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How the biggest names in tech stack up on backup childcare benefits

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  • My colleague Lila and I managed the impossible feat of getting comment from ALL FIVE Big Tech companies for this story.

    Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Google all offer backup childcare benefits to their employees, in varying degrees. Amazon is the only major tech company that doesn’t, and employees

    My colleague Lila and I managed the impossible feat of getting comment from ALL FIVE Big Tech companies for this story.

    Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Google all offer backup childcare benefits to their employees, in varying degrees. Amazon is the only major tech company that doesn’t, and employees are noticing: a group calling itself the Momazonians recently confronted The company about it.

    Do you think companies that can afford to should offer this benefit? The economic case for it from companies’ POV is pretty clear-cut, but some argue its not necessary the way benefits like parental leave and healthcare are. What do you think? And if you run a company, do you offer your employees backup childcare?

  • Some companies actually believe that being responsible for their employees is good business and that squeezing every penny at the cost of their workers and customers counterproductive. Nice to know that some companies still try.

  • We all have a goal in life when we go to work. Whether it is to give your partner the best life or save for your future child, we do it for them. Companies should recognize that employees work to support.

    Creating incentives around employees end goal will benefit both sides since employees will be

    We all have a goal in life when we go to work. Whether it is to give your partner the best life or save for your future child, we do it for them. Companies should recognize that employees work to support.

    Creating incentives around employees end goal will benefit both sides since employees will be happy and companies will retain good workers.

  • Fantastic article by Annabelle Timsit and Quartz. Though retired I worry about my children and grandchildren. Very insightful and well presented.

  • "Do you think companies that can afford to should offer this benefit? The economic case for it from companies’ POV is pretty clear-cut, but some argue its not necessary the way benefits like parental leave and healthcare are. What do you think? And if you run a company, do you offer your employees backup

    "Do you think companies that can afford to should offer this benefit? The economic case for it from companies’ POV is pretty clear-cut, but some argue its not necessary the way benefits like parental leave and healthcare are. What do you think? And if you run a company, do you offer your employees backup childcare?"

    Should they? Yeah of course, consumers and employees are the two necessities of a large business. Too often the consumer is held above all, and the employee takes a position well below second place. So I think it would be great if more able companies could, and if I was able to I would definitely make this a reality for my business.

    That said, should a business be pressured into offering something they don't want to, because other companies their size do? I don't think so. A perk of working and an incentive of working for the other four and any business that offers childcare, or any other service they offer, but it shouldn't be considered a norm or required practice.

    My last employer(now closed) had flex time, four day work weeks, free coffee, and soul draining work day in and day out. My current employer has mandatory overtime, five+ day work week, and no coffee pot. What I does have is a private office space, and people I mostly enjoy.

    For me the perks are not enough to go back if I could.

  • All companies are beholden to their shareholders making a profit and maximizing dividends if their payable is all they really care about. They only do stuff like this because they have to do or feel they have to.

  • AMAZON GET ON THE BALL

  • Woah