Get paid to watch GoT at work


Your boss sends out a mass e-mail telling you that when you come in to work tomorrow, you don’t have to get busy right away. Instead, you can stream Game of Thrones and take the morning to relax and catch up on the season premier. Is this a test? Is he okay? Should I fall for it? Is John Snow dead? How are Khaleesi’s dragons? Winter is coming!


A paid half-day of work to catch up on Game of Thrones? I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t complain.

British technology firm +rehabstudios grants its employees one morning a year to catch up on the season premier of Game of Thrones. Founding partner Tim Rodgers told Mashable the reaction has been “amazing.”

The company was in the midst of updating its handbook when founders decided they wanted to add an extra perk. This year, it’s Game of Thrones; although some employees have asked if the perk can apply to other shows like The Walking Dead, which is totally okay. Next year the perk could be something completely different, Rodgers explained, and employee suggestions are welcome.

Game of Thrones is filmed in Belfast, Ireland, which is where +rehabstudios started, so the connection to GoT has always been present.

2000px-Game_of_Thrones_ratings_histogram.svgLet’s face it, the show has gained serious international popularity and +rehabstudios has both UK and US bases/employees, so it only seemed right to offer this perk.

(US employees are reminded not to post any spoilers, of course, before the premier reaches the UK.)

Hopefully this is the beginning of a workplace movement… I know I’d be a happy camper knowing there would be a day of work dedicated to catching up on one of my favorite shows.

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