Along with salary and healthcare benefits, the next-most important thing employers can offer are luxury perks. And some firms spare no expense when it comes to pampering their lucky employees. Let’s take a look at a handful of hard-to-believe benefits:

Nap Pods – everyone gets a little stressed out on the job. We’ve all been there – and there have been many occasions where a revitalizing nap would help recharge the batteries. But no company would actually pay their employees to nap, right? Think again. At places like Google, something called a MetroNap Energy Pod provides a soothing, relaxing sanctuary to forget about everything. The pods cost well over $10,000 and relax the cardiac system.

Full-service, on-site bars. The TV show “Mad Men” regularly portrays the Golden Age of the Madison Avenue advertising industry, with on-the-job drinks a given. But that was the 1960s – are those days over yet? Some firms have full-service bars with microbrews, mixed drinks, wine and more. This perk is a great way to socialize and relax…after hours, of course!

Free seaside villa vacations. Wouldn’t it be nice to go on vacation to a luxury villa on the company tab? This benefit isn’t widespread, but some generous employers provide free amenities to exotic locales around the globe, including the Caribbean, South Pacific and other tropical destinations. Sure beats your company’s parking lot BBQ, doesn’t it?

On-site concierge. Like many extravagant hotels, some firms give their workers all the privileges and bonuses of a full concierge. This allows employees to mail packages, have groceries delivered, send gifts, and receive automobile maintenance and a ton of other freebies. Wow…some people really do have it all!

Months of time away from the office. At financial firm Deloitte, employees are encouraged to seek personal enrichment. And since work sort of gets in the way of writing the great American novel and other ambitious pursuits, they offer anywhere from a 3 to 6-month sabbatical leave – with full salary during the whole time. While some workers feel fortunate to get 4 or 5 weeks paid vacation, other companies (like Deloitte) provide 4 to 5 months.

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