Some restaurant bosses in Shenyang, China, forced all their employees to publicly thank them for giving them jobs this week and were stunned to find out that their performance did not sit well with customers.
According to Shanghaiist, the owners of a chain of hotpot restaurants forced all their employees to get together and form a bit square and take turns dropping to their knees and kowtowing to the owners and managers to thank them for giving them a job. Some even carried banners that said, “Thank you boss for giving me a job.”
The company even recorded the public thanking for posterity, and so the footage could be sent to other units to give them an idea how to hold a public bowing event of their own.
While the event must have made the bosses feel like big shots, it did not sit well with many potential customers on the Internet, who said it made the managers look like egomaniacal jerks.
"Who would want to go this kind of ... hot pot restaurant?" one Internet user commented on the photos.
Maybe the chain’s other units will take a lesson from the crowd’s reaction and avoid hosting their own thanking events after all.