Sex in the City: This Swedish Town May Pay its Workers for Sex on the Clock
I thought I’d heard every idea on the planet about how to boost work-life balance, but a new proposal up for debate in a Swedish town has topped them all.
Councilman Per-Erik Muskos, a councilman in Overtornea, Sweden, wants to give all municipal employees an hour of paid time off each week to have sex.
Apparently, the local birth rate is down, and so is employee morale. Muskos believes his idea is the solution to both.
Sounds legit to me.
Look, the man clearly knows what he’s talking about. This motion should get passed immediately.
Won’t someone please think of the employees?
Muskos says he expects the motion to pass, but some members of the council are skeptical about its practicality.
Can you imagine how hard it would be to enforce a rule like this?
The paperwork would be a nightmare. How would you even document it?
Wait, don’t answer that.
U.S. Companies Have Good Benefits Too, You Know
I’d bet cash money most of you reading this briefly considered moving to Sweden just now. (It’s OK, so did I.)
Face it, that’s not very practical. Fortunately, I bring you good cheer.
Sex on the clock may not be a common workplace benefit here in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some other really cool perks companies in the U.S. offer.
- Mega-grocery store chain Kroger gives workers free fitness tracking devices.
- Prudential Financial pairs employees with a life coach.
- The Nielsen Company gives out company cars.
- BrewDog offers paid time off to employees with new dogs.
- Workman Publishing pays workers to sleep on the job.
So you see? You may not be able to move to Overtornea, but there are some pretty awesome jobs in the U.S. that give you a good bang for your buck.
Your Turn: What’s the best company benefit you’ve ever heard of?
Lisa McGreevy is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She hopes human resources remembers she wrote this post if it happens to notice the browser history on her work laptop.