<aside> 📅 2023 No FOMO Week Dates: 25th December - 29th December 2023
Late December is typically quieter for us in terms of shipping, traffic, and customer needs. We see this as a unique opportunity for everyone to take some time off.
We are all for everyone finding time throughout the year to book time off and balance work and life themselves, but we have introduced this all-team closure to take a strong stance on our belief that being able to switch off properly will help our team to live a better work life.
Whilst we have PTO available for use throughout the year, we find that sometimes it leads to 'Slack catch-up' when you return. Sometimes there is also the temptation to check Slack during time off, just to make sure everything is OK.
<aside> 📉 During No FOMO week, we are essentially 'closed'. No shipping, no Slack, and no Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO).
We still want you to be able to book holidays and use your PTO when you want to, but we have added this extra set week off so we can count on everyone having some dedicated, no-excuses time to disconnect from work.
We made the time off during a set period each year for two reasons:
The time off is paid and is in addition to the PTO policy (this does not count towards your paid time off days).