A company is providingnon-smoking employeesan extra six days of vacation time per year to compensate for the time smoking staff members take on cigarette breaks.
Piala Inc, a Japanese marketing firm, introduced the policy in September after receiving multiple complaints from workers who do not smoke cigarettes.
“One of our non-smoking staff put a message in the company suggestion box earlier in the year saying that smoking breaks were causing problems.Our CEO saw the comment and agreed, so we are giving non-smokers some extra time off to compensate,?according to a spokesperson for Piala Inc.
Each cigarette break reportedly lasts at least 15 minutes because the firm is located on the 29th floor of a Tokyo office building.
The company hopes the new program will encourage employees to put an end to their nicotine addiction.
“I hope to encourage employees to quit…
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