Smokers spend a lot of time away from their work while they’re puffing away on cigarette breaks. So one Japanese company is rewarding its non-smokers with an additional six days of paid vacation to make up for it.
Marketing firm Piala Inc. started the new benefit last month after non-smokers complained that they were working more than their smoking coworkers. "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," Piala spokesperson Hirotaka Matsushima explains.
The company listened and took the complaint seriously. After the suggestion, Piala’s CEO decided to give non-smoking workers the extra time off to compensate. And their hope is that the additional days off will be an incentive for the rest of the employees to quit the bad habit for good.
Source: Sunny Skyz