Evolve MMA boss spends $500,000 – Takes entire company on vacation
How would you like to work for a boss who takes you and the rest of the company’s staff on a vacation that costs more than half a million dollars?
From Business.Asiaone.com: “According to founder and chairman Chatri Sityodtong, Evolve has been registering approximately 30 per cent year-on-year growth throughout 2016, on top of ‘strong double-digit growth every year.'”
“In fact, the company did so well in 2016 that Sityodtong recently spent $500,000 just to reward more than 100 employees with an all-expenses-paid trip at a five-star luxury resort in the Maldives.
Members of Evolve’s fight team, including ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee, were joined by the company’s support staff and world champion trainers on the trip.
Sityodtong, a serial entrepreneur, told AsiaOne that rewards such as the Maldives trip were nothing out of the ordinary at Evolve MMA.
Calling the annual retreat a ‘normal part of the Evolve culture’, Sityodtong said that such rewards were ‘a small token of my heartfelt gratitude to all of the phenomenal rockstars at Evolve MMA.'”
A video posted to YouTube says this about the vacation:
As a small token of our gratitude to all of the wonderful superstars who work at Evolve, we take our team every year on an all-expenses-paid trip to a luxury resort at a surprise destination. We are truly blessed to work alongside so many remarkable human beings who want to change the world for the better. In 2016, our secret destination was the beautiful Maldives and we definitely blessed it with our craziness!
“‘Every year, I take the entire team on an all-expenses-paid trip to a five-star luxury resort at a surprise destination,'” he said, adding that the company has been organising staff retreats for the past five years.
Past retreats have seen employees vacationing in popular beach getaways such as Bali, Krabi, Khao Lak, and Bintan.