This company is offering employees with pets “pawternity leave”
A publishing company in India just introduced “pawternity leave” for its employees, and it definitely needs to be a thing worldwide.
HarperCollins India, which employs more than 200 people out of its Noida office, began offering five working days paid leave to new pet parents.
A new pet requires a lot of attention, and needing to spend more than eight hours a day away from a brand new puppy or kitten, who might not be acclimated to their new environment yet, can deter potential owners from adopting a pet of their own.
"We want the very best of work-life balance for our colleagues, and that includes being mindful about their family needs," HCI CEO Ananth Padmanabhan told HuffPost India. "Pet children need as much attention [as human children], if not more. We don't want colleagues to worry about the number of leaves they have before deciding to start a family."
Raise your hand if you want to see this become a worldwide policy.