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Paid vacation? This boss gives his staffers $7,500 to take a trip

Published: Monday, July 06, 2015 @ 11:50 AM
Updated: Monday, July 06, 2015 @ 11:50 AM
By: Jennifer Sorentrue

Bart Lorang, co-founder and CEO of the tech company FullContact, might be the best boss ever.

Every year, Lorang gives his employee $7,500 to take a vacation, according to Yahoo News. Don’t believe it, check out the company’s website. And while you’re there, you might want to consider filling out an application. They are hiring.

In exchange for the truly paid vacation, the Denver-based company has just one request — employees must stay off the grid. No emails. No work calls. Absolutely no working. Period.

“It’s not difficult to measure what happens when someone returns from a Paid Paid Vacation,” FullContact communications director Brad McCarty told The Washington Post. “You see, without fail, people [are] shining brighter, working harder and more excited to get back into the swing of things.”

Staffers who have been with the company for more than a year are also allowed to take one month and work from anywhere in the world, according to FullContact’s website.