Company Gifts Nearly 200 Employees With $10 Million Worth Of Christmas Bonuses
An American company has gifted its employees with $USD10 million worth of bonuses at its annual Christmas party.
As every year comes to a close, chances are your company will throw a Christmas party. It's meant to provide people a place to let their hair down together, reflect on the year that was, congratulate any big milestones and look forward to the year ahead.
But one company has left its employees shocked after management revealed they'd all walk away with massive bonuses.
The 198 employees were asked whether they were excited about the 'big surprise' and many looked as though it was going to be that HR was getting a new water cooler. But then they were told to look inside the red envelope that each person was handed at the St. John's Properties Christmas party.
Naturally, when they saw the big dollar amount they'd get they lost the plot.
Each pay packet was different and dependent on how long they'd been at the company however the average reward was around $USD50,000. Everyone, from maintenance staff and receptionists to brokers and executives, got a red envelope.
Photos from the night show people left in absolute shock from the big reveal, with some people explaining how a bonus like this would be 'life-changing'.
Chairman and founder Edward St John explained the reward was for helping the company reach its targets.
"To celebrate the achievement of our goal, we wanted to reward our employees in a big way that would make a significant impact on their lives.
"I am thankful for every one of our employees, for their hard work and dedication. I couldn't think of a better way to show it."
"I may steer the boat, but they're the ones that run the boat. They are the ones that make the boat go. Without the team, we are nothing."
He added in a statement: "My philosophy has always been to surround myself with the best and brightest and that is what we have done."
That would make for one hell of a Christmas party after the big announcement was made - there will no doubt have been a few sore heads in the morning.
Featured Image Credit: St. John's Properties