*Editor of this document: Jason Liu*
# Employee Benefits
## Child Care and Health Check subsidies
To allow employees work without worrying about taking care of their children and their personal health status, Bitmark provides the child care and health check subsidies to our employees. If you need to get day care service for your children, please contact your manager. You can also [expense](/41HThtCBSRKqrBofGqcC2Q) your health check fee if you need to get one.
## NFT Subsidy
Bitmark wants to encourage its employees to learn about and invest in digital assets, similar to our initiative in [allowing employees to receive BTC in their pay](/nHCP0-vlSCSSHtiRIrt51A?view#Partial-Salary-in-Bitcoin). We hope by helping our employees collectively invest in a diverse set of marketplaces, each employee creates knowledge (and excitement and hopefully, long term wealth) that can be shared with the rest of the team in our related projects such as [Feral File](/CenZJDCJSnW-titUkyN4-Q) and [Autonomy](/x_qZAnGNRuu2WmpyLkUmaQ).
Similar to programs in the United States like employer sponsored [401K's that help employees invest into retirement](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/401(k)), each month **Bitmark will match 50% of an employee's NFT purchases up to $50 USD**.
Ex. Michael buys multiple "cool surfer" NFT on Artblocks:
* totaling $50. Bitmark will refund $25.
* totaling $100. Bitmark will refund $50.
* totaling $105. Bitmark will refund $50.
Each employee uses [this spreadsheet](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19om2joEXVCM4RI0Hp0A2UxMjF_3UvpiVWXEcw_Y7P08/edit#gid=0) to mark their participation and the marketplaces they've learned about. This allows the rest of the team to contact that person to learn more about a specific marketplace, if useful. We'll review the progress each month together during the [360 meeting](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1W-dvrdnppLZRf0UMHbz-oDydGhWJbbTreveOMj7gfTw/edit) or an announcement. Expenses should be handled through the current [expense reimburse process](https://hackmd.io/41HThtCBSRKqrBofGqcC2Q).
While employees can purchase from Feral File, we ask that people purchase from a diverse set of marketplaces over time. Employees are encouraged to share interesting NFTs or marketplaces in [#hallway](https://bitmark.slack.com/archives/C02CDSQT0)
## Partial Salary in Bitcoin
The company allows employees to accept their salaries partially in Bitcoin (BTC) as their digital assets. If you want to, please contact Nhung (VN) or Agnes (Non-VN).
To learn about how cryptocurrency wallets work, you can check out the [online workshops](https://aantonop.com/workshops/) provided by [Andreas Antonopoulos](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andreas_Antonopoulos).
## Taking leaves
We consider everyone as an owner of the company who makes decisions and take actions that are best for the company. If you need time to relax or take care of personal tasks so that you can come back and work better, go ahead and take the time off. This also allows our international team to be flexible with the national holidays in different countries and schedule times to work together.
Some tips for taking time off:
* Plan ahead (even on the local national holiday)
* Contact your manager and other team members you’re working with and discuss your plan with them, so that everyone can minimize the impact.
* Mark the dates on the [unavailability calendar](https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0?cid=Yml0bWFyay5jb21fYTI2bWR1bTh0dGthZWs0OWZmOXRrbGU2bTRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ) as a reminder for everyone.