Bankers beware of job opportunities in China. A video has surfaced online, showing Chinese bank staff standing in line and being spanked for not doing their job well enough.

The video, which has gone viral, was first posted by The People’s Daily. It shows footage of a trainer berating eight employees, a female among them, for not ‘exceeding expectations’ during a training exercise.

Following the scolding, the trainer then proceeds to spank the ‘underachievers’ with a stick. According to reports, what follows is even more bizarre; he later cuts their hair and shaves their heads!

The incident happened at a training session for over 200 employees at the Changzhi Zhangze Rural Commercial Bank in northern China.

The trainer has since issued an apology, not to the employees, but to the bank executives who ordered an inquiry after the scandal broke. He said the spanking was ‘part of a training model’ he had been using successfully for many years. Unfortunately for him, this time his ‘technique’ was captured on a phone camera.

Check out the video above.