A company has done something truly kind and inspiring. Cards Against Humanity decided to show true holiday spirit and gift their employees who work in a Chinese factory with an unexpected and very appreciated paid vacation.
The company stated on their blog that while “most companies don’t like to draw attention to” the reality that Chinese workers create their product and that “Americans often don’t see the labor that goes into the things they buy,” the company said it was “important to us to go above and beyond our obligation to the workers who make our game.”
The Chinese factory was said to have no available in-house paid vacations, so Cards Against Humanity stepped in and “bought 100% of the factory’s capacity and paid them to produce nothing for a week, giving the people who make Cards Against Humanity an unexpected chance to visit family or do whatever they pleased.”
Their blog also mentioned that “Chinese working conditions are generally more strict” and that paid vacations are “very uncommon” in China. It understands that the offer “doesn’t undo the ways that all of us profit from unfair working conditions around the world,” but said “it’s a step in the right direction.”
Their blog showcased sweet photos and many sincere and heartfelt “thank you” notes from the Chinese workers.
Su LiangLiang wrote:
My hobby is to go traveling with my wife and children. I think this is probably something most people are interested in. This vacation, I took my son to the river bank to catch fish, and we also climbed a 600 meter tall mountain! I think Civilization Cards is a very interesting card game, (but I do not know how to play)!
Cards Against Humanity explained that they funded the paid vacation with the proceeds from their “Eight sensible gifts of Hanukkah” promotion.