Shop Till You Drop

December 16, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

Rachel Feintzeig wrote about the latest twist on bonuses: grocery shopping.

  • Companies are experimenting with awarding high performing employees two minutes at a supermarket to fill their shopping cart with whatever they can.
  • One employee manage to ring up $25,000 by purchasing bottles of Champagne, several Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners and plasma televisions.
  • Companies impose some limitations such as limiting items to one of each type, banning jewelry and gift cards, and disallowing “clotheslining” – the practice of sticking out an arm and sweeping a long line of items into a cart.
  • Those who have been given the award suggest going to the gym and training in advance to take maximum advantage.

Read about the person who decided to take the challenge at Victoria’s Secret, the importance of getting the lay of the land, and more over here.

Source: The Wall Street Journal