Publication / Source: Bioanalysis 8(9)
Authors: Ming Li
Right before Chinese New Year, it is customary for many Chinese companies to hand out so-called ‘red bags’ – usually bonuses for the previous year’s performance – to employees before they merrily dive into the world’s largest-scale holiday traffic flow back to their home towns to be reunited with their families for the Lunar New Year celebration. The celebration will in theory last until the 15th day of the first lunar month – the Chinese Lantern Festival – but most working professionals head back to work 5 or 6 days after New Year’s Day. Many young bioanalysts, though, will not go back to the CROs from which they got their red bags not so long ago.