According to third-hand news reports, a company in China offered a special bonus to employees who performed exceptionally well: brand-new coffins!
It may be a pun in Chinese. The word for coffin in that language is a homonym for "wealthy official," so the coffins may be trophies rather than a practical gifts. The president of the company allegedly suggested that employees donate their coffins to the poor if they elect not to use them.
*Hrumph* Alex has never offered me a coffin.
-via Rocket News 24