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休个“宠物陪护假”?
作者:英语点津    文章来源:China Daily-Words and Stories    点击数:65    更新时间:2017/3/15   

免费零食咖啡、给员工报销干洗费打车钱、甚至女生来大姨妈放一天假……各种公司福利五花八门,让人心动。而英国有一家公司,不管是孩子离开家、自己搬新家、还是过生日,都给员工放假。这不,他们又增添了一项新福利,就是“宠物陪护假”。

休个“宠物陪护假”?

Google gives its staff unlimited free ice cream, while drugs giant Johnson & Johnson pays for its workers’ dry cleaning.
谷歌公司的员工可以无限量地取用免费冰淇淋,医疗巨头强生公司为员工付干洗费。

Now, a UK firm is offering employees another novel benefit: ‘peternity leave’ – a day off when they buy a new dog, cat or horse to help the animal settle into their new home.
如今,一家英国公司为员工提供了一项新福利:“宠物陪护假”,当员工购买了一只新的狗狗、猫咪或者小马驹时可以请一天假,帮助它们适应新家。

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the firm behind the scheme is Pets At Home, which is introducing the policy for its 8,200 staff – 95 percent of whom are pet-owners – from next month.
推出这一新福利的是宠物居家公司,这也许并不令人意外。8200名员工将从下月开始享受到这项新政,其中95%的人有宠物。

Chief executive Ian Kellett said: ‘We want to help and support key events in a colleague’s life.
总裁伊恩说:“我们想在员工的生活重要事件中给予帮助和支持。”

‘We already give a “flying the nest day” when a child leaves home, a “new roost day” when you move home, and you get your birthday off as a holiday too. Peternity leave fits right into those.’
“当子女离开家时,我们给员工放‘离家假’,搬家时有‘温锅假’,员工生日当天也有假。宠物陪护假是新的一种。”

He insisted that the extra day’s paid leave was ‘not a gimmick’, adding: ‘We know that if you have a new dog, cat or horse it can be quite stressful.
他坚称多给一天带薪假期并不是噱头,“我们知道家里新添了一只狗狗,猫咪或者小马驹时,人们会感到紧张。”

‘We want to give them an extra day to settle in. It fits into our ethos – we recognise the importance of pets.’
“我们希望多给员工一天假,来安置宠物。这符合我们的理念---我们明白宠物的重要性。”

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