An employee won a whole year of paid leave during the lucky draw segment of his company’s dinner event in Shenzhen, China, on Sunday (9 April).
A video of the event was shared online on the Chinese social media site Weibo showing the lucky employee holding onto a huge cardboard cheque with the words “365 days of paid leave” emblazoned on it in Mandarin.
The man who won the prize is believed to be a manager of the company.
The company dinner was reportedly an event held by the company for their employees to unwind, relax and destress; and also because they hadn’t held the annual dinner for the last three years.
Among the dinner event’s segments was the lucky draw, with the prizes up for grabs including an annual paid vacation (that is the top prize) and several other smaller prizes.
The woman narrating the Weibo video explained that the company had offered the lucky winner of the top prize the option of either utilising the paid leave or encashing it for money instead.
The man who won the top prize was in disbelief and kept asking if the prize was real because the chances of winning that prize were little to none, but not impossible.
The man’s boss was just as shocked because the prize hadn’t been won for a long time, and now someone had finally won it after so long.
The man’s job scope in the company reportedly involves him travelling rather frequently, according to Chinese media outlets.
Netizens commented that if the man utilised his prize and didn’t show up for work for a whole year, he could be replaced at work; while others said that he should just exchange the 365 days of paid leave for money instead since he is already travelling for work.