The UK company where you can take 'hangover days'

Dusty Baxter-Wright
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From Digital Spy

UK companies with great perks aren't a rarity, but the opportunity to take legitimate hangover days off work is.

Because crawling out of bed reeking of booze and dragging yourself into the office when your head feels like it's been run over by a lorry full of tequila can be pretty challenging, can't it?

And that's before you even consider how unproductive you're likely to be, staggering to and from the bathrooms while simultaneously failing to get any actual work done.

Which might be why DICE, a London-based ticketing firm, give their staff hangover days: a stipulation in their contract which entitles them to call in sick if they've had a heavy night before.

There are conditions, though. One, the night out must be work-related. And two? They're only allowed four a year – which means Thirsty Thursdays and long weekends every week aren't allowed.

Speaking to Grazia about the reason behind the staff benefit, Phil Hutcheon, founder of DICE, explained: "All our team live for music and some of the best deals in the industry happen after a gig.

"We trust each other and want people to be open if they're out late experiencing live music. There is no need for a fake sick bug."

Now how exactly do we go about asking our boss to adopt the same policy – and/or applying for a job at DICE, please?

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