During a trip to California last fall, I stopped in to visit a friend of mine who works at Dropbox. He zipped over to the reception area to fetch me on a Razor scooter, provided to employees to make getting around the office faster (and cooler), took me past the morning yoga class currently in session, the fresh squeezed juice station and granola wall, and the made-to-order stir fry bar, to the plush music room, equipped with instruments and big soft couches arranged in a lounge/bar atmosphere. At the time, I was struggling to raise another round for my start-up, and was packing my own lunch for the plane to save money. It was as if I had walked into a physical representation of the opportunity costs of running my own company — and it was painful.
In addition to all of the traditional perks like 401K matching funds and free medical and dental benefits, employers are becoming more innovative and employees love it!
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