Dallas-based The Marketing Arm, a marketing and promotions company, is offering a fairly big chunk of cash to anyone who’s been with the company 7 years or more.
According to the Dallas Morning News the company has recently announced that anyone who’s been with the company for seven years will get seven days off and $2,500 to do something crazy they’ve never had the time or money for. Employees with 15 years of service will get 15 days off and $5,000.
The program will cost between $125,000 and $200,000 each year, depending on how many people take the offer.
The days have to be taken in one chunk. The time and money must be used to do something personally rewarding or something that betters the lives of others. A four-person review committee approves proposals.
About 50 staffers qualify this year (including those who’ve already passed a seven- or 15-year milestone). Some of the things they’ve planned:
Travis Dillon, director of property management, wants to go to surfing camp in Costa Rica.
Stu Hill, senior conceptor (that’s someone who creates marketing concepts), wants to travel to India for a meditation retreat.
Michelle Palmer, senior vice president, wants to learn how to paint at an art school in Sedona, Ariz.
The Marketing Arm is a part of Omnicom and counts AT&T, Frito-Lay, American Airlinesand GameStop among its clients.