The Office Where You Can Go Barefoot

At outdoor apparel company Patagonia, employees are encouraged to go surfing during the day (a surf spot called “C Street” is two minutes from HQ), employees who bike, bus or carpool to work are paid $2 each day they don’t drive, and bare feet are OK (as long as you don’t have nasty toenails).

This from Bloomberg Businessweek’s article and slideshow about the company’s benefits.

There are more. Heck, here’s a picture of one of the company’s graphic designers “slacklining,” which is like tightrope walking, except the line is, well, slack.


Too bad the company isn’t hiring any media people right now. One can always hope