This week, technology giants Apple and Facebook controversially announced plans to provide female employees the opportunity to cryopreserve (freeze) their eggs. Facebook has already started this program and Apple will soon implement its program in January 2015.
The egg freezing perk is estimated to be worth about $20,000 (Facebook also offers a surrogacy benefit).
But who does this perk really benefit? Are these companies doing the right thing, offering women more choices about when to start a family? Or are they pushing the message that women still can’t have a family and a career?
Does your company offer any ‘unusual’ employee benefits?
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