Just HOW much do people love their pets? Enough that one business has decided to offer paid leave to employees with new pets.
It’s called….believe it or not… ‘fur-ternity leave’.
Nina Hale, a Minneapolis marketing company, announced the new policy on its website. It has adopted ‘fur-ternity leave’ for employees, allowing them to work flexible hours from home for one week when welcoming a new puppy or kitten into their homes in order to help the furry friend adjust.
“Part of embracing employee satisfaction as a business priority means recognizing important life events that happen outside of the office,” Nina Hale CEO Donna Robinson said. “If we want to continue to set the example as a top workplace, it is crucial to offer innovative benefits that help to preserve the work-life happiness of our employee owners.” The policy was inspired by Connor McCarthy, a senior account manager at the firm, who asked for a week of flexible hours when he got a new dog in May.
What do you think – good idea, or unfair to employees, say, with goldfish? ~ Jason