We all love the unlimited streaming option, but if you are a Netflix employee you now have the perk of "unlimited" maternity AND paternity leave. How awesome it that?
Here is part of the official Netflix blog post:
We want employees to have the flexibility and confidence to balance the needs of their growing families without worrying about work or finances. Parents can return part-time, full-time, or return and then go back out as needed. We’ll just keep paying them normally, eliminating the headache of switching to state or disability pay. Each employee gets to figure out what’s best for them and their family, and then works with their managers for coverage during their absences.
How freaking awesome is that!?
Right now my sister is 4 months pregnant with her first child and she is already researching and visiting day care centers because she will have to be back to work a lot sooner than she would like after the baby is born. I can remember saving money and saving up as much sick time and vacation as I could before my kids were born so that I could combine it with the 6 weeks of disability to stay home with my girls for 3 months. It's stressful and a financial hardship that most families have to deal with. Netflix, and other companies like it are taking that stress away from their employees and that's amazing.
I may not work for Netflix but you can believe that I will remain a customer of a company that treats it's employees so well.