Company Pays Its Employees 7500 A Year To Take A Vacation

07.16.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A company in Denver, Colorado is having a hard time keeping computer programmers. So they're trying something new:offering every employee 75-hundred dollars cash to take a vacation to the destination of their choice. "Full Contact API" is hiring 12 more programmers this year, saying it's how they draw top talent.  Boss Bart Lorang says rested employees are better employees. He says "it's a real break for your brain. You come back refreshed, reinvigorated, and more excited about the stuff you were working on when you left." Tech companies are known for their perks. Google pays for college degrees and offers on site health care. At Facebook, new parents get 4-thousand-dollars in "baby cash."