobs.

The staff’s favorite employee said he feels truly honored by the promotion, and intends to use the significant pay raise to feed his entire village, and eventually, after some skillful saving, treat himself to a pair of sweet Nikes.

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  1. pera says:

    Nooo, dont buy it. Its not original Nike.

  2. Stanley says:

    What, too cowardly to anger the Chinese by making up an article about them?

  3. spanishbill says:

    Don’t buy it especially if it is an original Nike! It is to laugh–our once ‘mortal’ enemy now a major trading partner and source of cheap, low-skilled slave labor for Korporate Amerika to feed the great konsumer society. If it wasn’t so close to the truth it would even be funnier. Unfortunately at five cents an hour none of the employees would ever be able to buy a pair of Njkes! (And don’t worry the Chinese will get their turn.)

  4. spanishbill says:

    Stanley–I don’t believe there are any cowards in this bunch. Take a look at the archives, there are lots of articles on China==how could one do satire and not include ‘the people’s republik.’! And the article about the suicide bomber in Pakistan that changed her mind, well, the list of responses actually may have some value to them–or they may just show how humorless people can be. This site is funny and provocative. Take a look at the real world around us. We can all use a good laugh once in awhile.

  5. By the time she reach 10 she will own the factory, at 15 she will probably own the Nike, at 20 she will become president of Vietnam at 35 she will be the 1st foreign born US president.

  6. This is why i wont buy nike stuff. cause of cheap labour and also they break the law. As a company they should know better ,. and reguardless of what country they work under no child should have to work till they are 18 yrs old when they are adult age. The American factory should be ashamed for this as many american companies in Asia have been caught out hiring kids when they should not have. Apple’s china factory broke rules too. Kids should enjoy there life as kids and play and go to school to learn,not work for little wadges and miss out on there childhood.

  7. Billy Pilgrim says:

    So this is The Onion for people who like fake news but not things that are actually funny? Super lame. Could have at least googled Vietnamese names.

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