Each of Her Employees Got $10,000 and a First-Class Ticket to Any Destination in the World

    Sara Blakely/instagram
    Sara Blakely/instagram
    Greg

    9:53 PM EDT, October 31, 2021

    Imagine your boss stands up and in the middle of a company event and he or she announces that you all get the holidays of your dreams plus $10,000. Unreal as it sounds, this is what happened to the staff of one company.

    Sara Blakely/instagram
    Sara Blakely/instagram

    Sara Blakely and SPANX

    Sara used to be a door-to-door salesman selling fax machines. She managed to save some money and in 2000 she started a small company called Spanx.

    Sara Blakely/instagram
    Sara Blakely/instagram

    The road forward

    Within 20 years her tiny enterprise selling underwear has grown to become a huge corporation worth $1.2 billion, employing about 500 people. That is why Blakely recently decided to celebrate the success with her employees.

    Sara Blakely/instagram
    Sara Blakely/instagram

    Yet another office party...

    At first it looked nothing but another company event. Nobody had any idea what her boss was actually up to.

    Sara Blakely/instagram
    Sara Blakely/instagram

    Suddenly Blakely stood up and asked everyone for attention...

    Sara Blakely/instagram
    Sara Blakely/instagram

    Much to the surprise of everyone she announced that was going to give everyone vacation of their dreams

    Sara Blakely/instagram
    Sara Blakely/instagram

    As part of it, everyone could buy 2 first-class tickets to any destination in the world...

    Sara Blakely/instagram
    Sara Blakely/instagram

    … and $10,000 of pocket money

    Sara Blakely/instagram
    Sara Blakely/instagram

    Disbelief and happiness

    Sara Blakely/instagram
    Sara Blakely/instagram

    At first the crew did not believe what they had just heard. Once they realized it was true, they were in seventh heaven!

    Any chance that a surprise like this could ever happen to you?
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