Thursday, January 10, 2019

The 3rd nominee for the “worst employer of 2019” is … the barbarous boss

2019 is officially the year that my Worst Employer contest went international.

How do you motivate your employees to hit their sales goals? If you're the Runfa Hair Salon in Wuxi, China, you abuse the hell out of 'em.

According to the Daily Mail, employees who failed to sell 3,000 to 4,000 yuan ($436 to $582) worth of hair products each day suffered harsh physical punishment.

How harsh?

Employees were forced, in meetings in front of co-workers, to slap themselves in the face 100 times. If their face wasn't sufficiently reddened, they'd face a monetary fine of 500 yuan ($73).

Others were force-fed raw chili peppers, onions, and vinegar. And some were forced to complete 10-km run.

Anyone who complained was summarily fired.

All of a sudden your quota at work doesn't seem so bad, does it?