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Google offers servants for staffers!

Last updated on: November 10, 2010 08:28 IST

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Can you ever imagine getting a servant as a 'perk' from your office?

Well, you may or may not get, however, Google ranked as the world's best employer is now offering servants to its employees.

The service is offered by TaskRabbit who helps get 'runners' for any job staffers would like to be done.

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Image: An employee with his dog in the Google office.
Photographs: Erin Siegal/Reuters.
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It could be helping in household chores, cleaning or taking the dog out for a walk.

"The goal is to strip away everything that gets in our employees' way. We provide a standard package of fringe benefits, but on top of that are first-class dining facilities, gyms, laundry rooms, massage rooms, haircuts, carwashes, dry cleaning, commuting buses just about anything a hardworking employee might want. Let's face it: programmers want to program, they don't want to do their laundry. So we make it easy for them to do both, says " Eric Schmidt, CEO Google.

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Image: An employee takes a nap in a nap pod which blocks out light and sound at Google office.
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"Recently we piloted a new perk in a few offices, providing access to TaskRabbit, a startup that provides runners to perform tasks for employees," Google was quoted as having said in a statement.

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Image: Onsite haircut at Google office.
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This is the company's attempt to make happy employees who have a proper work-life balance.

The company believes happy and loyal employees could concentrate and contribute more towards work.

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Image: A Google employee works in a new downtown office in San Francisco, California.

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Google is known for offering a unique range of benefits to its employees.

Even Google's bathrooms contribute to the company's culture. Above the urinals and on bathroom stall doors you can find coding tips and puzzles.


Image: Google employees take a break in a common lounge to play Guitar Hero.
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