melissa mccarthy, work, office, perks, the boss, benefits, employment

Fancy a work perk?

It’s February. All the Jandrenaline is over. You’ve probably started drinking again. Snow is coming.

Itchy? Jonesing for a change? Perhaps it is. Maybe a new place of employment? Well, before you press reset (or eject), you need to know the kind of perks that are available to you in the new modern workplace. So employment agency Glassdoor have compiled a helpful list of the best benefits offered by companies in 2017, as seen on Business Insider.

SpotifyEgg freezing. Coming out of the gate hard is the music streaming service which seems to understand that life might not be as simple as just downloading any track you want or making the perfect 90s playlist.

Twitter: Improvisation classes. Ever wanted to stand up on a stage and yell, “You can’t handle the truth”? Need to practice your Desert Island Discs interview for when you are really, really famous? Quietly yearning to be a stand-up? Twitter might be the place for you.

Deloitte: Is it time to become an accountant? We know you are constantly asking yourself that question, what with how good at maths you are (is that even English?). Well at Deloitte, they offer two sabbatical programmes: An unpaid, one-month sabbatical that can be taken for any reason, and a three- to six-month sabbatical that can be taken to pursue personal or professional opportunities with 40% pay. We cannot have enough time/space to grow exponentially along life’s hypotenuse, right?

Facebook: Apart from the usual free food and (crucially) unlimited free coffee (one current employee says, “The worst thing is that there are so many perks and benefits you may not know about all of them”), the tech giant offers free housing for interns. So if you really are changing everything, it is good to know that you can drink from the Facebook cup (hell, we Midults already spend more time on it than any other demographic) and also have a place to stay. (Airbnb your flat and make some extra cash on the side?)

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