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A video of a Chinese man publicly spanking employees for poor performance is making the rounds today.
The man lines the slackers up on stage in front of their coworkers, then goes down the line, thwapping each of them on the ass with a wooden paddle. Reports are calling it a “wooden stick,” but upon close inspection, I saw that it is actually a thin paddle — the best design for generating maximum velocity IMO.
— Phil (@marcauxpolo) June 21, 2016
Initial Chinese media reports suggested it was the employees’ boss wielding the stick but, according to a statement by local authorities in Changzhi, Shanxi province, the spanking was at the hands of a corporate coach during a team-building exercise organized by the bank.
It also claimed the coach shaved a man’s head half bald as punishment.
This shit right here is why China’s a legit threat. We’re over here demanding paid leave for adopting cats, while Chinese people are getting straight up hazed in public for poor performance. It’s work harder or get whooped. It’s finish that spreadsheet on time or dishonor your entire lineage. Their only way out was to jump off an Apple factory balcony into the sweet maw of death, but since the bosses installed nets, they can’t even do that anymore. There’s no escape — and that’s the key to creating an efficient work environment.
Demeaning people in front of an audience of their peers is effective. Guarantee it. As a guy who was in a fraternity a year ago, I can tell you that’s true from firsthand experience. China gets it. We don’t. It’s time to ramp up the fear and dread in the American workplace. Otherwise we’ll be defending the hills from the Chi-Comms by 2025..
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