Bart Lorang may be the best boss ever.
The CEO of Denver-based Internet start-up FullContact API said in a market that is competitive for top talent, he wants to keep his employees happy and refreshed.
The flip-flop wearing founder offers his employees US$7,500 (NT$220,000) for what he calls “paid, paid vacation,” however there are rules.
“One, you actually have to take a vacation to get the money,” Lorang said. “Two, you have to disconnect from work, so that means no calls, no e-mails, no tweets, no work of any kind.”
Even Lorang admitted he has trouble following his rules.
“I suck at it,” he said.
A picture of the CEO and his fiancee Sarah at Egypt’s great pyramids captured Lorang checking his e-mail.
Not surprisingly, employees said they loved having the company pick up the tab for their vacations.
“It’s a real break for your brain,” said Robbie Jack, a FullContact API employee. “You come back refreshed and reinvigorated and more excited about the stuff you were working on when you left.”
1. start-up n.
初創公司 (chu1 chuang4 gong1 si1)
例: Did you know that 50 percent of start-ups go under within the first year?
2. paid vacation n. phr.
帶薪假 (dai4 xin1 jia4)
例: I wish I could get a paid vacation.
3. pick up the tab v. phr.
買單 (mai3 dan1)
例: Someone picked up the tab for us, we don’t have to pay the bill.