At the most fundamental level, blacklisting is antithetical to what TNH was set up to do.  We, as an organization, are not here to judge the merits of any given business or organization.  We are here to provide a platform where you and other community members can share the results of your own experiences and evaluations.

Were we to step in and “judge” that a given employer is below some threshold in terms of its operational standards or labor practices, then we’d essentially be saying that our users can’t be trusted to think for themselves, that the site’s very premise is irrelevant, and that the official authorities set up to deal with these matters from a legal perspective are to be ignored.  This last point is crucial to understand: TNH is not a surrogate legal system for English-speakers in Vietnam.  We have neither the resources nor the authority to be so.

If an employer is breaking Vietnamese labor law, then they need to be reported to the appropriate offices for investigation.  If the investigation find violations, the appropriate punishments will be applied.  If this includes the suspension of their right to hire, then they would not be welcome on the site (and would likely be out of business, anyway).

If an employer conducts themselves in a way you do not approve of but which does not formally violate Vietnamese labor law, then review them.  That is what the site is here for.  Let your voice be heard, and let others make up their own minds on the matter.  It is, in the view of TNH, both unnecessary and unattractive to pursue a line of thinking that suggests the public is incapable of this independent decision making and must be sheltered from it.

Employers on TNH are required to identify themselves.  In doing so, they give the users of our site the opportunity benefit from the experiences of others who have gone before them and share their own feelings about a place of work.  Make good use of it.  A business’ presence on the site and its ability to be talked about is a good thing.