Boss Gives His Employees $7,500 to Take a Vacation [VIDEO]
But There Are Rules: The Cash Has to Be Used for a Trip, and They Can't Check E-Mail During the Vacation
World's best boss? Michael Scott is going to have to give his mug to Bart Lorang, the CEO of a Denver-based start-up company. Lorang not only gives his employees a $7,500 bonus to take a vacation, but he makes them promise to use the cash on a getaway and that they'll ignore work while they're away.
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Lorang is the CEO of FullContact API, a contact management company, and, obviously, believes in rewarding his employees. But even though he sets rules on the vacation cash, he also admits he's not very good at following them himself.
"I suck at it," he told ABC News.
In fact, the flip-flop-wearing CEO was seen in a photo during a vacation to Egypt checking his email while checking out the great pyramids.
Still, his employees are very appreciative of his vacation perk, one of the best tech company perks we've ever heard of.
"It's a real break for your brain," FullContact API employee Robbie Jack said. "You come back refreshed and reinvigorated and more excited about the stuff you were working on when you left."
And yes, in case you were wondering, FullContact API is hiring, and we're guessing Lorang is about to be inundated with resumes for the 12 spots he says he plans to fill in the next six months.
Watch a news report on FullContact's vacation perk, and then check out the company's job listings board: