Jason Fried

Jason Fried quotes on company perks

Founder & CEO at Basecamp. Non-serial entrepreneur. Co-author of Getting Real, REWORK, Remote, and “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work”.

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Giving out equity in startups benefits ownership way more than employees. It allows the owners to push employees harder and harder because “you’ve got skin in the game now… you’re an owner.” No you aren’t. Owning less than 1% of anything isn’t ownership.

2

Looking for a thoughtful gift to give an employee? How about 8 hours to themselves.

3

Time to redefine what it means to give employees *options*. How about the option to work 40 hours and not be penalized when promotions come up? Or the option to not be bothered all day long? Or the option to cut a project back instead of working weekends? Or the option to…

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Employee benefit of the future: Get paid to sleep a full 8 hours a night.

5

Benefits designed to keep you at the office longer aren’t benefits, they’re detriments. Which detriments does your company offer?

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Employee benefit of the future: Bonuses for not responding to work stuff on the weekends.

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Employee benefit of the future: “Fewer than 10 notifications a day”

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Employee benefit of the future: 7 out of 8 hours a day are 100% you time.

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