Company Allows Staff To Have 'Hangover Days'
There is nothing worse than having to go into the office on a hangover - so I've heard. But one incredible boss has decided to give her staff a bit of leeway when it comes to being rough the day after a night out, by introducing 'hangover days'.
Claire Crompton, who is director and co-found of digital marketing agency The Audit Lab, has started to allow them to book them in advance if they know they know they're going to be getting on the bevs.
She told the BBC that she wanted to offer different kinds of perks to attract talent away from big cities, as her business is based in Bolton, just north of Manchester.
Speaking to the show on a 5 Live Radio show, she said: "We wanted to offer something to younger millennials who typically go out mid-week and do the pub quiz.
"My team book a hangover day in advance, if they know they are going out."
Claire says that her staff are fine to work on the couch in their PJs on their hangover days.
Claire believes that this creates an honest environment in the office, which in turn creates trust.
Senior Digital PR Manager, Ellie Entwhistle, 19, said that she'd been out on a date and had ended up drinking in the pub. She said she'd called her boss to ask if she could work from home.
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She explained "Before you know it, we'd had a few and we got back a bit late. So the next morning I rang Claire and I just said: 'I am feeling a bit worse for wear'."
Both said that they didn't think the system had been abused, with boss Claire saying that there was an expectation that part of the job would be socialising with clients.
"We would rather our employees be honest with us and tell the truth than pretend they're ill," the 33-year-old said.
"There's no need for them to give us weeks notice, they just need to give us a call and ask if they can work from home."
Lee added: "As you can imagine, it has gone down very well - people appreciate the trust we place in them and I think that's why it's not abused.
"We like our employees to have an element of autonomy, we don't want them looking over their shoulders.
"Obviously if people started taking advantage then we would have a rethink but so far it's been really successful."
Well, I think It's the perfect time of year for this suggestion to be put forward to your boss.
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