While I’ve always worked at companies that are happy to give ample time to allow its employees to vote on Election Days, now, I actually work at a company that grants Election Day completely off for all employees — this is definitely a first. In addition to this, throughout the year in a year of COVID-19, the leadership team has been striving to be equitable with employee treatment, so we’ve been granted “wellness days” off in addition to national holidays. We now have next Friday as an additional wellness day for us to not work.
This makes me pretty happy, especially since I just started my new job, and I now have a day off to look forward to at the end of week 2. But I also feel very grateful and blessed that I work at a company that’s making a strong gesture to show that they really, truly do value voting, and they’re making that obvious through this action.