Bumble closes, gives ‘Burnt-Out’ Staff a Week Break


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Bumble Inc, a dating app where women are in charge, has closed its offices temporarily.

The company is giving its employees a “much-needed break” to recover from the coronavirus burnout. 

The break starts on June 21 and goes on for a week.

About 700 Bumble and Badoo workers have been given the payoff. Badoo is also owned by Bumble to fight workplace anxiety.

This step was appreciated by its head of editorial, Clare O’Connor, who said on Twitter that founder Whitney Wolfe Herd had taken the action “having correctly intuited our collective burnout”.


While sharing a screenshot from the app she said –

 “Thanks for your message. The Bumble and Badoo offices are closed the week of June 21 so the entire company can take a much-needed break. I’ll be back online on June 28 and look forward to responding you then!”


Last year has been extremely busy for dating apps because of the Covid-19 pandemic. A lot of people used dating apps as lockdown boredom set in.

Hence, these companies had to swiftly pivot to keep users engaged.

The firm’s most recent set of results show that the number of paid users across Bumble and Badoo rose by 30 per cent. It reached 2.8 million in three months to March 31.

Furthermore, several tech companies have revealed their plans for their staff with coronavirus-induced restrictions now mostly lifted.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc and JPMorgan Chase & Co, for instance, have asked their employees who are vaccinated to retort to the office by fall. 

Whereas, Twitter has said that it expects a majority of its staff would be able to work from home for the foreseeable future.

On the other hand, companies such as accountancy firm KPMG, have acquainted with new measures to fight the weariness that some workers might experience after more than a year of working in their comfort zones.

Citigroup Inc proclaimed in March that there would be just voice-only meetings on Fridays to combat burnout.

On the contrary, Apple CEO Tim Cook has said workers should be in the office at least three days a week by September.


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