Personal time off (PTO)
When you start, MUI lets you, mostly, choose the work equipment of your choice. You get some guidelines and a budget. The budget can be used for a new laptop, screen, desk, or anything that improves your work environment and is compatible with your role.
All roles. A baseline of $70/month. People can use this credit for up to 24 months in the future. So effectively to have an initial grant of up to 1,800 USD.
Then, depending on the case:
- Product, design, and engineering-related roles require more expensive hardware (e.g. dev rel, design engineer). People receive an extra $30/month.
So effectively to have an initial grant of up to 2,500 USD when combined with the baseline.
- For design-related roles, they require high-quality screens (e.g. design engineer, designer): give an initial grant, with a 3-year deprecation window (instead of 2-years for the rest as a great screen can be kept a lot longer), to buy one of: Examples of great screens
What can I expense?
If you're not sure if something can be expensed, just respond to this email to confirm before purchasing. In general, the stipend covers:
- Laptop (Macbook M2 or better)
- Desk or chair
- Ergonomic keyboard, mouse, or other accessories
- Monitor arms or clamps
What we recommend as good defaults: