A total of at least six workers were spotted slowly crawling on their hands and knees along the side of a busy road in Zaozhuang, following behind a man holding a flag emblazoned with their company’s name.
The procession was eventually stopped by police and the company’s operations have been temporalily suspended. Reportedly, managers claimed that they were merely trying to “motivate” employees who had come up short in regard to their sales goals.
The employees are far from the first to be punished in this way for failing to reach sales targets. Alternatively, Chinese companies have also been known to slap or spank workers, as well as making them eat live mealworms, choke down bitter gourd, or drink toilet water for coming up with sub-par results.