If you land a job at Gusto, a $1 billion company that provides payroll, benefits, and workers’ comp insurance to small businesses in the US, you may want to get a pedicure before your first day — or at least invest in a few new pairs of nice socks.

Joshua Reeves, the cofounder and CEO of Gusto, recently told Adam Bryant of The New York Times that he’s implemented a no-shoe policy at work.

Gusto-barefoot-at-work“We started the company in a house in Palo Alto, and because I was raised with shoes off in the home, that house was a shoes-off home, too,” Reeves explained. “When we moved to a proper office in San Francisco, people said, ‘Let’s keep this.'”

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