She and her newlywed husband continued dancing the night away until they noticed both her feet were broken.
Must have been some kind of reception?
Things were all roses for newlyweds Lyndsey and Sean Henderson. The two had just gotten married and were partying it up during their reception in Birmingham, England when things took a bad turn...on the dancefloor.
Lindsey was dancing the night away to the 90s hit song, “C’est La Vie,” by B*Witched and jumped a little too high for her heels. The result? A fracture on her left foot and broken bones in her right.
That didn’t stop the couple from celebrating all night... it actually took them a minute to even realize her feet were broken. But two days later, Lindsay found herself in two casts. She swears it wasn’t the bubbly, though...it was the jam. “I chose not to drink as I wanted to remember the night with all my loved ones,” she says. “I just went absolutely crazy, it’s one of my favorite songs.”
“Fur-ternity leave,” or the ability to work from home for a week to welcome new dogs or cats, is the latest employee benefit companies are giving out.
OK, this might be going a bit too far!
A Minneapolis marketing company recently made tweaks to its employee benefits this summer, ranging from conventional to unusual. It gave workers a larger commuter stipend, as well as a reason to avoid the office altogether: “fur-ternity leave,” or the ability to work from home for a week to welcome new dogs or cats.
“This is kind of a no-brainer,” said Allison McMenimen, a vice president at the company, Nina Hale, who helped devise the new policy. “The idea of offering benefits that just help keep employees at the office, that’s over.”
In recent decades, many companies in the United States have overhauled their perks in an effort to retain employees and entice new recruits. Tech giants like Facebook and Google have gone further, providing gourmet meals in cafeterias, gyms at work and day cares on site.
But as far as pets are concerned, few companies appear to have gone far beyond Take Your Dog to Work Day. An Italian company allowed a woman last year to take paid time off when her dog became sick. And employees at mParticle, a data company in New York, are offered “paw-ternity leave” — two weeks of paid time off for those who adopt a rescue dog or get an exotic pet, such as an iguana. (It was not immediately clear whether “fur-ternity” or “paw-ternity” was the industry standard term.)