The managers were arrested after the video of the torture went viral on social media. One of the employees of the company in Zunyi, Guizhou province posted on social media site Weibo. The employed claimed staff has been subject to severe and extreme punishment. He posted the video with hashtag “employee who failed to meet their goals forced to drink urine”
Footage emerged showed incident where employees are
being whipped by belts.
Several employees are also seen taking cup of yellow
liquid and drinking it.
News website Zunyi Yaowen showed text messages threatening staff one of the message read:
“If the sales goal has not been met by the end of this month, the team leader will have to eat three cockroaches for each failed sale,”
According to other text messages, some of the other
punishments involved drinking toilet water or vinegar, selling sanitary pads or
condoms on the street and shaving their heads.
Zunyi police have reported two of the managers have been jailed for 10 days. The third will spend five days in jail.
On asking why didn’t they quit, one of the employees said company owed them two months’ pay and also the company threatened to reduce severance pay.