A marketing firm in Japan has recently granted their employees who do not smoke six extra paid vacation days a year to make up for the time that their coworkers spent on smoke breaks.
It was a decision that Piala made after receiving a complaint in the company suggestion box.
The amount of time that people were spending on smoking brakes was starting to become a problem for some.
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Because the firm was on the 29th floor, anyone wanting to take a smoke break had to go all the way down, making each trip 15 minutes or more.
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Mr. Matsushma, a spokesperson for the company, said, “Our CEO saw the comment and agreed, so we are giving non-smokers some extra time off to compensate.”
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The hope is that employees who don’t smoke will feel like they are being treated more fairly, and those who do smoke may be encouraged to quit.
Source : Diply