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Boss rewards 800 employees with Caribbean cruise for their ‘hard work’

LONDON: A generous company boss has announced to take his 800 employees on a Caribbean cruise as a reward for their hard work over the last 12 months.

The CEO of Bertch Cabinets will pay for all of his staff to have a five-day break at the start of 2017.

“Bertch is excited to announce a company-wide vacation!” they posted on Facebook. “We will be closing all facilities January 9-13 so we can set sails for the sunny Caribbean! This trip wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of our incredible Bertch associates! Happy Holidays, everyone!” Gary Bertch, who runs the business, based in Waterloo, Iowa, will fly staff to Miami for a night in a five-star hotel before the Caribbean cruise begins.

“We’ve got four charter aircraft that will be flying directly to Miami [on] Sunday and staying at a nice five-star hotel,” Mr Bertch told The Courier.

“Then on Monday, we’ll bus over from the hotel to the port and load up on the ship.”

He underlined that the trip was being offered to employees as an incentive, adding: “We just tried to get all of our people pumped up a little more to achieve the various goals, both customer-oriented goals and financial goals.”


Asked why he chose Carnival cruise lines, he replied: “They’re a fun ship. And if anyone knows our crowd, they like to have fun. The first time we had them we ran them out of beer. We’ve learned they stocked extra for our trip this time so we don’t run out.”



Many have praised the company on social media, with one posting: “That’s awesome! What an incredible company! I hope you all have a wonderful and safe trip!!!”



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