There will be many people reading this article wondering how they can get to apply for a job at Dice in Shoreditch, London. Dice is making headlines with their policy of Hangover Leave or as they like to call it, hangover days. Staff members get four hangover days off per year, as long as they send in a WhatsApp emoji that signifies music, sick or beer.
This sounds a bit like a dream come true!
Dice is a music ticketing app and employees often need to go out at night and stay out late, listening to music, finding new music and musicians and photographing gigs. Music generally starts quite late at night and involves a lot of partying, maybe drinking and a whole lot of socializing.
It makes perfect sense, therefore, as a perk of the job, for Dice to offer Hangover Leave.
Dice doesn’t want employees to ever feel resentful about the late nights and they want them to get the best out of music. Unlike other employers, they have complete sympathy and understanding of how a late night, and a hangover, can make you feel. Everyone wants their staff to be productive and it’s quite hard to be productive with a hangover!
Let’s think about this for a minute. Here is a company that encourages you to go out, listen to music, get into the music, discover music, drink as you need to, and then – stay in bed the next day, hang out in your pyjamas, watch a little television or Netflix? Sounds absolutely perfect.
The good thing about Hangover Leave is that it allows for total transparency. The staff does not have to think of excuses about being ill or having a sick child or a car that doesn’t start – they can be totally honest and they can do it the best way they know how – with an emoji!
So, check out your phone. If you don’t have WhatsApp, download it now. If you love music and you live in Shoreditch, see if there’s a job going at Dice. It could be the best thing that’s ever happened to you. Just keep your drinking under control! 🙂