8 Companies That Will Let You Work From Home and Help Pay for Your Vacation
Job perks have become more important than ever these days, and especially our forced time working from home due to Covid-19 has opened a lot of doors on the job market. Suddenly we’ve accepted the fact that working doesn’t mean you have to be physically present at the office and it’s caused a huge schism in the world. Some companies and employees would rather see the world evolve to a more digital, work-from-home approach while some want the exact opposite and look for ways to go back to how things were three years ago.
If you’re looking for a new place to work, Glassdoor is a useful site where employees can post reviews of their employer. It often mentions things like extra benefits which may be useful to guide you towards an employer that has the same view about work as you do. Let’s take a look at some companies that go above and beyond to embrace the new normal!
Evernote is mostly known for its mobile app that lets you keep notes and even share them with other people. Being a mobile company means that you understand your employees’ need to be somewhere else sometimes, so Evernote gives their employees unlimited vacation days and $1000 worth of vacation money.
Contrary to what their name suggests, FullContact actually has a “no contact” policy when you’re on vacation. That’s right, as a staff member you’re actually prohibited from working whenever you’re on vacation. If you think that’s not good enough, they also actively encourage you to be away by giving you $7500 per year for travel expenses.
Well, there may not be much to Airbnb’s on-the-job perks, but they do have a nice bonus that is nothing to scoff at. Any employee in the business can get up to $2000 worth of travel coupons on a yearly basis. Gone are the days of saving up for your vacation!
Work on a Farm
If you’re not that much into travel benefits and are more of a work-from-home person, there’s no better alternative than working on a farm. In fact, there’s a service out there called WWOOF (sadly not pronounced like an angry dog barking) that allows you to volunteer at a farm for a few hours day, which comes with a bunch of perks. The farm will pay for your food and accommodation, leaving you to only pay for your flight. As you’ll find in this article, if you combine this with employment as a travel agent, you could potentially make money working on farms for free. Ain’t capitalism grand?
If you work at TravelZoo and manage to negotiate a trip through the company on behalf of the users, you get three extra days of paid vacation alongside a nice $1500 travel check. So basically, doing your job gets you free trips at this place.
United Airlines doesn’t do much, but it does do it very effectively. As an employee, you get unlimited standby travel. That basically means that – as long as it’s a United Airlines flight, of course – you get to fly domestically for free as much as you want to. If that doesn’t sound like a great job perk, I don’t know what does.
This company has no virtual limit to the bonuses they offer as you get discounts on all packages booked throughout their sites and you get $250 or more reimbursed. If you love going on vacation, you could probably net yourself a second wage with these deals. Then again, if you don’t travel a lot, it’s probably not worth working for TripAdvisor. But maybe the company name should’ve given you that much information already.
Moz provides software as a service so they’re completely aware of the fact that the best path to performance is frequent quality patches. For their employees, that means $3000 a year for vacation costs and seven sick days per year. Because sometimes you’re just not feeling it, and that’s okay. Vacations are the human equivalent of bug patches.