# Benefits and Perks
Since the majority of White Rabbit employees work in Japan, this section is written with that as the default. Some benefits don’t make sense in other countries. We will try our best to provide comparable benefits and perks outside the US as it makes sense, though.
In addition to your compensation, full-time regular employees also receive the following:
# Pension and National Health Care
Enrollment in Japan’s social welfare and national healthcare programs (employer and employee split the costs).
# Commuting Allowance
Commuting Allowance shall be paid in the amount equivalent to the actual cost required for commuting to and from work up to the maximum amount of 25,000 yen per month., or 4,000 yen monthly for bicycle commuting.
# Paid Time Off
# Paid leave for full time employees
After your the first six months, you'll receive 10 days paid vacation plus paid national holidays, plus a few extra personal days to use at your discretion. This is a guideline, so if you need a couple extra days, no problem. We don’t track your days off; we use the honor system. Just make sure to check with your team before taking any extended absence, so they’re not left in the lurch.
We don’t track sick days either. If you’re under the weather, take the time you need to feel better within reason. White Rabbit recognizes, too, that your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Consider taking a mental health day every now and again when you’re feeling overwhelmed or mentally fatigued. If a day or two won’t cut it, we’ll work with you to find a way to reduce the burden of your work at White Rabbit on your overall mental health. We really do want your work at White Rabbit to be the best work you do in your life, and we appreciate that that’s not possible if you’re uncertain about your health.
In the following years after your initial six months, you'll receive an extra day of paid vacation (according to the table above) up to 20 days per year at 6.5 years of employment.
|Days of Paid Leave||10||11||12||14||16||18|
If you’re feeling your mental or physical health is taking a toll on your work you can go to your manager at any time or during one of your regular 1:1 meetings. You can also go to Mika at any time, who with your permission can work with your manager to help you. Additionally, your manager should check in with you, proactively, to periodically make sure you’re doing okay.
# Paid leave for part-time employees
Part-time workers gain paid leave based on days worked per week and employment duration.
The salary calculation in this case is a little less straight forward. There are two ways to calculate, and your pay will be whichever one delivers the higher number.
- Last 3 months total wages / number of days worked x 0.6
- Last 3 months total wages / 92 days
|Days per Week||Days per Year||0.5 yr||1.5||2.5||3.5||4.5||5.5||6.5|
|4 days||169-216 days||7||8||9||10||12||13||15|
|3 days||121-168 days||5||6||6||8||9||10||11|
|2 days||73-120 days||3||4||4||5||6||6||7|
|1 days||48-72 days||1||2||2||2||3||3||3|
# Personal Leave
If you are under treatment or recovery for a serious medical condition and are unable to work because of it, let us know and you can take four weeks off at 100% pay. If after that, you’re still unable to work, White Rabbit will continue to pay you 70% of your pay until you’re better, up to twelve weeks off. These days are an emergency reserve, separate from your vacation/sick time described above. If after this period of time, you still cannot work, talk to your manager or Max, and we will discuss what comes next on a case-by-case basis.
# Bereavement Leave
When you lose a loved one, you can take paid time off from work for bereavement, making arrangements, settling family affairs, and attending the funeral or memorial service. Let your manager know your plans as soon as you can so they can arrange for your absence.
You can take ten days of bereavement leave for the death of a spouse or partner, child or child-in-law, parent or parent-in-law, or sibling or sibling-in-law. You can take three days of bereavement leave for the death of a grandparent, niece or nephew, cousin, or close friend. These caps are not to say you must return to work after so many days; you can use any of your available vacation time if you find you need more time off after bereavement leave.
If the loss in your family is especially traumatic and you know you’ll be away from work for a while, please talk to your manager to discuss that special case.
# Employee Liquidity Pool
If White Rabbit is ever sold or part of an IPO, tenured employees will be eligible to receive a portion of 5% of the value of the company. That 5% would be divided into units, based on the number of employees we have at the time. People who were White Rabbiters for less than 1 year would receive 0 units, someone employed 1 year would receive 1 unit, and so on, until you’re fully vested at 5 years for 5 units.
# Great Tools
Each employee will be provided an Apple or Windows computer and dual-monitor setup. We’ll also purchase any additional software or hardware you need.
# Personal Development Stipend
Up to 72,000 yen per year to improve your craft. If you’re interested in classes or online courses that you feel improve you professionally or personally, you have a 72,000 yen annual stipend to do so. This stipend is prorated in your first year at White Rabbit, depending on the month you start.
# Fitness Allowance
White Rabbit will pay up to 5,000 yen per month toward your gym membership, yoga studio membership, or whatever activity you do to stay in shape. If it’s not organized fitness, that’s okay, too. You can use your stipend to pay for race registrations or even new outdoor running shoes. The only catch is that you can’t “save up” your stipend. Sorry, but no saving 9 months worth of fitness benefit and buying a new bike; this benefit is meant to promote regular activity for you.
# Wellness Allowance
Every month, you can expense up to 5,000 yen toward a service or experience that enhances your overall mental well-being. For some people that might mean a monthly massage. For others, that could be alternative medical treatments like acupuncture or reiki. You could also use the stipend to defray your existing talk therapy expenses, go on a wellness retreat, take a meditation class, attend a religiously-affiliated retreat, or book a service at a spa that is more relaxing to you than a massage like a pedicure or facial. White Rabbit does not want to limit what is healing to you, so get creative with your self-care! If you have questions about what qualifies here, feel free to ping Mika or Max.
# Practical assistance for full-time remote workers
# Home Office Set-up
For full-time remote workers, we want to make sure your home office is comfortable. You can expense up to 100,000 yen to furnish your home office, every three years.
# Coworking Space Stipend
White Rabbit will pay up to 20,000 yen per month for you to use towards renting coworking space in your city. Please make sure you’re using a true coworking space that’s meant solely for working, not a club or social space.