Talk about benefits at work!
What do you like about your job? Are there any perks offered that are worth being there? If the only thing you can think of is that after Maria from accounting has brought donuts for everyone out of the goodness of her heart, you might want to rethink your workplace.
Because these people just got thousands of dollars and free travel all over the world.
Yes, these lucky ones are Sara Blakely’s employees. As CEO of Spanx, Blakely is now worth $ 1.2 billion. Now we hear a lot of stories of billionaires buying sports teams, yachts and private islands for themselves, so it’s nice to hear that one of the elite is pouring into their staff. According to the New York Post, Blakely’s contribution to its 500+ employees comes from the sale of its massive intimate apparel business.
I don’t know about you, but usually when businesses are sold to someone else there is a bit of chaos and uncertainty. Will you be valued by the new owners? Do you still have a job? Are you supported?
It’s safe to say that these people are.
Blakely made the announcement at a party celebrating the recent sale. With her daughter on stage with her, she said each employee would receive two round-trip first-class plane tickets anywhere in the world. She then said that they might need spending money while on vacation, as she announced that each staff member would also receive $ 10,000.
See for yourself …
Sara Blakely started the Spanx company for a simple reason … she wanted to wear white pants, but didn’t have the right underwear. After cutting the feet of her pantyhose, the light bulb went out and the rest is history. The range has expanded to include clothing and outerwear as well. Blakely was recognized as the youngest self-made billionaire in 2012.
Personally, I recognize her as the woman who saved us from rolling underwear, unflattering panty lines, and constantly tugging at our clothes.