A six-night Disneyland is among the gifts and prizes up for grabs as part of a in California program for that was supposedly created to highlight achievements and boost morale, but there’s a catch. at the If an employee has his sights set on the Disney trip, he’ll have to work for more than 300 years at the company in order to earn enough points to it.
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But that’s not the case with every employer or with every job, so many employers and companies include an employee program to incentivize and motivate workers to be at their best. Employee programs are also widely used when a company seems to have misplaced its morale.
And it’s a very simple idea: a value is assigned to certain achievements within the workplace. earn points along the way, sometimes even for celebrating an anniversary with the company. They can then use those points to an experience or item offered as part of the program. It can be a great boost to morale.
And some employers offer restaurant , and hotel stays. (Wouldn’t it be nice if they all offered programs for with rewards like a trip to the , a aboard a , a couple of nights at shipDisney’s , Disney , or a ? (Ok, we were dreaming way too big on the membership.) programs for with a range of rewards, sometimes including movie tickets,
And in a post upvoted 19,000 on Reddit, a user shares information about the program for at his workplace that offers a at Disneyland for six nights, but the program looks to have the potential to squash morale for once and for all.
A user who posted as legend_runners shared a screenshot of his company’s “points and rewards platform,” which is part of the program offered to in his office.
According to his post, at the firm receive 200 points per month of work, which might sound like a lot of points–until you learn how many points are needed to earn many of the rewards offered in the program.
The screenshot seems to depict many , but in order for at the Disneyland to the , they’ll have to amass more than one million points. offerings. Of those, one of the most notable–and coveted– offerings is a six-night family
The value associated with the is 1,028,872, per the screenshot. We’re not sure what kind of success would have to achieve to earn such a high value, especially since only earn 200 points per month.
The Redditor explained that there are additional ways to earn points.
“You automatically get 400 points on your birthday,” he wrote, adding that “Every 10 years of loyalty you get 8,000 to 10,000 (the range depending on your department).”
But even after those values are included, will have a tough gig ahead of them. Well, maybe not a tough one, but a long one for sure. In fact, we’re betting that long before those kinds of points could be earned, most will be gone. Actually, all of them will be gone–not to other jobs, but to the Great Beyond.
That’s because even if . earn those additional points, they’d have to keep up the pace for more than 300 years before they could the The Redditor posted that in higher positions have the potential to amass a higher value. Regardless, his post sent other Redditors into orbit.
User Paulsoleo posted, “I would 100 percent call them out over this on day one, and be promptly fired.”
WhyYouYelling posted about his own workplace, saying if work 100 hours of overtime over a quarter, they earn a bonus paid day off. “And this is for salaried ,” he said.
Another user, tdomer80, aired his frustration with schemes like this one, saying “I’ve seen programs [for ] like this where top salespeople get showered with ‘points’ but office people get jack. The incentive trips are for the salespeople. Everyone else gets ‘trinkets and trash.'”
If a program for is to motivate and incentivize them, why would a company organize a program that offers a list that is largely out of reach for , no matter how hard they work?
Redditor Seannj222 seems to feel similarly, as he posted, saying that these kinds of schemes can hurt and the company in the long run, as they can make “ perform less because they know it’s just not attainable.”