Employees of a Chinese company are forced to take to the streets in CRAWL after they fail to meet their annual targets
- The group of female workers had to cross the road in China
- They work for a beauty salon and have not achieved their goals, reports say
- The team was led by a male supervisor who had a large flag
- Visual material has led to controversy with much criticism of the extreme punishment
Tracy You for Mailonline
Employees of a Chinese company were forced to crawl into the streets after failing to meet their annual targets, which led to a stir among web users.
The staff were on their hands and knees when they made their way through the busy traffic of Tengzhou yesterday afternoon according to local reports.
Pedestrians of the city in eastern China were shocked by the scene as they stopped to watch the workers moving on hands and knees, showing video.
All creeping employees were women and they work for a company that sells beauty products, btime.com reported.
The group was led by a male supervisor, who walked while holding a large flag bearing the name of the company.
Two other workers were seen by the group while filming the extreme punishment.
The police quickly arrived at the scene after noticing the behavior of the group, according to btime.com.
Agents demanded that the leader of the team stop the penalty before giving him an oral warning.
A group of female workers at a beauty professional in eastern China had to get on hands and knees yesterday through a busy street as a punishment for their poor job performance.
Images of the humiliating task have led to outrage among Chinese internet users, with a lot of criticism of the company because of his abuse of the workers.
A typical comment is: "Employees are also people. To give them such a disrespectful punishment, the boss is not a sensible person. & # 39;
The comment goes on: & # 39; It is also the same for those employees. Why are they still working in such a company? & # 39;
Some internet users suspect that the company wanted to use the fine to advertise itself in the city, hence the big flag; others are convinced that the company is a pyramid scheme.
Reportedly, the company has been ordered to stop the company and carry out self-reflection by local authorities.
According to Chinese employment contract law, employers are not allowed to humiliate employees and corporal punishment. Moreover, the employer is liable for compensation if the employee is harmed.
Nevertheless, many Chinese companies are known for performing public humiliating rituals as punishment, from crawling on the streets to worm eating.
Last month workers in a Chinese hairdresser were forced to hit themselves 100 times in the face, eat raw peppers and run 10 km because their job performance had not met their boss's expectations.
In November, employees at a home improvement company in Zunyi, Guizhou Province, were beaten with belts, forced to drink urine and eat insects after they had not achieved their goals.