Shocking footage has emerged of a boss in China smacking his employees in front of the whole company for not working hard enough.
The boss of Shanxi Changzhi Zhangze Agricultural and Commercial Bank can be seen hitting eight employees four times each across the buttocks as their colleagues watch on, reports Huanqiu, affiliated with the People's Daily Online.
At one point, a woman can be seen almost falling over in pain as the boss whacks her.
In the footage, eight of the employees can be seen on the stage while their colleagues are sat on tables in what appears to be a banquet hall.
The man speaks with them on stage before he begins the attack with what appears to be a giant stick.
People in the audience are silent while the employees on the stage can be heard making noises as if in pain.
According to Chinese media, the employees were being beaten for not working hard enough.
The boss hits the group on the stage four times before the video comes to an end.
This isn't the first case of management in China forcing their employees to do embarrassing things after supposed poor performance at work.
In October 2015, employees were forced to crawl on their hands and knees around a lake after missing their sales targets.
Representatives of the staff involved told Chinese media at the time that the task was a punishment set by their company.
Employees were told to finish a lap around Ruyi Lake, a 23-acre lagoon in the city's central business district, by crawling.
According to eyewitnesses, nearly everyone's shirts and trousers were torn during the humiliating punishment.