Taiwanese iPhone assembler Pegatron hands out minimum of NT$12,000 in prize money to all employees
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During its annual Weiya (尾牙, Lunar New Year party) yesterday, Taiwanese iPhone assembler Pegatron Corp. (和碩) handed out over NT$100 million in bonuses to its employees, with everyone receiving a minimum cash prize of NT$12,000, reported Apple Daily.
The top prize at Pegatron’s Weiya was a Nissan Kicks subcompact crossover vehicle worth NT$800,000, while 10 lucky winners took home the three biggest cash prizes worth NT$300,000, NT$200,000, and NT$100,000. Ten more employees were awarded NT$250,000 in cash, for a total of NT$10.5 million in major cash prizes.
Employees who failed to win these prizes were not down for long as they too all won a minimum cash prize of NT$12,000. It is estimated that the total amount of prizes awarded by the company to its 7,500 employees at the event was in excess of NT$100 million.
The Weiya featured live performances by Taiwanese pop singer Hsiao Huang-chi (蕭煌奇), Singaporean artist Tanya Chua (蔡健雅), and Taiwanese rock star Wu Bai (伍佰).