Bart Lorang is calling it a Paid, Paid Vacation and he’s giving his workers at FullContact $7,500 each to take it. The only requirement: they must completely unplug from work.
Lorang, co-founder of the Denver-based company that helps people manage their contacts, said on his blog that the idea had been “gnawing at” him for a couple of years.
“It’s super important for people to disconnect,” Lorang wrote. “It’s so important at FullContact that we will actively incentivize this behavior.”
So at the company’s all-hands meeting he announced his plan to give each of them $7,500.
But the money comes with three conditions:
- You have to go on vacation, or you don’t get the money.
- You must disconnect.
- You can’t work while on vacation.
And, by the way, Lorang cleverly noted in his blog, FullContact is hiring. Employees get 15 days of vacation a year plus federal holidays.