Watch: Employees ordered to creep on kneels publicly in city center of Chongqing in a company training program aiming to enhance capability of the staff to work under pressure
A group of company staff were ordered to kneel down and crawl in public around the Liberation Monument, a symbol construction in city center of Chongqing and in the meantime shouting slogans like “Cheers! Go ahead!”. Watch the video below.
After military style company culture training taking place in northeast China's Liaoning province, China sees another bizarre company training course in Chongqing in southwest China.
On the morning of May 2, many Weibo users disclosed that a group of company staff were kneeling down and crawling around the Liberation Monument in the commercial center of Chongqing municipality and in the meantime shouting slogans like “Cheers! Go ahead!”, drawing large crowd of curious passers-by to stop to watch.
The Weibo report prompted a reporter from Chinanews to go to the spot but found the company staff had left. Chongqing public security office confirmed through its Weibo account that a cosmetic company did conduct the crawling activity in downtown Chongqing as a training program aiming to enhance the capability of the employees to challenge high working pressure.
The Chongqing police persuaded the company to leave and criticized the organizer for conducting such kind of training program, according to Chinanews.
The report has sparked sharp criticism from Chinese netizens toward the Chongqing company as employee abuse. Some claim the purpose of the crawling activity was not to train them to challenge working pressure, but to become servile through humiliating them. Following are some comments from China’s largest news website 163.com:
他 们都说我智商低: They went so far as to think of such stupid pressure-releasing method and it is even more laughable that the employees followed the order to crawl!
A mobile user from Dongguan of Guangdong: Idiot! Are you human or dog? I would ask my puppy dog Awang to crawl around.
A mobile user from Longnan of Gansu: It is easy to say so, but the employees making efforts to survive had no choice.
A mobile user from Shanghai: The company did not show any sense of respect to the employees.
小学三年级四班班长: It is a method of the company to spiritually control and exploit the employees.
中國國民黨蔣中正: They receive servile education in the schools and after graduation they experience servility.
A mobile user from Amoy of Fujian: The boss has been involved in abusing employees.
In February 2013, a video clip titled North Korea style waitress group performance showing a group of waitress in a restaurant in North east China’s Dandong city yelling and shouting in a so called company culture training course went viral and drew overwhelming criticism on Chinese social media.