Shearman and Sterling is offering mega-sabbaticals in its fight against coronavirus, RollOnFriday understands.
The US firm has presented staff with a "voluntary leave program", where lawyers can take a minimum of three months and a maximum of six months off work.
Any staff who take the firm up on its offer will be paid a third of their annual salary, said a source, "topped up to 40% if you engage in pro bono during that time".
They can still go out once a day (that's 180 mini-holidays)...
The firm declined to comment, but the insider was sceptical. "It would be exceptionally surprising if anyone volunteers for this at all", they said.
...or do up the living room for a relaxing beach break.
But given the sizeable wedge earned by Shearman lawyers, it would seem more surprising if there were no takers for six months off work on 33% pay. They will just need no school fees, a small mortgage and a vast library of box sets.