Quick question: When’s the last time your boss took you on vacation?
Oh, never? That’s what we thought.
For most people, just being able to secure enough time off from the job to take a proper vacation would be considered lucky, let alone having their superior pay for it all in full. But that’s exactly what one billionaire in China did for most of his staff earlier this week.
Li Jinyuan, CEO of Tiens Group, literally took thousands of his employees on an all-expenses paid trip to France and Monaco to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary. The whole time the group was in the country, they received complete VIP treatment. But you’re probably wondering what it would take to show more than 6,000 people a good time in Europe, so here’s a look at the insane numbers that went into this trip:
- 6,400 staff members attended
- 140 hotels were booked in Paris alone
- 4,700 hotel rooms were used in total
- 146 buses were used to transport the group
- 1 Guinness World Record was broken (more on that to come)
- $14.5 – 22.3 million was the approximate cost of the trip
If all of that wasn’t enough, the group also received a private tour of the Louvre Museum, a private visit to the Moulin Rouge cabaret show, as well as a private shopping session at a luxury department store.
— STOMP (@stompsingapore) May 11, 2015
Feeling jealous yet?
Well, maybe you shouldn’t; there appears to have been a bit of a catch. For one, the group had to always wear either white or blue while traversing Europe. And, as we mentioned earlier, they also had a plan to break a Guinness World Record for “largest human sentence,” seen here:
— Oisín Rogers (@McMoop) May 10, 2015
We have questions: How long did it take to practice making this sentence? Was there homework involved? Was making the sentence mandatory if you wanted to attend the trip? Was the whole trip a giant cover for something much more sinister?!
Either way, we guess he’s a pretty awesome boss.