The Snack Situation
Companies all over the U.S. are going hard on satisfying the munchies – offering some of the most competitive snack benefits ever seen outside a 7-Eleven:
- Eventbrite provides a “never-ending snack supply,” while
- Facebook employees have fully-loaded snack kitchens and meals prepared by a “culinary team.”
- Dropbox offers their employees breakfast, lunch and dinner PLUS snacks & drinks. It’s also rumored they have Whiskey Fridays. (Yes, I consider whiskey a snack.)
- Don’t even get me started with Google. I actually applied for a position in the middle of the last sentence after I found out that Google employees are within 150 feet of food AT ALL TIMES.
Lena Dunham’s character, Hannah, on HBO’s Girls is really to blame for my laser focus on the free fare. When a coworker gave her the office tour at her new GQ job, she discovered the holy mecca of snacks in the company pantry. “You just said snack room and everything blurred.” She walked into her first meeting with arms full of bagels, grapes, and muffins.
So as I sip on my only current snack benefit, a Poland Spring water bottle, I can’t help but daydream about the possibilities of unlimited cold-pressed juices, granola bars and Babybel cheeses. I’m not asking for a full meal – can’t a girl just have a free Clif Bar?
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Shelbi is a Kentucky transplant living in NYC. Despite her southern roots, all it takes to win her over is a good taco. Follow her on Instagram at @_shelbella!