When looking for a job, people may not always just look to see if they suit the candidate requirements.
While they may have a degree in the field they’re going for, or the right amount of experience requested, the most important factor may come down to what job perks the workplace has to offer.
Some well-known jobs give their employees what is considered some of the best job freebies.
Airbnb, a well-known accommodation rental website used worldwide, has the added incentive for their U.S. employees by offering a yearly allowance of up to $2,000 to stay in any of their rental properties around the world.
This attractive job perk saw the company being voted as the best company to work for in 2016 by Glassdoor, an employer review website.
Other companies set targets for their staff and if they reach them on time, they are given free holidays as a reward.
Unlimited Holiday Leave
Forget counting your holiday days and working out how best to use them over the year, some companies offer unlimited holiday leave for their staff.
Netflix pioneered this ultimate job perk stating ,”Our vacation policy is take vacation. We don’t have any rules or forms around how many weeks per year.”
Sir Richard Branson decided to follow suit with his company, Virgin Management, and brought in unlimited leave in 2014.
The incentive saw a “great reaction” from staff according to operations director, Sharron Pomells, but unfortunately the perk was not spread to the whole business and only 180 people were getting the added benefit.
Global companies such as Apple and Facebook have taken a controversial “perk” in attracting more female employees to their tech firms.
“We want to empower women at Apple to do the best work of their lives as they care for loved ones and raise their families,” Apple said in a statement in 2015.
As a result, they would offer up to $20,000 towards their U.S. female workers who wished to store their eggs.
Such an incentive attracted criticism when it became public, however, since it felt as though pressure was being put on women to start a family later on in life.
Bringing Your Dog To Work
Many companies are now allowing pets to be brought into the workplace, and especially dogs.
Co-founder of digital office space platform, Hubble, Agarwal Tushar claims, “Judging by the figures, pets will be even more popular than things we generally see as workplace essentials, like showers, by 2018.”
Of course dog owners must check that their fellow colleagues don’t have a fear of dogs or allergies, but if they are given the all clear, dogs are seen to making a huge impact on the general performance in the workplace.
40 Unexpected Cameos That Made Movies Significantly Better
David Bowie In Zoolander
Zoolander is one of the funniest movies there is. Ben Stiller delivered a crazy role in that one, I think we all remember the “Blue Steel” look. Something that we didn’t expect in the movie, though, was seeing David Bowie there. Bowie’s appearance is quite surprising, he just passes through the crowd, takes off his sunglasses, and organizes a walk-off challenge between the two models in the movie. He whips out the rules of the contest and then enjoys the show.
Madonna In Die Another Day
James Bond movies have been a cultural mainstay ever since Sean Connery made the role iconic of action films. Even though these films have a specific action-packed plot that results in a fight between MI-6 agent James Bond and a villain of some-sort, sometimes they have funny aspects as well. In Die Another Day, where Pierce Brosnan plays the famous agent, we have a surprise appearance from the pop-queen herself, Madonna. The singer delivers a famous line to Bond: “I see you handle your weapon well.”
Ed Sheeran In Game Of Thrones
Game of Thrones became a hit series ever since its first season. Being based on the books by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones has been the most popular series during its air time. Westeros has been a host to a lot of big names in the film industry, but it had a few big names from other industries as well. At the beginning of a season, Ed Sheeran appears in the series alongside a group of men, he sings a song and interacts with Arya Stark.
Keith Richards In Pirates Of The Caribbean
We all know Jack Sparrow is one of the coolest pirates there is. No one could ever top the role that Johnny Depp did in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies; he made sure to leave his mark on those films forever. But who could be even cooler than Sparrow himself? Sparrow Senior, for sure. In one of the movies, Jack Sparrow’s father appears, the original Captain Sparrow. Our surprise was to see that Jack’s father was played by The Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards.
Carrie Fisher In The Big Bang Theory
Famous cameos and guest-starring in sitcoms has been kind of a trend ever since the ’90s. Ever since this trend appeared, we’ve had a lot of nice surprises to enjoy while watching our favorite comedy TV shows. Who would’ve thought that The Big Bang Theory would surprise us with such an appearance? Who would’ve thought that the appearance would be Princess Leia Organa? Carrie Fisher surprised us with her appearance but that’s not all. The surprise was doubled when James Earl Jones appeared on screen as well.
Michael Jackson In Men In Black II
Men in Black II was packed with some of the craziest humor we’ve ever seen. One of the most memorable moments in this movie was when we came across Agent M on a huge screen. The surprise was that Agent M was portrayed by pop-star Michael Jackson. It was quite interesting how Michael created a wonderful character even though he had a very short screen time. Talking about really surprising appearances, who would’ve guessed Michael Jackson did some alien-hunting a while back?
