In dream job news, Scottish brewery BrewDog just introduced “paw-ternity” leave, a new policy that gives its employees a week of paid time off when they welcome a new puppy or rescue dog into their home. As dog lovers themselves, the founders know how difficult it is for full-time workers to integrate a new furry friend into their household.
"It's not easy trying to juggle work and settle a new dog into your life, and many members of our crew have four-legged friends at home," company co-founder James Watt told USA Today. "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."
Watt and co-founder Martin Dickie launched BrewDog in 2007 because they were unhappy with the industrial brewed lagers and ales available in the UK. So the two of them along with Bracken, the “original brew dog,” began brewing tiny batches of beer and selling them at local markets from the back of their van. Now, they have nearly 1,000 employees around the world and are set to open their first U.S. brewery near Columbus, OH later this spring. At all of their locations, employees are welcome to bring their canines to work and take a week of paid leave when they welcome a new pup into the family. They’ve also expanded their paid maternity and paternity leave policies for those welcoming human babies into their lives, too.
For fans of good beer and furry friends, it sounds like the perfect company if you’re in the market for a new job this year.