Sheraton Hotels' Contest Rewards 'Asia's Top Workaholics'
While Australians are combing the globe for who best can fetch the mail out on a lonely Great Barrier Reef island, Sheraton Hotels has already awarded two women for doing way more than fetching the mail, indeed for being the biggest workaholics in the Asia Pacific region.
In a contest similar to the Great Barrier Reef job, avid office drones were encouraged to submit essays describing their lives devoid of vacations and family quality time. The two winners, Rachel Zhang Yi of China and Tee Yan Ven of Malaysia, both garnered a massive percentage of votes by turning their entries into something of mini-blogs, documenting their daily schedules and stresses. Yan Ven especially sounds desperate for some time off, saying: "my work takes up 90% of my time, and while I really enjoy what I do, this competition has given me a reason to reward myself and remind myself of balancing my work and social life."
Although their prizes don't include months off to live in the middle of nowhere, they will at least be treated to a pampering vacation with three other family members or friends at a Sheraton resort of their choice. We're rooting for Fiji or the Maldives!
[Photo: Sheraton Asia]