Mike Tyson In The Hangover
The Hangover movies were a real game-changer when it comes to comedies. It put a new pattern of screenplays on the map, one where the characters don’t remember anything that they did last night. Although these movies had a lot of crazy stuff in them, one of the craziest ones was Mike Tyson’s appearance. Our main characters stole Mike Tyson’s tiger during their crazy night and the boxing legend comes to claim it the second day. We all know from that scene that “He’s still got it.”
Neil Patrick Harris In Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle
Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle is one of the best stoner movies ever made. It’s filled with great humor and a lot of plot twists that make sure to surprise us even when we’re absolutely convinced of what’s going to happen. What was great about the movie is that Neil Patrick Harris made a pretty cool appearance. As always, Harris delighted us with his acting skills on screen. We could easily say that this cameo was legen…. wait for it…. dary. Legendary.
Johnny Depp In 21 Jump Street
Ever wondered who the undercover agent was in 21 Jump Street? Have you ever considered that the undercover agent in the movie was also one of the stars in the original 21 Jump Street series? We didn’t either, that’s why we were a little bit shocked when we saw Johnny Depp in the movie’s ending. His character was pretty pissed by the fact that the main characters blew his cover and he had to save their butts.
Jeff Bezos In Star Trek Beyond
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is a proudly declared true Star Trek fan. Like any true fan, Bezos always wanted to appear in a Star Trek movie or series. After becoming one of the richest men on the planet, he was finally able to do it. We notice Bezos transformed into an alien in Star Trek Beyond. Talk about a dream come true, huh? Everyone would love to appear in one of their favorite sagas, but not everyone does it in the end.
Channing Tatum In This Is The End
This is The End was a crazy roller-coaster for all of us. That movie packed so many great appearances and crazy scenes that it had us shocked from the beginning to the end. Besides a lot of other cameos that we will expose here, I’d like to start with Channing Tatum’s appearance in this movie. He appears as a sex slave at one point, playing himself nonetheless. We’d all love to find out how he got convinced to play that part, wouldn’t we?
Matt Damon In Deadpool 2
Matt Damon doesn’t strike us as a middle-aged redneck with a huge beer belly, but Deadpool 2 made sure that he could find this part of himself. We were quite shocked to see the Oscar-winning actor appear in Deadpool 2. He delivers a great performance that we don’t wish to spoil, so see it for yourself if you’re curious. He was cast when one of the writers told Ryan that they needed an Oscar-caliber actor to deliver that scene, and they got that scene delivered.
Brad Pitt In Deadpool 2
Continuing with Deadpool 2, another great appearance in this movie is superstar Brad Pitt. Yeah, who would’ve thought Brad Pitt can do cameos? Well, he can. Apparently, that was also Ryan Reynolds’ idea. Pitt was originally intended to play Cable, he even stated that he loves the Deadpool universe and he would be willing to be involved in any way possible. Since the door was left opened by Pitt, Reynolds contacted him and they ended up doing The Vanisher part.
Elon Musk In Iron Man 2
If we’re talking about billionaire philanthropist genius inventors, we cannot help but think of Tony Stark. Robert Downey Jr. made sure that we could never imagine seeing Tony Stark portrayed by anyone else ever again. What’s interesting enough is that in Iron Man 2, we got to see another genius philanthropist on-screen alongside our main character. I’m talking about Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, made a great appearance in the movie, he was actually talking about an electric plane.
The Jonas Brothers In Night At The Museum 2
Night at The Museum I and II were some of the best comedies we’ve seen. Ben Stiller delivered a very lively and colorful character as always and made sure that we’d be entertained and captivated by the story at all times. What was actually interesting was that we had a great appearance from one of the most famous trios at the time. Taking the shape of three cupid statues, The Jonas Brothers delighted us with a great cameo in Night at The Museum II.
Mike Myers In Bohemian Rhapsody
If you’ve seen Bohemian Rhapsody you know for sure that that agent wasn’t quite likable. If you remember some of the scenes where he appeared, you can also remember the part where he was talking about Bohemian Rhapsody and saying that it’s not going to be a hit. What we didn’t know until we looked twice was that the agent was actually played by Mike Myers. Yeah, we can’t be that surprised since Myers has always appeared as characters that make him look unrecognizable.
Bill Murray In Zombieland
We love Bill Murray. Everyone loves Bill Murray and his straight forward humor and attitude. If you’ve watched Zombieland, you definitely remember Murray’s appearance. What was incredibly funny was that in the movie, Murray dressed himself up as a zombie and acted as one so he could “blend in” and be avoided by zombies. That’s actually pretty crazy, isn’t it? Pretending to be a zombie in order to not get eaten? Well, it’s not really crazy if it works, is it?
