Flexible working and unusual job perks in Australia

It is often “Marilyn Monroe Day” at one small business in Sydney, Australia.

Staff at the firm in question – Filtered Media – really love the famous Hollywood actress.

But rather than sit around and watch her films, each of the 13 employees instead gets a fully paid extra day’s leave, a “Marilyn”, to celebrate their birthday.

Named in reference to the night in May 1962 when Monroe famously sang Happy Birthday to President John F Kennedy, the workers can take the day up to a week either side of their actual birthday.

For Filtered Media’s founders and bosses, husband and wife team Mark and Heather Jones, the unusual perk is all part of their efforts to offer their team a good work-life balance.

Interesting article from BBC by

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