Employer Gifts A Month’s Worth Of Groceries To More Than 100 Employees For Christmas

Christmas came early for some employees in the Netherlands when their boss unexpectedly offered them a month worth of groceries.

Digital marketing company Yonego is based in Breda, Netherlands and the company’s owner, Joris Toonders, wanted to do something special for his employees.

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In a surprise move, Toonders gifted more than 100 employees with a folder, a shopping bag, and a gold-colored envelope.

According to the Netherlands Posts English, Toonders explained to the employees that they could put their grocery store receipts from the month of December in the envelope and tuck it into the folder.


After his announcement, the room went silent. He said, “I have never seen a hundred colleagues so quiet together.”

Toonders clarified that the grocery store receipts didn’t have any limits and employees could pick and choose what to buy for food. What many employers would trust their employees to be reasonable, Toonders emphasized that trusting colleagues is important and he felt his employees wouldn’t take advantage of the gift.

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He shared with the outlet, “I don’t know what people normally do for groceries and whether they’re going to buy something extra, but I trust my colleagues. You have to trust your colleagues and they have to feel that way too.”

What a great boss!

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