Cards Against Humanity, the popular yet hilariously offensive card game, posted a revealing message on their website about generosity and compassion during the holiday season:
“This year, 150,000 people signed up to receive Eight Sensible Gifts from us.
Like many of the physical products we buy, most of these gifts were made in China. This is something a lot of companies don’t like to draw attention to, and as a result Americans often don’t see the labor that goes into the things they buy. But we’ve always viewed the way our stuff is made as a part of who we are.
Our printer in China has grown with us from a small business to a huge operation, and it’s important to us to go above and beyond our obligation to the workers who make our game. While our factory provides excellent wages and working conditions, Chinese working conditions are generally more strict. This year, we used the money from one day of our holiday promotion to give our workers something very uncommon in China: a paid vacation.
The printer didn’t have any formal procedures for paid vacations, so we bought 100% of the factory’s capacity and paid them to produce nothing for a week, giving the people who make Cards Against Humanity an unexpected chance to visit family or do whatever they pleased.
This doesn’t undo the ways that all of us profit from unfair working conditions around the world, but it’s a step in the right direction. Below you’ll find some thank-you notes and vacation photos from that factory staff shared with us.
– Cards Against Humanity”
“My hobby is to go traveling with my wife and children. I think this is probably something most people are interested in. This vacation, I took my son to the river bank to catch fish, and we also also climbed a 600 meter tall mountain! I think Civilization Cards is a very interesting card game (but I do not know how to play)!”
– Su LiangLiang
“I am the warehouse manager. This year we’ve taken on a large-scale renovation project; we have refurbished the warehouse from top to bottom. I enjoy playing basketball. During my holiday, my wife and I traveled to Yang Zhou to see the beautiful mountains and scenery of the southern Yangtze River. It was great to relax and refresh. I think that Humanity Cards are incredibly creative, they should be popular overseas.”
– Zhou Jian
“I am Si Chunxiang. My work mainly involves the factory’s finances. I like to travel, read and obviously enjoy fine foods! My daughter’s grades haven’t been the greatest, so I used my holiday to find her a tutor and help her with her studies. I think the Humanity Cards are probably a great game for parties, also great for travelling. Everyone can gather together and play!”
– Si Chunxiang
“My name is Zhang Yuehua. I am responsible for packaging and shipping, ensuring that our customers’ orders are accurate and shipped on-time. Over my vacation, my wife and I went to visit our son who is serving in the mili-tary. My son and I like to watch NBA basketball. We also like hiking and outdoor activities. I think that Humanity Cards are a great item, I recommended them to to my son. He thinks they sound really creative. I think that they would definitely sell really well in China!”
– Zhang Yuehua
“My name is Zhang Ercheng, I am a manager in the cutting workshop. I like to watch soccer in my free time and exercise. During my vacation I returned to hometown and celebrated my daughter’s sixth birthday. My family got together and ate, it was really great! I think that Humanity Cards is a pretty great board game. Its status overseas is probably equivalent to the Chinese game Three Kingdom Murder!”
– Zhang Ercheng
“My name is Kong Zhengang. I am in management. Our company is really busy. In an effort to improve our customer service and fulfill our customers orders on time, we have put it of work into expansion and attracting talent. I have a it of hobbies, fishing probably being the biggest. On my vacation I went to Fujian with friends to fish in the river.”
– Kong Zhengang
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