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Hero Employee Secures Early Finish For Co-Workers After Completing Boss' 'Impossible' Putting Challenge

Poppy Bilderbeck

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Hero Employee Secures Early Finish For Co-Workers After Completing Boss' 'Impossible' Putting Challenge

A boss has been left astounded after an employee completed an 'impossible' task, which meant the team could finish early. Watch the impressive feat here:

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First there's the testing of a four-day working week, and now, some lucky employees are allowed to get out of work early by playing a game of golf? Count me in.

On Friday, 10 June, the manager of AT&T in Dallas, Texas, challenged his employees to a putting challenge. And the reward? An early release into the weekend.

However, what he certainly wasn't expecting was one employee to actually complete the 'impossible' task.

The 'impossible' task included a golf club, ball and plastic cup. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
The 'impossible' task included a golf club, ball and plastic cup. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

The stakes were set high, with employees being told they could leave a whole three hours early at 2:00pm opposed to 5:00pm if they managed to complete the challenge.

The aim of the 'impossible' task was to hit a golf ball down the corridor and into a plastic cup.

Sales executive Malik Robinson explained: "We were so confused at first. My manager had a megaphone and told everyone to line up in the hallway."

Employees were told they could leave three hours early if one of them hit the ball into the cup. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
Employees were told they could leave three hours early if one of them hit the ball into the cup. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

While I would have to train for months in preparation, one employee, named Josh Lucas, proved to be a natural.

Much to everyone's surprise and delight - as just the second player to take on the challenge - Josh managed to 'smoothly' guide the ball along the corridor and into the cup.

Malik recorded the impressive feat and the video shows the rest of the team 'erupt[ing]' in joy.

Malik recorded the impressive feat on his phone. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
Malik recorded the impressive feat on his phone. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Malik noted: "It was like we were celebrating winning a championship game! We didn't think anybody would be able to do it.

"It was hilarious and so exciting."

In the video, after his impressive win, Josh can be heard telling his fellow teammates: "Let's go home!"

Malik reflected how the challenge didn't appear anywhere 'near feasible' and has since branded his colleague a 'hero'.

"After it, pretty much everyone got their bags and headed out. We got him some drinks at the bar later that night.

"It'd be great to have something like this every Friday," he said.

Malik deemed Josh a 'hero' and noted how the rest of the team all bought him drinks to say thank you. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
Malik deemed Josh a 'hero' and noted how the rest of the team all bought him drinks to say thank you. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

The video has since gone viral and been viewed over four million times and Malik noted how the feedback has been 'so positive'.

Users were quick to congratulate Lucas on his win and another commended the challenge as being 'brilliant from a leadership perspective'.

"Community, connection and reward. Love this!" they said.

Michael Francis, the sales director at AT&T, reflected: "A little friendly golf competition on a Friday is just one way we bond as a team at AT&T! It was so inspiring to see the team's energy go viral."

Featured Image Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Topics: US News

Poppy Bilderbeck
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