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We’ve all been there. You wake up after one too many cold ones and find yourself contemplating just how much you need to go into work.
Well for employees of London-based music ticketing app Dice, there’s no need because the boss has introduced free “hangover days” if they’ve been out late at a gig.
Staff will no longer have to fake 24-hour food poisoning or put on a sick voice, they can simply tell their boss what they got up to.
Even better, there’s no need to phone in at all, as staff can claim hangover days by simply sending music, beer, and sick emojis via WhatsApp to their boss.
So they can just kick back and concentrate on getting rid of that sore head…
The perk isn’t just for those who’ve overindulged on the booze at a gig. All staff are encouraged to take a hangover day if they’ve been out late on the music scene.
It’s hoped this will encourage staff to be more honest, as well as embrace the company culture of discovering and enjoying live music, beyond “office hours.”
Dice CEO Phil Hutcheon said: “All our team live for music and some of the best deals in the industry happen after a gig. We trust each other and want people to be open if they’re out late experiencing live music. There is no need for a fake sick bug.”
In 2016 alone, 137 million working days were lost due to sickness in the UK, according to the Office for National Statistics. The average worker took 4 days off sick.