Marketing Firm Gives Non-Smokers Paid Days Off to Equal Smoke Breaks
The idea actually came from a non-smoking employee who claimed that cigarette breaks add up to more time off for smokers. A Japanese marketing firm has introduced a policy to give non-smokers six extra paid days off -- to compensate for the time smokers spend away from their desks.
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Piala CEO Takao Asuka tells the Japan Times that four employees have quit smoking since the policy was introduced earlier this year.