In my career to date, I’ve been fortunate enough to work for some pretty great workplaces – each with their own cultural differences and perks. Prior to making the move to Tigerspike, and starting in their Melbourne office in October of 2019, the perception of the company was consistent wherever I’d looked: “the culture is amazing”, people would tell me.

Despite being here only a short time, it became immediately apparent to me that the above statement was correct. While Tigerspike do many things better than other workplaces I’ve been, there’s one thing they do much better – look after, and value their employees.

As a Tigerspiker, we’re each provided with numerous benefits – a free team lunch each week, fresh fruit, a decent coffee machine, no-questions-asked remote working options, flexible working hours and much more. But the one that really drove the point home was the famed Duvet Day.

"Today’s world is so fast-paced and constantly connected that it can often feel like you just need a minute to yourself away from the noise."

Now, you’re probably wondering, “what exactly is a Duvet Day?”

I’m glad you asked! A Duvet Day is a day where you don’t have to come into the office, or work without drawing down from any personal or annual leave. At Tigerspike, we’re lucky to have the opportunity to utilise these – whether you’re overtired, stressed, mentally drained or simply don’t feel like coming into work, the Duvet Day is a great way to recharge.

Today’s world is so fast-paced and constantly connected that it can often feel like you just need a minute to yourself away from the noise. Between work, your personal life, a social life, relationships, pets, kids, families, side hustles, home renovations, weddings, or whatever else life throws your way, we rarely find time to just stop and breathe.

Sound familiar?

I recently took a Duvet Day after a crazy few months in my own life – I woke up one morning and simply thought “I just can’t today”. And Tigerspike really allows you to feel like that’s okay! I used my day to rest, recharge, focus on myself and that allowed me to come into work the next day energised and ready to tackle the day.

Some people aren’t as fortunate as Tigerspikers and would need to trudge into their workplace and put a smile on to push through whatever they’re going through for the sake of their jobs.

The fact that Tigerspike recognises that sometimes you simply just need a day to yourself and that we all need a break every now and then makes me proud to be here and to be working for an organisation that makes a concerted effort to look after employee wellbeing.

Eddie Abed

Project Manager,Melbourne

Eddie Abed

Project Manager,Melbourne