The spirit of Santa came a little early to employees of the IKEA store in Hicksville. This morning all 250 employees, both full and part-time, were presented with custom-made all-terrain unisex bicycles -- in truth a surprise gift from their employer.
“We had a good year all around globally,” said Mona Astra Liss, public relations director for IKEA US. “We wanted to say ‘thank you’ for a great year,” this in a way that promotes health for both employees and the environment.
Indeed, as of today all 12,400 U.S. employees have the wherewithal to shed pounds, save on gas and cycle to work.