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Year-End Company Bonus in China: A Coffin

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

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It could be a motivational tool, give a coffin as a "bonus" with an implication that if next weeks/months/years targets weren't met...
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