Daniel Craig In Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Do you remember that stormtrooper in The Force Awakens that kept watch over Rey at some point? No? We didn’t either. When it comes to stormtroopers, you just know that there’s a lot of them and that they’re clones, so they’re nothing more than soldiers that carry out the will of their master. We were surprised to find out that one of those stormtroopers was played by Daniel Craig, or better known as James Bond. Maybe MI-6 got infiltrated in the empire? Now that’s a secret service.
Lady Gaga In The Sopranos
The Sopranos was one of the best series that ever hit the Home Box Office. Tony Soprano was a character that we empathize with and really got us involved in his story. What a lot of us didn’t notice was that Lady Gaga made an appearance in the series. It wasn’t that much of a big thing back then since she wasn’t quite Lady Gaga yet. But looking back, we can see that she gave a pretty good performance on screen.
Stan Lee In the Marvel Movies
We all know Stan Lee loved cameos. Ever since Marvel movies started coming out, Stan Lee had a small role in all of them. He will always be remembered as an icon of the comic book world and also a man that changed history through his work. His cameos have been a signature for Marvel movies ever since the beginning of them. His last cameo is in Spider-Man: Far From Home where he plays the school bus driver for Peter Parker’s class.
Luke Hemsworth In Thor: Ragnarok
Thor: Ragnarok came with a lot of humor, a LOT. This movie was packed with funny scenes and plot twists that made watching it so easy and fun at the same time. What was even more surprising was the fact that we had a theater scene in the movie. Talk about some crazy plots in plots, huh? The scene portrayed Thor and Loki in one of their epic moments, what we didn’t know when we watched the movie was that the Thor in the theater play was actually played by Chris Hemsworth’s brother, Luke.
Matt Damon In Thor: Ragnarok
Talking about yet another crazy cameo in Thor: Ragnarok, the Loki that was in the theater play was actually performed by Matt Damon. We’ve come to know that Matt Damon has a thing for cameos and short appearances in movies. We’ve gotten us accustomed to him appearing suddenly in a movie or a TV episode, so this wasn’t as much of a surprise as we wish it could have been. We’ll be waiting for more Matt Damon appearances, we’re sure he has a few planned.
Paul Mccartney In Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Returning to Pirates of the Caribbean, it seems like the producers had some sort of bucket list when it comes to appearances from legendary rock stars. Why are we saying this? Because in another Pirates of the Caribbean movie, we got Sir Paul McCartney portraying Jack Sparrow’s uncle. Are they trying to tell us something? Maybe that Jack Sparrow is actually a rock star that hasn’t arisen yet? We know Johnny Depp can really sing, so maybe it’s time to acknowledge him for the rock star that he truly is.
David Hasselhoff In The Spongebob Movie
The SpongeBob Movie was an interesting experience for us both as adults and as children. What was really surprising in the movie was that Hollywood star David Hasselhoff made an appearance. He appeared as himself and gave a helping hand to our main characters, SpongeBob and Patrick. What was even more interesting was the fact that Hasselhoff appeared dressed up as his Baywatch character. Talk about an interesting turn of events, right? Hasselhoff was definitely a pleasant surprise for us.
Hugh Jackman In Night At The Museum
The Night at The Museum strikes with yet another great cameo. We’ve already presented The Jonas Brothers cameo in The Night at the Museum II but it was even more interesting when in the third movie, Hugh Jackman made an appearance. The Hollywood star delighted us with the portrayal of a king. We all know Hugh Jackman for his incredible Wolverine, but we never mind seeing him in other great characters that he’s able to bring to life on the big screen.
Emma Watson In This Is The End
Besides Channing Tatum, This is The End has a lot of other great appearances as well, and the one that we will never be able to forget is Emma Watson playing herself in this movie. We can remember how Emma stumbled upon Franco’s house in the movie and asked refuge from what’s happening outside. After a few weird discussions between the characters that were all males, Ms. Granger decides to pick up an axe and take care of things herself.
Hugh Jackman In X-Men First Class
Going back to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine again, we were all delighted to see that he appeared in the X-Men First Class movie. We remember the scene quite vividly as a young Charles Xavier and Magneto seek to recruit Wolverine to their X-Men school. Sadly enough, Logan isn’t interested in their proposal and flips them off. It’s a sure fact that we would’ve loved to see more of Wolverine in that movie but unfortunately all we got was a pretty good cameo scene.
Chuck Norris In Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
I think we can all remember the Dodgeball movie. It was a great comedy that came packed with a lot of stars that delighted us with their crazy performances. It’s yet another crazy comedy that Ben Stiller made sure we would never forget. Alongside co-star Vince Vaughn, Stiller made sure he’d make another character that we could never forget. The craziest part of it all was when Chuck Norris was part of the jury at the final competition. His thumbs-up was something that conquered the internet as a GIF, years later.
