Creepy, or cool? Google revealed a killer new benefit for the tech giant’s employees: posthumous salaries.
The perk, which has been in place since last year, offers the company’s 34,000 employees (or, rather, their next of kin) half their salary every year for a decade after they die. Stocks are vested immediately, and children of bygone Googlers will receive $1,000 a year until they are 19 — or 23 if they are full-time students.
“There is, of course, research that show employee benefit programs like ours can improve retention, and appear to improve performance on some level,” Bock told Forbes. “But it turns out that the reason we’re doing these things for employees is not because it’s important to the business, but simply because it’s the right thing to do. When it comes down to it, it’s better to work for a company who cares about you than a company who doesn’t.”