Everyone knows that life can get rough sometimes. It’s even harder going to work when you’re facing hard times at home. They say to keep work-life and home-life separate, but it’s nearly impossible when you see your co-workers more than you see your own family. Your co-workers sometimes become a secondary family, and it’s always nice to have the support you need when you need it.
Generally speaking, CEOs are the last people anyone thinks of when looking for help, especially for personal problems. Most CEOs aren’t exactly known for their generosity, let alone for their familiarity with the people who work for them. A notable exception is Chieh Huang, the CEO and co-founder of Boxed. He is well aware of what his employees are going through and what they need. The New York-based bulk delivery company is more like a close-knit family than a faceless, soulless corporation.
The benefits the company provides its employees are the kind most of us dream about. Some of these insane benefits include the payment of college tuition for the children of employees, and unlimited maternity and paternity leave for new parents. Huang’s generosity stems from his own personal experiences growing up with working class parents, who had emigrated from Taiwan. He realizes the importance of providing opportunities for people to change their lives for the better. This is one CEO who is taking steps to level the huge income gap that is evident in today’s economy. So, when Huang heard about what one of his hardest working employees, Marcel Graham, was going through, he stepped up and decided to lend a hand.
Watch the video below to see how Huang’s surprise announcement leaves not only Graham, but his entire staff in tears.
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