Charleston has become a hotbed for growing tech firms and all of them are competing to hire the best young talent. Benefitfocus has hired many strong executives away from other firms by offering a unique corporate culture that includes casual dress, yoga classes, and Craft Beer Friday, where employees can drink beer on the job. In order to win some of their employees back, Daniel Island tech firm SynerQuark now offers Toke-Up Tuesdays so employees can smoke high-quality marijuana at their desk.
SynerQuark CEO Adam Loomis said the drastic move was needed to distinguish themselves from the competition. “We’ve tried to make our office edgy with ping-pong tables and arcade games, but it didn’t help to bring in the brightest young workers. Ever since we started letting our employees smoke weed on Tuesdays, our HR department has been flooded with applications.”
Every Tuesday, a certified expert pushes a cart around the office with the highest-grade marijuana in the world. Employees can choose from Purple Haze, Northern Lights, Bubba Kush, White Widow, and many more strains. They even have their choice of smoking paraphernalia.
“There’s a lot of planning involved with letting the entire office get high,” said SynerQuark Director of Operations Liza Drake. “You need to make sure there’s plenty of cold bottled water available and lots of crunchy snacks. Failure to do so could result in some people totally wigging out.”
Even though Toke-Up Tuesday is extremely popular with the employees, Director of Research & Development Shana Delgado says it doesn’t always yield the best results. “We took a couple of massive bong rips before our weekly brainstorming session. Unfortunately, we didn’t come up with anything useful, but we did draw a really cool picture of a rainbow-colored sasquatch on the conference room whiteboard.”
When asked if he’s worried about the legality of letting his employees smoke narcotics on company property, CEO Adam Loomis laughed. “Please, we’re a large corporation. Nothing is illegal as long as you don’t get caught.”