You might think yourself pretty lucky if your boss makes you a brew, turns a blind-eye to the amount of time you spend on Facebook and doesn't put you on a disciplinary for rolling in with a hangover for the third time in two weeks.

You might have even gone so far as to pick them up a mug which says 'World's Greatest Boss' for Secret Santa. But, if you have done that, I need you to go to the kitchen now and smash that mug, because that mug is lies.

The 'World's Greatest Boss' is clearly Ian Lucas, 48, who took all 42 members of his staff on a luxury, all-expenses-paid holiday to Marbella.

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As well as putting them up in a luxury hotel, Ian also forked out for a Michelin-starred meal for his team, who all work for travel company Red7.

Ian said: "Some of them have been with the company since it started, so it's only right that these people are at the centre of our celebrations.

"What sets Red7 apart from its competitors is a promise to create once-in-a-lifetime premium experiences - I wanted to bring that element of our ethos to life for my staff during this trip.

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"A cash bonus or a gift is a nice reward in the moment, but I can't think of a better way to express my thanks than by treating my employees to a lavish, money-can't-buy trip and creating lasting memories."

Red 7 specialises in 'group activity and travel', organising stag and hen dos, birthday holidays and weekends away with pals. So, I guess that's quite a fitting treat for the team, then.

This isn't the first-time Ian's treated his staff, when the business was celebrating its 10th birthday, in 2007, he flew the whole team to Benidorm.

Some of Ian's jammy team members. Credit: Solent News

And he's already planning the next one: "We are increasingly seeing a trend towards more far-flung trips.

"Perhaps for the 30th anniversary of Red7, we'll find ourselves in Las Vegas, having a flutter on red seven."

Any jobs going, Ian?

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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