s punishment for their poor customer service, four male employees at a real estate office in Nantong, Jiangsu province were forced to strip down to their undies and dance on the street.
Video of the four nearly-naked men dancing and clapping outside of the door of their office was shot by a passerby and quickly made its way to Chinese social media, igniting uproar and outrage.
According to the Modern Express, the Red Peak Real Estate Office was soon forced to issue a statement which explained that the employees had been punished in this way by a manager for their “bad attitudes” when dealing with customers.
While a lawyer told the media outlet that the employees could have refused the punishment and can now sue their employer for breaking China’s labor law, dealing with unusual disciplinary measures has become a part of life for many Chinese workers.
Earlier this month, male employees at a real estate company in Yichang, Hubei province were made to line up to be slapped in the face by their female manager.
Similarly, back in December, a cosmetics company in Nanchang, Jiangxi province attempted to build team “spirit” and “cohesion” by having women kneel in pairs on stage andsmack each other in the facewhile other employees and managers looked on.
Indeed, there seems to be no limit to what some Chinese companies will force workers to do in the name of “company spirit” and meeting sales targets. In 2016, some bank employees in Shanxi province werespanked on stageat a sadistic training seminar for failing to exceed expectations. Other workers have been forced toeat live mealwormsandchoke down bitter gourdas punishment for sub-par results.
However, it’s not only small, rural Chinese companies that subject employees to this kind of torture and ridicule. At a company event in January of last year, female workers at tech giantTencentwere made to give their male colleaguessimulated blowjobs on stage.