My job has perks. The work is mostly indoors. Almost no lifting of heavy objects is required. And I get to meet fascinating people, like a 96-year-old toy man.
But my employer (stipulation: I love you, Washington Post!) certainly does not offer what WeddingWire, a Bethesda event planning company, will soon provide its employees.
Unlimited time off.
Your eyes are not failing. You didn’t drink too much eggnog. Really: unlimited time off.
“We just want you to do your job,” Jennifer Harding, director of human resources at WeddingWire, told The Post’s Capital Business. “If you can do that, why limit the amount of vacation you can take?”
I suspect most employers would answer that question this way: “Because we’re not cool.” Or: “Because we don’t trust our employees to do the right thing.” Or: “What? Really unlimited time off?”
The policy seems so unbelievable that Harding told Capital Business — an essential publication about local business that you should be reading — that the company needs to make sure employees don’t think the idea is too good to be true.
“We have to make sure employees don’t look at this as a head game where we’re trying to keep them from taking any time off at all,” she said.
The idea is simple: If you are hitting your goals, there is no reason for managers to play the role of timecard nanny. (Question for my boss: How many words do I have to write before I can nap for the rest of the day?)
I bet you want to know if WeddingWire is hiring. It is. The company lists several openings on its Web site.
After you’ve sent in you application, comment below about what perks your employers could offer to keep you from looking for another job. Or if your employer offers better perks than Wedding Wire — though that seems unlikely — make us all jealous with the details.