Unusual Christmas present in the Bavarian Allgäu
This boss pays the electricity bill for his 70 employees
A German employer in the Bavarian Allgäu has decided to give his employees a special Christmas present. They celebrate with confetti.
Marc Wenz, businessman from the Allgäu.
Marc Wenz, owner of the Allgäu Outlet and Alpsee Outlet in Allgäu, Bavaria, had a big surprise for his employees, which he announced at the Christmas party. Since the business was so positive this year, he decided to take on the electricity bill for the year for all of his 70 employees. This news was celebrated with confetti cannons, according to RTL reports. An employee says: “Everyone cheered, yelled, laughed, some cried.”
The two outlets have generated record profits this year. “So I decided, after this successful year, to say that we would take care of all electricity costs privately for each employee and hopefully also a concern of these people,” Marc Wenz told the German television station. .
Employees can present their annual accounts to their boss and get the money transferred net.
Employees should feel relieved
But that was not all. Marc Wenz also decided to close the two outlets for three weeks. Employees must have enough time for inventory and do not have to work overtime or night shifts.
“Everyone has had enough stress this year, so I want my employees to end the year relaxed,” explains Marc Wenz. Another positive aspect is that energy can be saved in this way, since no escalators, cash register systems or heating systems have to work.
The electricity crisis is a financial burden for many people. Due to the war in Ukraine, gas and electricity prices have risen to record levels in recent months. (lrc)