Taking vacation time is easier said than done. First, there’s the expense. But even if you save up for a vacation, it’s hard to find the time to stop everything you’re working on to go island-hopping. Or maybe you don’t really believe your bosses when they say you have “unlimited vacation days.”
That’s why the CEO of advertising company SteelHouse is working to help his employees know that when it comes to taking some time off, he means business.
Mark Douglas pays his employees $2,000 to take vacations, and he’s done so since 2011. Whether you blow that money all at once on a trip to Europe or spread it out over the year, it’s entirely up to you. That money is yours to spend. So, seriously, why wouldn’t you take a vacation?
“It’s one thing to say ‘You have three weeks vacation,’ like most companies do,” he told Business Insider. “It’s another thing to say ‘You have cash, and if you don’t go on vacation and spend this money, the money literally goes to waste.’ It’s another level of saying this is real.”
Thanks to this policy, there’s virtually zero turnover at the company. He tells the publication only five people out of 250 have left the company in the past three years. Because really, why would you leave a job with such great perks?
In case you’re wondering if there are any available opportunities with this company, here’s the careers page for you to check out. It couldn’t hurt to take a look. You could use a vacation, after all.
[h/t: Business Insider]