Start-up Offers Workers $7,500 to Take a Break
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FullContact, a Denver technologyHave Tech Start-ups Lost Their Sense of Fun?. Read more ... » company, recently announced this changeVacation Sabotage: Don’t Let It Happen to You!. Read more ... » to its vacationVacation Sabotage: Don’t Let It Happen to You!. Read more ... » policy: Go away, get off the grid, and get paid $7,500 to do it.
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Lorang explained the generous vacation policy on the company’s blog:
If people know they will be disconnecting and going off the grid for an extended period of time, they might actually keep that in mind as they help build the company. … At the end of the dayFoxconn denies workers went on strike at plant. Read more ... », the company will improve.
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Now benefits packages are again in the spotlight. Here are a few other offers we’ve been hearing about.
- Paid parental leave and “baby cash”: FaceHost a Company Picnic: 5 Reasons. Read more ... »book offers several perks, such as free meals three times a day, 21 days’ paid vacation, and 100% health coverage. But it seems the Menlo Park, California-based company has a particular <a href="http://www.facebook.com/careers/benefits” target=”_blank”>soft spot for parents, offering four months of paid parental leave, reimbursement for daycare and adoption fees, and $4,000 “baby cash” for the new arrival.
- Relaxation and pet care: To keep its workers inspired and creative, social game maker ZyngaZynga Unveils New Social Gaming Network. Read more ... » has “relaxation lounges” stocked with different gamingPlay to Win: 5 Ways to Make Money From Mobile Games. Read more ... » systems and arcade games. EmployeeWould You Let Your Employees Job Hunt?. Read more ... » pets also get onsite grooming, USA Today reports. The gaming company also provides onsite massages, haircuts, reflexology, and acupuncture.
- Paid, month-long sabbaticals: RedHow I Find and Hire the World's Best Employees. Read more ... » Frog Events, a Chicago-based company that boasts of having the “world’s best benefits,” pays for employees to take a month-long sabbatical to Africa, Asia, Europe, or South America–with any one other person or a spouse and children. (It also offers a free birthday massage and unlimited vacation days.)