Underperforming Chinese workers made to drink urine, eat bugs

Drink urine eat cockroaches Chinese company's extreme punishments for missed targets

Workers at a Chinese home renovation company who failed to complete their tasks had to drink urine, eat cockroaches or get whipped by a belt. The video has been viewed nearly 540,000 times.

The video, filmed in southwestern China's Guizhou Province on October 30, shows a worker standing in the middle of what appears to be an office meeting room being whipped by one of the managers.

Police investigated the company after reports and video surfaced of the cruel and freaky punishments, the BBC reports.

Police arrested the managers after videos of them whipping employees with a belt and forcing them to drink yellow liquid emerged on social media.

It was later deleted, but screenshots carried by news website Zunyi Yaowen showed text messages apparently sent by managers threatening staff with various punishments if they did not meet sales targets set by the company.

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"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", one message, via the report, read.

In a statement released by police, it was revealed that two of the firm's managers have been jailed for ten days, while another will serve five days in jail.

Other alleged punishments include workers being forced to drink vinegar or toilet water, or being forced to sell condoms and sanitary pads on the street.

According to the South China Morning Post, citing Pear Video, staff had not been paid in two months and were reluctant to leave without first receiving their back pay. The employee added that the firm threatened to reduce their severance pay should they resign from their jobs.

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