As part of our commitment to being a caring, empathetic and inclusive employer Joyous offers Joy Days and Joy Trips as outlined in this document.
You get six extra long weekends: in March, May, July, August, September, and November.
Download the Joyous Joy days presentation
1) Be employed full-time at Joyous
2) Post a photo of what you did in the #joyday Slack channel
Spend the day doing something that makes you happy, and share a photo with the team. Joy Days for the Australia and NZ teams in 2021:
Accruing and deferring
Customer experience comes first
Sharing your joy
Joy Days respect our culture of inclusion, so you’re not going to be judged for the things you enjoy.* Feel safe sharing whatever you do: if that’s sitting on the couch watching TV, more power to you. We encourage everyone to share Joy Day photos on Slack to spark conversations and build connections. If you spend the day watching Netflix someone may ask you what show you’re watching, sparking a conversation that might not have happened otherwise!
* as long as they’re, you know, legal.
Joy Days are available to our US employees too - we'll work with the US team to tweak as appropriate due to differences in public holidays and timezone.
Joy Trips are fun road-trips to nearby locations in March, September and December. Instead of doing our usual work we will pick a WFO (work from office) day, and arrange a road-trip instead.
Spending a day together gives us a chance to learn things about each other that we might not otherwise. Things like who has a killer volleyball serve, or who can stack giant Jenga blocks unusually high.
Making trips a Joy for everyone We open up ideas for activities and events to the whole team. This is important, because we want to make sure we have activities that will bring everyone joy.
Joy trips respect our culture of inclusion. Any activities planned on a Joy Trip are completely optional, as are Joy Trips themselves. If for any reason you don’t feel like attending, then you’re free to take the day to do something else that brings you joy.
Sharing the Joy across regions We give all remote workers and overseas offices the day, and a budget to do something special. For remote workers who are their own, we also encourage them to share their Joy Trip with their loved ones.
We also make sure we share as much as possible about our Joy Trips along the way so we can see what other teams are doing. We use the joy-trips Slack channel for this.