Shocking footage has emerged of more than 10 people forced to crawl on the floor in public in a Chinese city. The group of people, all employees of one company, were reportedly being punished by their boss because they hadn't hit their sales targets. Local media say that management wanted them to be more motivated. The incident took place outside a shopping mall in Baishan City, on April 2. The footage shows the unidentified employees, most of whom were suited, standing in lines before they are told to get on their knees. They then appear to crawl on wet floor for a considerable amount of time. As if things weren't already bad enough for the group - they had to suffer the humiliation of being filmed by several passersby.
According to Chinese media, the group were being punished because the company did not meet their sales targets. However, on April 7, the company spoke out about the video, denying any wrong doing. The company's spokesperson said that because they hadn't met their sales target, they asked the manager to crawl on his knees to motivate him, but that all the staff volunteered to follow their manager and do the "exercise" of crawling.
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