Whether checking things off their bucket list or their ever-growing to-do list, our sabbatical program is one of our most valued benefits. First introduced in 2014, this unique benefit offers employees with six years of service, four weeks paid time off in addition to vacation days.
2020 was the first year when employees who took their first sabbatical in 2014 were eligible to take their second one.
Therese and her family live in Sweden and had always talked about taking a road trip across the U.S. during her sabbatical in the summer of 2020. But after her mother passed away unexpectedly, Therese made a conscious decision to prioritize family and spend the entire sabbatical with them.
The family rented a villa in the south of Spain and invited Therese’s father, mother-in-law, her son’s girlfriend and her niece to join them on their Mediterranean getaway. But COVID-19 forced them to change their plans again. And while plans had to change, their focus on family did not.