Fans of “Game of Thrones,” we’ve just found your perfect workplace.
Creative technology company +rehabstudio is giving its staff in the United Kingdom an extra half-day off, so they can watch the epic fantasy drama’s season six premiere.
HBO is simulcasting the show’s first episode across the pond on Sky Atlantic.
But the time difference means that in the U.K. it will be broadcast at 2 a.m. on Monday, Apr. 25 — and bosses predict their Westeros-addicted workers will need a serious lie-in to recover afterwards.
The company posted a screen grab of its updated holiday policy to Facebook on Monday, and it’s now going viral.
“All +rehabstudio UK staff (London and Belfast offices) will also receive an additional half day (morning) holiday following the first episode of each new season of ‘Game of Thrones’ when simulaunched with the U.S.” the policy states.
And it reminds its workers in the U.S. “not to share spoilers on the intranet until after the show has aired in the UK 24 hours later.”
Presumably, that’s to stop them from ruining the experience for the British staff who don’t stay up late to watch the show and end up seeing the repeat at 9 p.m. that Monday.
The company’s operations director Emma Willis praised the initiative on LinkedIn. “When your company slips you an extra morning off work to recover from a #gameofthrones binge you know you’ve hit the jackpot,” she wrote. “Didn’t expect that in the company handbook this morning!”
Tim Rodgers, +rehabstudio’s founding partner, told Mashable the perk would also be transferable to similar shows like “The Walking Dead.” “That’s fine with us too,” he said.
“Game of Thrones” Season 6 premieres in the U.S. on Sunday, April 24, on HBO.
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