Bumble gives employees one week off to recover from COVID-induced ‘burnout’

Bumble is giving its entire staff “a paid, fully offline” vacation this week to help them recover from burnout after a year of working through a once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic.

“As vaccination rates rise and restrictions ease, we wanted to give the teams a much-deserved week off to recover and refresh a bit,” a Bumble spokesperson told the Washington Examiner. A few of Bumble’s customer support staff will continue to work this week, but these employees will be given an opportunity to take their week of leave in the near future.

The woman-led dating app, which is helmed by CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd, made headlines earlier this year when it became a publicly listed company on the Nasdaq. Now, the business leader is being lauded for giving all of her staffers the week off.

A Bumble spokesperson confirmed to ABC News via email Tuesday that the more than 750 global employees of the firm have a paid week off this week. Bumble’s decision to allow its employees a week off was widely praised on social media. Bumble’s holiday announcement comes even as several companies across the world are unveiling plans for the future of remote work as the economy reopens.


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