It's no secret that the pandemic hit all of us hard, and now that restrictions have been lifted, offices have reopened, and work seems to be getting to a new normal outside of quarantines and isolation, we all want to take our lives back. If you only learned one lesson in the past year, it's to look out for No.1, i.e. yourself, and practice a bit more balance in self-care.
Research has shown that many of us were overworked and pretty much burned out, and we missed out on vacations last year, too. The average work day extended at least an hour, and millions of vacation days wasted away.
Well, now that the advocacy for remote work has gotten stronger, so has the prioritizing of vacation days so that companies can not only attract top talent, but keep their current workforce.
Check out companies, via FlexJobs, that not only offer remote work but are taking steps to offer competitive vacation packages:
This platform has become a favorite among travelers, offering diverse experiences, from budget to luxury. And the AirBnb doesn't skimp on the vacation perks for their employees. Workers there get annual travel and expenses credits, and "generous" parental and family leave.
If you're into project management, then you've heard of Basecamp. Founded in 1999, the company has 50 employees working across 32 cities. Business Insider reports that employees who have worked with the company for at least a year can choose from 16 paid vacation packages each year, with trips valued at $4,000 to $5,000 each.
Many entrepreneurs and professionals use Calendly (which is Black-owned by the way) for scheduling meetings and coordinating calendars, and it's one of the top such tools on them market. Well, employees here get flexible time off, the option to "pick your own perk," a $1,000 annual vacation stipend.
This airline has been named one of the Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes, and one huge part of United Airlines' vacation package is the discounted airline tickets and unlimited standby travel for all employees.
Who hasn't gone to TripAdvisor to get the real tea on any restaurant, hotel, or travel experience around the world? The company has more than 350 million monthly users who book flights, hotels, rentals and offer insights for other travels through reviews. Employees at this company can get a travel reimbursement of $250 or more and discounts on vacation packages.
Motley Fool, a platform that offers business and investing advice, gives its employees unlimited vacation time and the opportunity to participate in their "Fool's Errand" program in which an employee is randomly chosen monthlty and given "a decent chunk of money" to use for a two-week vacay.
Travelzoo, a site that promotes deals for entertainment and travel experiences, gives its employees a stipend and extra days of PTO to book their travel experiences on the platform.
Evernote, a company that provides a savvy and popular app for organizing notes and other important tasks for your day, offers employees unlimited vacation days and a $1,000 yearly vacation stipend.
Expedia is another popular go-to site to book hotels and flights or find deals that give members percentages off their bookings. Employees at the company get a travel reimbursement and discounts on any packages they buy via the site.
Moz develops marketing, has a dope community of online marketers, and is a leader in the industry, and professionals who work there reportedly get at least 21 days paid time off per year, 10 paid holidays, seven days of sick leave, and a $3,000 per year vacation expense reimbursement.
To find out more about remote jobs that offer competitive vacation packages, visit Flexjobs.
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