Working for a craft beer company that offers a week of paid leave when you get a new dog may sound like the millennial dream scenario, but it’s reality for employees at BrewDog, a Scottish-based brewery.
“It’s not easy trying to juggle work and settle a new dog into your life,” said BrewDog co-founder James Watt.“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.”
Clearly, BrewDog cares about its employees.
“We also just really like dogs,” Watt said.
Hopefully this move strikes a chord with other companies trying to attract millennial talent. A better work/life balance is a powerful bargaining chip. Young people are not blindly choosing a career solely based on money; they also want to make an impact through their work, or get more of an opportunity to enjoy fleeting youth outside of a conventional office setting.
Convinced you want to work for BrewDog? Dust off that resume that exaggerates your Excel proficiency (it’s ok – we all said that), and listen up. BrewDog opened its first brewery stateside in Columbus, Ohio.
Sarah Solomon is a New York City based writer, follow her on Twitter @sarahsolfails. This is her first article for Money in Your Twenties.