The case of a lucky man who won a year of paid vacation in a raffle from his company has gone viral on Chinese social networks, because the man must decide whether to take the long break or accept an extra year of salary but continue to go to the job.
More than 200 million Internet users in the Asian country have followed on Weibo - the equivalent of Twitter, censored in China - the story of Lu, who won the best raffle prize a week ago at his company's annual dinner in the province of Guangzhou, reports the South China Morning Post today.
Even Lu's boss was surprised by the employee's good luck, considering that no one would make it through the year of paid vacation because the chances of getting it were one in a thousand, another company worker told Daxiang News.
In a video posted by another of his colleagues, Lu is seen carrying a giant check that reads "365 days paid vacation", although the lucky executive wondered who would do his job when he was gone.
Shortly after, the winner himself explained in a video posted on the Douyin network that the company offered him a choice between a year of paid vacation or receiving an extra year of salary but without taking the twelve months off.
The dilemma has aroused the interest of hundreds of thousands of people in the Asian country, where the culture of work is deeply rooted.
Perhaps for this reason, most of the comments are in favor of Lu accepting the money but not taking vacations, as they fear that he will end up losing his job and the company will hire someone else in his place.
The protagonist of the story, for the moment, continues to think about the matter.
Lu stated that in recent years he has found his job "tiring," that the holidays would give him the opportunity to spend quality time with his family, and that he did not fear retaliation from his company, which he doubted would use his good fortune. as cause for dismissal.
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