Turkish CEO gives his 114 staffers 150000 pounds each!

The CEO of a tech firm in Turkey has laid a new claim to being the best boss in the world after giving his employees 17 million pounds in bonuses following the sale of his company. Nevzat Aydin, the boss of Turkey’s biggest online food ordering service Yemeksepeti, said his company was under no contractual obligation to rewards its 114 employees following a 375 million pounds acquisition by the Germany-based Delivery Hero. Aydin told the Hurriyet daily that he pushed for the bonuses over over 150000 pounds per employee because, “If there is a success, we have accomplished it together.” The profit-sharing gesture was thought to be a first among Turkish businesses, and comes 15 years after Aydin set up the company with just 50000 pounds in 2000.

Aydin, who will be staying on at Yemeksepeti after its acquisition as a member of the Delivery Hero management team, said there had been an emotional reaction among employees whose wages generally range between 700 pounds to 1200 pounds. Aydin said, “Some employees cried, some screamed, some wrote letters of thanks. There were emotions because you affect the lives of the people. People can by homes, cars.” A spokesperson at Delivery Hero said the bonus had been declared before the acquisition and the new parent company had approved of the idea.

 

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