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Oppo States Beggar Letter A 'Miscommunication'

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| July 22 , 2017 , 14:44 IST

Oppo got in trouble after a post on social media alleging one of its employees had said "Indians are beggars" went viral.

The post said to be by the company's service team in Punjab, also said that all employees in the team had tendered their resignation. The company, however, says now that the management team and the service team have reached a settlement and no one would be leaving.

An unverified letter signed by members of Oppo's Punjab team dated July 15 began circulating on social media earlier this week after the company allegedly mistreated Arun Sharma, service manager at Oppo Service Team in Punjab. In the letter, the service team accused the company of making derogatory comments about India and the country's culture.

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The letter went on to say that head of managerial departments in Punjab told the service team that they "only work for money," and that they don't have any "dignity and self-respect." The letter further alleged that when the employees asked for a raise, they were told that "Indian are beggars always asking for money."

Arun Sharma, an Oppo employee named in the letter, told media that no one in his team has resigned. "We are looking who has done this and will initiate suitable action," he added.

"We at OPPO India are aware of the recent report related to our Punjab Service team on July 15th and it had been resolved on July 16th," a spokesperson media in a statement.

"The whole issue was due to the miscommunication between the two parties. The service team was upset over the manager being asked to tender his resignation because of inadequate work performance after several formal warnings for the same. But later, a consensus was reached and the concerned service team is continuing to work with us."