It’s no surprise that working for one of the two biggest companies on the internet would come with it’s perks, but both Google and Facebook are now offering BJJ classes to their employees. The even more unusual part however, is that alongside these BJJ classes the employees are also being given custom-made and company-branded gis and rashguards! These aren’t just any gis and rashguards either as the examples that can be seen are clearly a certain version of HyperFly gis, one of the most successful BJJ apparel companies out there. The BJJ training on offer at Google is being taught by Milton Bastos from the Institute of Martial Arts in California.
Of course, BJJ rashguards and gis aren’t the only perks that Facebook and Google provide to their employees. Both companies also offer a myriad of benefits like free shuttle busses, on-site doctors, incredible cafes, and even some of the most generous policies for new parents that any employer has. While these kinds of perks might seem incredibly appealing to the average person, it’s worth noting that they exist for a reason. As the saying goes, there’s no such thing as a free lunch.
Many employees of Facebook and Google suffer burnout on a regular basis after working incredibly long hours each day for extended periods of time. A sixteen hour day is nothing out of the norm for employees of either business and this kind of workload can last for months at a time before finally relaxing into a more ‘normal’ working pattern.
The Facebook and Google-branded gis and rashguards were shown in a post to the official Instagram account for Laurenz Pakter, one of the creative designers working for HyperFly: