Instead of a “Raisin” Salary, an Interesting Employee Benefit

Posted on May 26, 2010


I’m not sure which is more embarrassing – the lame title of this post, or the fact that it’s been so long since there’s been a post at all on this blog. Time to pick things up again . . .

I’ll get started with a quick post, one in an irregular series of posts about unusual employee benefits. This one comes from Sacramento, California where the owner of a landscaping firm decided to offer free vegetables to his workers.

According to the article in the Sacramento Bee, the owner has a few members of his landscaping crew tend a 1,000 square-foot garden on his property where they raise corn, tomatoes, melons and a variety of other crops (the workers are on the clock when tending the garden, so they are paid for the work). The veggies are then brought to the company’s offices where they are free for the taking.

Pretty interesting. I’m curious what employees think of it – the (very brief) article only has quotes from the owner.

Posted in: Other Benefits