BrewDog offers paid time off for employees who get a new dog


Working at a brewery is more or less a dream job for most people — a laid back environment with tons of booze keeps the 9 to 5 from becoming monotonous

The job in and of itself can feel like a perk, and breweries and distilleries alike are jumping on the bandwagon of offering flexible hours and perks that offer incomparable work-life balances in order to make their companies just that much better.

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But Scottish brewing company BrewDog may have just changed the game forever by offering a full week's paid time off for employees who get a new puppy.

How paw-some is that?

The company is calling the initiative "Puppy Parental Leave," (or, as we like to say, "Paw-ternity Leave") and BrewDog's website explains the reasoning behind this rare yet genius benefit:

"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...Puppy Parental Leave will support nervy canines and their owners alike in those all-important first few days of the greatest relationship a person can have."

The early days of bonding between pooch and person are crucial in the development of the relationship between the two, and can make a major impact on the way the animal adjusts into new environment.

BrewDog co-founder James Watt told USA Today:

"We wanted to take the stress out of the situation and let our teams take the time they need to welcome their new puppy or dog into their family."

The new policy applies to all of BrewDog 1,000+ employees globally.

Talk about your employer throwing you a bone when you need a little extra help in your personal life!

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