A punishment is being given to employees of a Chinese home furnishing in Shaanxi, China, employees that do not hit company targets will be punished by making them swallow and eat live worms.
In a public place downtown of Hanzhong, Shaanxi Province around 6:30pm of November 8, 50 uniformed employees gathered to form a circle.
Later the manager named Mr. Cao arrived with a plastic bag containing chopsticks, cups and two bottles of liquor. The other contained live yellow mealworms.
After Mr. Cao gave instructions. He immediately poured some liquor into each cup, added a 4 to 5 worms and announced the names of all underperforming employees telling each of them to drink up.
“Today’s punishment is eating worms they bought from a pet market. Four to five worms for losing one customer,” explained another employee.
On Nov 10, a local newspaper reporter spoke to the man in charge whose surname is Cao.
Mr. Cao said. “We set sales targets for the next day and everyone signs a guarantee. If anyone fails to achieve the target, he or she will accept the punishment voluntarily.”
“The targets are set by employees, with the purpose of self-motivation,” Cao added.
However, some observers thought differently. They said the company ought to respect its employees instead of demeaning them.
A legal, lawyer named Attorney Zhao Xiaodong, has expressed concern about a violation being done to those employees, forcing to eat live worms infringes employees’ rights telling to report immediately to the labor department. – JCE.