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As dot.com stock options look less enticing than they once did, tech firms are scrambling to offer other, more creative perks, report the Washington Post.
For instance, Net2000 Communications, a Herndon, Virginia, telecom firm whose share price went from $40 to about $5 at press time, now offers an optional four-day work-week, in which people work four 10-hour days or four 9.5-days.
ThinkXML, a Rockville, Maryland, firm, lets employees participate in a sabbatical program to combat boredom and burnout that seem to go hand-in-hand with tech careers. People who stay with the firm for three years get a month off with pay and benefits, five-year vets get a …