Adafruit – Election day is a paid day off for employees @adafruit #adafruit #MakeTheVote
Over the years Adafruit has added paid time off for charity, great benefits for all employees (not just for the “executives”!), a mother’s room, transit benefits, a great 401k for all, training & education, promotions from within, raises, bonuses, live/work balance … everything and anything we can do, and can afford, as we’ve grown to over 100+ people in NYC, making open-source electronics, loan-free, and VC free. We hope to always be able to do more.
Starting this year, Adafruit is adding Election Day 2018 as a paid day off for employees. It’s Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.
Paid Holidays 2018
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King’s Day
Independence Day / 4th of July
Election Day (the November day set by law for general elections).
After we talked about paid time off for charity, other maker companies contacted us and added this as a benefit, so we’re posting about this as well and we hope other companies in the USA consider adding election day as a paid day off. As we did research we saw that another USA company has as well. If you know of any others, post them up in the comments.
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