US firm gives employees $10 million Christmas bonus: Report
Maryland : A Maryland based company left its employees overwhelmed with an announcement of 10 million pounds as the Christmas bonus, said a media report.
It came as a surprise for the workers as they had zero idea on the announcement made by the 81-year-old owner Edward St John during the celebration of company targets achievements on Saturday, The Sun reported.
Each employee of St John Properties was given a red envelope at the Christmas dinner. It contained roughly 38,000 pounds (around Rs 35 lakh) each. A video from the party shows workers dancing with joy after learning their rewards.
Mr John said the company wanted to reward the employees in a big way to celebrate achievement of firm's goals to make a significant impact on their lives.
"I am thankful for every one of our employees, for their hard work and dedication. I couldn't think of a better way to show it. I may steer the boat, but they're the ones that run the boat. They are the ones that make the boat go. Without the team, we are nothing," he said.
"What happened tonight was magical. It's life-changing," said an employee.