A generous boss spent nearly £400,000 on a luxury holiday to the Maldives for 100 of his employees as a ‘small token’ of his gratitude.
Founder of mixed martial arts company Evolve, Chatri Sityodtong, flew his workers to the tropical nation for an all-expenses paid trip because he was so pleased with his company’s figures.
He said Evolve, a Singapore-based chain of MMA academies, had seen a 30 per cent year-on-year growth and he wanted to thank his employees for their hard work and dedication.
While some bosses may buy you a drink at the office Christmas party, Mr Sityodtong spent a cool £392,000 on the trip to the paradise island.
And this is not the first time he’s splashed out on his employees.
He said the holidays are a ‘normal part of Evolve culture’ and he has previously taken his workers to luxurious destinations such as Bali, Krabi, Khao Lak and Bintan in Indonesia over the past five years.
‘These rewards are a small token of my heartfelt gratitude to all of the phenomenal rockstars at Evolve MMA,’ he said.
‘Every year, I take the entire team on an all-expenses-paid trip to a five-star luxury resort at a surprise destination.’
He added: ‘Many of my staff would love to travel the world, but do not have the means to do so.
‘The vast majority of my team at Evolve come from humble backgrounds of poverty, tragedy, or adversity.
‘For them, Evolve is the greatest opportunity to escape poverty and to achieve the life of their dreams.
‘The best deserve the best. It is only fair.
‘We do our best to hire the best people in the world, giving out only one job offer for every 200 applicants. So they should be compensated as such.
‘We work hard, and we play hard.
‘Evolve has the best team in the world. I am very confident in my team. I believe in them 100 per cent.’
The entrepreneur said the holidays will continue for the foreseeable future but joked he has not yet planned 2017’s one just yet.
He said: ‘The world is a big place! I don’t know where our annual retreat will be held next year, but I hope to take them to another spectacular place.’
So if you fancy an all-expenses paid trip… you should probably get your application form in now and keep checking on The Platform101. We will let you know when the organization has a vacant role right on time.