21 Nicest Things CEOs Have Done for Their Employees
What goes around, comes around, right? These CEOs have taken that lesson to heart—and in the process, they’ve changed their employees’ lives.
The boss that gave his staff a $4 million holiday surprise
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During his company’s annual holiday lunch, FloraCraft owner Lee Schoenherr announced that all 200 of his full-time employees would receive a total of $4 million in bonuses—an average of $20,000 per worker. “This idea has developed over the past year and is my way of saying thank you to our team for the role they have had in our success,” Schoenherr said in an interview with Newsweek. The announcement drew cheers and applause from the staff members. “I started crying—it was huge for him to do something like that for everybody,” a supervisor told Newsweek. On the other hand, these are the 18 signs you have a terrible boss.
The boss that helped a grieving father preserve his son’s memory
For nearly 15 years, Ray Olson has meticulously maintained a memorial to his son, the younger Raymond Olson, who was killed in a crash involving a drunk driver in 2003. There was just one problem: The memorial stood on a piece of Chevron property that needed an upgrade. Thankfully, Chevron executive Joe Lorenz teamed up with Cesar Zepeda, president of a California neighborhood council, to build a permanent memorial at a nearby park, complete with a bench and plaque with a photo of Olson’s son. “It shows you people do still care,” Olson told NBC News. “The world has hope.” These random acts of kindness can change someone’s life right now.