Spending a week playing with your new puppy and getting paid for it is enough to make us think of changing jobs.
Heads up to Barking from the Bayou for this great story.
BrewDog, a brewery headquartered in Scotland, announced that it would be instituting "Puppy Parental Leave" across their company giving a week off with pay to any worker adopting a puppy. And yes, they’re referring to this benefit as “Paw-Ternity Leave.”
They also give generous leaves to people with human babies.
The brewery was founded by two men, James and Martin, and one dog, Bracken, in 2007 and now employs over 1000 people worldwide.
One of our aims as a business is to be the best company to work for. Ever. Puppy Parental Leave is just one small step towards making that a reality, as we launched it as a direct response to staff members who were taking holiday days to settle in new dogs, or worrying about their new best friend at home when they were at work. The two things we care most about in the world are beer and people. We also really, really like dogs.
Not surprisingly, BrewDog has seen an increase in job applications through the company’s website. They also allow workers to bring their dogs to work.
DogTap Columbus, the brewer’s first U.S. location, has recently opened in Columbus, Ohio, part of a $30,000 investment.
Puppies and beer, a much better idea than sliced bread.