February 17th, 2017 17:17 EST
Brewery Offers 'Paw-ternity' Leave for Employees with Puppies
"A Scottish brewery has instituted a new policy offering `puppy parental leave` for employees raising young dogs.
BrewDog brewery announced the paw-ternity policy that provides all employees with one week off when they bring home a new puppy.
`BrewDog was started by two men and one dog in 2007,` the brewery said in its announcement video. "And we now employ 1,000 people around the world."
I commend BrewDog brewery for their dog-friendly workplace, and for their paw-ternity policy that provides all employees with one week off when they bring home a new puppy.
The brewery`s headquarters has 50 office dogs, what an awesome work environment; I can think of at least five co-workers that I wish I could replace with a puppy.
When I adopted a puppy, Mandy, from the Humane Society I took two weeks off from work. That gave my plenty of time to bond with Mandy and housetrain her. It would have been cruel to adopt a puppy, and then go to work, leaving her alone in a new and strange environment.
A paw-ternity policy is a good start, but an employer should also offer its employees pet bereavement leave. When Mandy dies and goes to the Big Dog Park in the Sky, I know I will be too devastated to go to work.
Pet lovers everywhere should support BrewDog Brewery by buying their beers.
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