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Google offers employees beyond the grave perks

Employees at web giant Google not only benefit from fabulous perks, including gourmet food, on-site doctors and free haircuts, but will also get new “death benefits”, an official at the firm has revealed.

business Updated: Aug 11, 2012 00:49 IST

Employees at web giant Google not only benefit from fabulous perks, including gourmet food, on-site doctors and free haircuts, but will also get new “death benefits”, an official at the firm has revealed. Google’s chief people officer, Laszlo Bock, has said employees will be given new “death benefits”, which means that they would be covered not just in life, but even after death.

The never-before-released details of the tech giant’s ‘perks program’ include an amazing benefit that if a Googler dies while under the tech giant’s employment, their spouse or life partner will receive 50% of their salary for the next decade.

“One of the things we realised recently was that one of the harshest but most reliable facts of life is that at some point most of us will be confronted with the death of our partners,” Bock said.

Under the perks scheme, along with 50% of their partner’s salary for a decade, surviving spouses will also have access to their partner’s shares in the company. If a couple has children, they will receive $1,000 per month until the age of 19, or 23 if the child is a full-time student.

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