Job perks: Are these really what you want?

Free holidays

Who? Airbnb, Macildowie

Unlimited paid holiday leave

Who? Netflix, LinkedIn, Virgin Management

Egg Freezing

Who? Apple and Facebook

Bringing your dog to work

Who? Lots of employers, including Google and Mars Petcare


I am not sure how any of these would actually work as neither Virgin Management nor LinkedIn could provide figures of how many workers had taken up the perk of unlimited holidays.

Dogs are a regular fixture in the office for 8% of UK employees, according to research by Tech companies and pet-food firms are most likely to offer the perk.

Google is famously staffed by dog-lovers and the search engine even mentions the policy in its code of conduct, saying: “We like cats, but we’re a dog company, so as a general rule we feel cats visiting our offices would be fairly stressed out.”



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