Added to the list of leaves available to employees is now “paw-ternity” leave, thanks to one brewery, BrewDog, who’s got 1,000 employees.
BrewDog defined it on their blog as, “[W]e know only too well that having a new arrival – whether a mewling pup or unsettled rescue dog – can be stressful for human and hound both. So we are becoming the first in our industry to give our staff a working week’s leave on us to help settle a new furry family member into their home.”
The brewery was originally a Scottish-based company, but they set up a base close to Columbus, Ohio, thus, becoming the first company in both the US and the UK to offer their workers “paw-ternity” benefit.
As they wrote, “This brand new pooch-based perk will be available to all BrewDog crew members across the globe, including those joining our ship Stateside as part of BrewDog Columbus.”
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The blog added, “We’re not aware of any other American company giving a week’s leave to their staff to help build the bond between them and their dog – but then few other companies have four-legged friends at their center as we do.”
The BrewDog brewery in Ohio opened up back in 2017, on February 20th. Since then, their “paw-ternity” leave has no doubt been enjoyed by plenty of pet owners. If only more companies would follow suit.
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