The CEO of Bertch Cabinets, a company that has been making kitchens since 1977, decided to reward his employees for meeting its goals for the year.
But this is no ordinary bonus: no, he’s decided to take them on a week-long Caribbean cruise.
All 800 of them.
Gary Bertch told the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier that he wanted to reward his employees after a difficult few years, exacerbated by the recession.
We were anticipating we’d have better sales again this year. We just tried to get all of our people pumped up a little more to achieve the various goals, both customer-oriented goals and financial goals.
This isn’t the first time he’s offered holidays as incentive.
We went to Acapulco that time. We did several cruises to various locations, various ports. And we did Hawaii. That was probably our biggest trip.
Gary, his wife Becky and their 800 employees will be leaving on 8 January. They have four chartered flights, one night in a five-star hotel in Miami, and a bus to the port.
Then, they will embark on the cruise, with a stop-off at the island of Cozumel, off the coast of Mexico.
Hands up for everyone who wants to work at Bertch Cabinets?