Eat a Clif Bar, Get Some Work-Life Balance

Our pals at Outside magazine have put together a list of 30 of the best places to work based on companies that “truly believe in work-life balance” (which is a thing I don’t have because I have more work in my days than life, but I’m okay with that for the time being). Number 12 on the list is Clif Bar, which offers “dozens of free fitness classes in the office gym and studios, up to $350 in race-fee reimbursement, an organic cafeteria with discounted meals (including take-home dinners), a $500 stipend for buying a commuter bike after a year on the job,” among other things. Also, Clif Bars are great. I keep two in the office, and one in my bag at all times in case anyone is ever hungry and needs a snack.

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Megano! (#124)

If I eat a clif bar, I’m actually giving someone else work/life balance, and I’m not sure how I feel about that.

MuffyStJohn (#280)

@Megano! Exactly. THEY SHOULD WORK 12 HOUR DAYS, ENDURE LONG COMMUTES, AND NEVER TAKE VACATION LIKE THE REST OF US.

melis (#42)

Hey Mike Dang how does it feel to be COMPLETELY WRONG ABOUT CLIF BARS

melis (#42)

I imagine it feels GRAINY AND TASTELESS

like Clif bars

Mike Dang (#2)

@melis Heart you, Mallory!

If you don’t want the Clif bar in my bag, I also have almonds for you.

melis (#42)

@Mike Dang I’M GOING TO HAVE TO TEACH YOU HOW TO LIVE (snackwise) MIKE DANG.

Mike Dang (#2)

@melis Oh, send me your listicle of the best snacks, please!

Feelings I have about Clif Bars:

1) The Peanut Toffee Buzz flavor is delicious and also has caffeine, which is useful.
2) The back-of-the-wrapper anecdotes about the founder’s European bike trips make me want to vomit.

Derbel McDillet (#1,241)

Larabar 4Eva!

frenz.lo (#455)

Sometimes, I have this anxious fantasy that I see a news broadcast over a tv in a public place that something has gone horribly wrong at the Clif Bar factory, and the bars are now poisonous. I gasp in horror, and someone walks by and says, “Don’t worry! You’d have to eat 60 Clif Bars a week to feel any ill effects!” And then I gasp out, “But I just ate 65 Clif Bars!” and then I die.

mishaps (#65)

Larabars, the Kind Fruit & Nut Delight bars, and the TLC snack bars > Clif bars. But I’m glad they’re nice peoples.

Mike Dang, you have off-handedly mentioned the SECRET OF LIFE, which is always to have a snack bar in your desk at work, and one in your bag. You never know when you or someone else will be hungry.

mishaps (#65)

Also, just a reminder to all you Youngs out there – most of the time when a company gives you great lifestyle benefits like food, exercise classes, drycleaning, etc., it’s because they want you to NEVER LEAVE THE OFFICE. Care more about the hours and the people than the perks, every time.

honey cowl (#1,510)

Could they just make those searchable by location? Like, I live in Seattle, I severely dislike my job, please find me a new one.

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