This week, Bumble’s more than 750 employees are taking the week off.
In an email to USA TODAY, the dating app confirmed all its workers will have this week as a paid vacation to allow them to relax and refresh as COVID-19 pandemic restrictions ease and vaccinations rise.
Bumble will still have some staff members on hand to make sure the app continues to operate normally — who will receive a separate paid week off, according to the company.
CNN reported that Bumble staffer Clare O’Connor wrote in a since-deleted Tweet the dating app’s founder and CEO, Whitney Wolfe Herd, made the decision to provide paid time off after picking up on employees’ “collective burnout.”
Launched in 2014, Bumble made a splash in the dating app pool by requiring women to make the first move when attempting a match. As of March 2021, the Bumble app had nearly 1.4 million paying users, according to the company’s first quarter earnings report released in May.
Bumble isn’t the only employer concerned about burnout amid the pandemic which has stretched workers thin as they navigate remote work and duties at home. Quartz reported earlier this month other companies including LinkedIn and Mozilla, creators of the Firefox web browser, also offered a paid week off companywide for its entire staff.
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