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Adafruit – Election day is a paid day off for employees @adafruit #adafruit #MakeTheVote

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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
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day / 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Election Day (the November day set by law for general elections).
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

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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1 Comment

  1. It appears that Adafruit totally adheres to the idea of “Be Excellent to one another” and “Party On, Dudes”

    I fully endorse Adafruits treatment of employees and believe that it ought to be followed by all companies.

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