Martin Scorsese In Taxi Driver
If we’re talking about cinematography, we can’t forget one of the biggest names that brought us some of the best works of art we’ve ever seen. Martin Scorsese is one of the most visionary and capable directors that has delivered some of the greatest films ever made. What most of us didn’t notice was that in his movie Taxi Driver, he makes quite the appearance as a client in DeNiro’s cab. He’s an annoying client that mistreats our main character but that couldn’t bother us since we’re talking about Scorsese.
Michael Cera In This Is The End
This is The End hits us up with yet another surprise appearance. I think we all remember how Michael Cera played a pretty annoying version of himself that made us want to punch the screen, right? This movie came with a lot of surprises and plot twists that made us both confused and delighted at the same time. Even though many of the jokes in the movie were just wrong, they offered us a pretty good laugh, despite the apocalyptic scenario.
If we’re talking about great movies and cameos, we can’t forget legendary director Alfred Hitchcock. It’s a known fact that this director took immense pleasure in having short appearances in all of his films. We’re guessing he just couldn’t help himself. We won’t state an exact movie title because he makes an appearance in almost all of his movies. If you’re curious, just search for some of Hitchcock’s movies and pay attention, we’re convinced that you’ll notice him at some point.
Jean Claude Van Damme In Friends
The hit series Friends made sure to offer us some of the greatest moments in TV that we’ll never forget. For anyone that was a fan, Friends offered us a lot of emotional scenes, a lot of great humor and some valuable lessons about friendship and inter-human relationships. What was most amazing about the series is that they made sure to give us a little treat from now to then. One of the best was definitely Jean Claude van Damme’s appearance. You all know the episode.
Lady Gaga In Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Returning to our pop-star Lady Gaga, we’re very pleased to find out that The Sopranos was just the beginning for her. Lady Gaga appeared in several movies and some of them she offered us a thrilling performance. One of the coolest appearances in her repertoire must be the one in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. We know for a fact that Lady Gaga looks great in black and white, so don’t hesitate to check this out.
Pamela Anderson In Borat
Do you guys remember Borat? I’m sure we all do. It was one of the craziest things Sascha Baron Cohen ever did. Besides the movie, he made a lot of appearances and sketches dressed as Borat, taking “offensive” to a whole new level to raise awareness of the issue. One of the coolest appearances in her repertoire must be the one in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. We know for a fact that Lady Gaga looks great in black and white, so don’t hesitate to check this out.
Bob Barker In Happy Gilmore
Adam Sandler is one of the biggest names in comedy. We’ve all seen one of his movies or had a nice laugh watching his interviews or crazy characters. One of the first movies he played in was Happy Gilmore. That was a great one, and he delivered a stunning performance that managed to create emotion between all the funny incidents that were taking place. One of the funniest things was Bob Barker’s appearance. They even got into a fight. Yeah, Bob Barker hit Adam Sandler.
George Lucas In Beverly Hills Cop 3
What was the name of the credit? Unsatisfied client? Disappointed client? We can’t remember exactly, but we know what we’re talking about. Beverly Hills Cop 3 was a big hit when it came out, Eddie Murphy was already a big star by then. What made the movie even better was that during a chase, Eddie Murphy steals George Lucas’ ride. Yeah, you read that right. The creator of Star Wars makes an appearance in Beverly Hills Cop 3 and was credited with “Unsatisfied Client” or something like that.
The Backstreet Boys In This Is The End
Going back to This is The End. Yeah, that movie comes with a lot of great cameos and it would’ve been a shame not to share them. If you remember the ending of the movie then you remember that it ended with The Backstreet Boys that made a crazy appearance in heaven. Yeah, in heaven. After everyone was subject to the rapture, some of the characters ended up in heaven and they began their afterlife listening to one of the greatest boy bands that ever existed.
Quentin Tarantino In Little Nicky
Do you remember Little Nicky? That’s another title that includes a crazy performance from Adam Sandler. That movie was crazy, it still is actually. We got everything there, from angels to devils, talking dogs that like strippers, you name it. The movie’s universe is kind of endless when it comes to inappropriate jokes. We were surprised to see a great appearance from Quentin Tarantino in that movie. He was the guy that shouted the Lord’s word on the street. Blind. Do you remember that?
David Hasselhoff In Baywatch
Continuing with Hasselhoff, we were shocked that he made an appearance in the new Baywatch movie. Even though his appearance made a lot of sense, since he was the star in the original Baywatch series, we were still quite shocked to see him play the character as good as ever. These cameos are some of the best things that can bring a movie a lot of extra value, we’re all in love with Easter eggs and interesting facts when it comes to movies.