For most companies, it’s a norm to organise dinners and outings to boost morale and show appreciation towards their staff. And during these celebrations, one can typically expect a few games to spice things up on the itinerary, most typically being lucky draws with an assortment of attractive prizes.
But instead of cash or fancy new gadgets, a company in China decided to take things up a notch by offering the one thing that we all covet the most but can never seem to have enough of: time off.
Employee in China wins 365 days of paid leave during company lucky draw
According to local newspaper China Press, a company based in Shenzhen, China left social media users stunned with their annual lucky draw contest, after offering their employees a whopping 365 days of paid leave time off!
According to one of the staffs in the company, the company dinner was originally planned to help boost morale, as it’s been close to 3 years since they’ve last had an event of such a scale.
After discussing with their boss, they’ve mutually agreed to surprise the staffs by announcing that the grand prize of the lucky draw would be 365 days worth of paid time off from work. With that said, they initially didn’t count on any of their employees to actually land the lucky prize initially.
Much to the surprise of the lucky winner and the boss of the company himself, someone did eventually walk away with the lucrative privilege of being able to kick-back, relax, and do absolutely nothing while being paid for it.
A spokesperson from the company explained that the winning employee will be asked to meet their boss and discuss his plans ahead with the newfound freedom he now has on his hands.
“The man will be given a choice to either utilise the prize or exchange it into cash”, said the spokesperson.
As the incident went viral on multiple Chinese portals, many netizens were equal parts stunned and a little envious at the lucrative prize.
“I would like to ask my boss to arrange for a similar lucky draw!”
A netizen then jokingly said that the boss would fire the employee who was in charge of the lucky draw segment.
“The employee would most probably get fired by the boss for organising such an event.”
“This is definitely a jackpot, he can enjoy some downtime while still drawing a salary.”
“When he comes back from his one year break, he might find out that his role has been replaced by someone else.”
“I think there should be terms and conditions for this.”
“If he takes the one-year break, he will have to start from scratch when he comes back.”
“Does someone have something against the boss to pull such a ‘prank’?”
What would you do if you managed to land a whole year off from work, and still be paid for it?
Tap here to give us a ‘Like’ on Facebook and stay up-to-date on the latest news!
Also read: Khairul Aming’s staff treated to Raya shopping splurge & poolside buffet, receive RM3,000 bonus each