Despite hard times, perks abound at some workplaces

Want a pair of sneakers? Home improvement money? A bobble-head cow trophy? Time to update your resume.

You might think that given the economy, it would be an employer’s market out there, with new workers willing to be chained to their oars and flogged if it means landing a paying job.

But some companies are still behaving as if employees ought to be lavished with perks—assuming you consider a bobble-head cow trophy a perk.

Other benefits include yoga rooms, climbing walls, ski passes and cash to make “eco-home improvements,” Mashable reports.

But although we are a longtime friend of canines, we’re puzzled by two companies that list a dog-friendly office as a perk. Don’t they occasionally hire people with pet allergies, to say nothing of Muslims? Haven’t cat lovers demanded equal access, along with a litter box beside the photocopier?

At any rate, here are a few companies that Mashable highlights:

1. Clif Bar. Want free coffee, on-site day care, car washes and $500 to purchase a commuter bike of your own? Are you OK with colleagues flinging bits of bologna under the desk for the pooch to sniff at and ignore? You’ve come to the right place.

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