While some professionals frequently switch jobs, clutching a bigger paycheck each time, staying loyal to a company has its own rewards—at least for the employees working at Surat’s Hare Krishna Exporters, it does. Recently, three senior staffers completed 25 years of service with the company. Their reward? A Mercedes EACH.
Employees Nilesh Jada (40), Mukesh Chandpara (38) and Mahesh Chandpara (43) joined the company in their teens. Honouring their 25 years of service, the owner of the company, Savji Dholaki, reportedly gifted them Mercedes-Benz GLS SUVs. They were handed the keys at an event in Surat by Madhya Pradesh Governor and former Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.
According to a report in The Economic Times, the luxury SUV is powered by a 3-litre V6 engine and its on-road price in Surat is around Rs 1 crore. The car comes with a seven-speed automatic transmission gearbox, along with LED headlamps and intelligent lighting system. Some of the other features include panoramic sunroof, three-zone climate control system among others.
Dholakia told The Times Of India, “These three had joined us when they were just around 13 or 15 years old. They started with learning to cut diamonds and polish it and now they are not only experts but most senior and one of the most trusted people of our country.”
He further added, “I felt we must recognize their work and loyalty to the company and so I decided to gift them these cars as our gratitude to them and their loyalty and hard work.”
This is not the first time when Dholakia has gifted something substantial to his employees. In 2014, he gifted 500 flats and 525 pieces of diamond jewellery to his employees as Diwali bonus, while in 2015, Dholakia rewarded 1,268 employees and in 2016, he gifted 1,260 cars and 400 flats to the deserving staff.