Beer Company Gives Its Staff A Week’s Paid ‘Pawternity’ Leave

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Brewdog is a Scotland based craft beer company with over 1000 employees all over the world and in keeping with the name "BrewDog" the company clearly shows its love for the four legged furry canines. 

Brewdog's mascot is a chocolate labrador named Bracken and at the company’s Aberdeenshire headquarters alone, 50 “office dogs” regularly accompany their owners to work. 

And now, the company is about to show some more love to man's best friend by giving their employees one week’s paid leave when they welcome a new puppy into their lives.

“It’s not easy trying to juggle work and settle a new dog into your life, and many members of our crew have four-legged friends at home,” said BrewDog’s co-founder, James Watt. “So we wanted to take the stress out of the situation and let our teams take the time they need to welcome their new puppy or dog into their family.”

Brewdog, founded in 2007 by Watt and Martin Dickie recently revealed the details of the new perk dubbed “pawternity” or “mutternity” leave ― on its website Monday, and said it was part of its plan to “be the best company to work for, ever.”

”We’re not aware of any other American company giving a week’s leave to their staff to help build the bond between them and their dog ― but then few other companies have four-legged friends at their center as we do,” the statement read.  

The move has received an overwhelmingly positive reaction on social media:

BrewDog said the publicity had also resulted in an uptick in applications from people keen to work at the company.

“It’s awesome to see puppy parental leave resonating so much with so many people,” spokeswoman Sarah Warman told The Huffington Post. “We’re looking forward to many of our teams taking time off to care for their new four-legged friends. Hopefully they’ll bring them into the office to meet the rest of us, too!”



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