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Glasgow Company Hydrogen Set to Enjoy Rare Scottish Sun with ‘Sun-Day’ Initiative

Staff will have chance to work reduced hours on sunny days

Glasgow Company Hydrogen Set to Enjoy Rare Scottish Sun with ‘Sun-Day’ Initiative

Following the glorious bank holiday weather, Glasgow social media agency Hydrogen has announced the launch of Sun-days: a way to allow employees to take advantage of the rare sunny days that bless Scotland.

While duvet days and snow days are common, Hydrogen’s MD Mike Scott decided to create a perk that would allow his staff to work from home and get a much-needed dose of Vitamin D.

Mike said: “Let’s face it, working in Glasgow has its perks, it’s a great city with great culture but it’s ‘blessed’ with truly awful weather.   This year it was still snowing in April and if the past couple of years are anything to go by, we’ll be able to count truly glorious summer days on one hand.

“As the May bank holiday proved, some of the very best weather happens on week days, so we decided to come up with a way to let our employees enjoy them.”

Each team member at Hydrogen is being offered a Sun-day: where instead of putting on their work outfit and testing the reliability of their antiperspirant deodorant on a packed train, they can kick back in the sunshine and work reduced hours from home.

A first-come-first-serve operation will be put in place, with Mike stating that only two employees will be allowed to take off each sunny day.

 He added: “People will be able to claim their Sun-day in advance, if they know a sunny day is coming, and can wake up happy in the knowledge that they can spend the day enjoying the weather from their back garden.” 

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