Japanese Company Awarding More Time Off For Nonsmokers
Most companies award 2 breaks and a break to eat. A company in Tokyo is awarding the people who stay at their desk while others are out smoking.
A company called Piala Inc. initiated a new six day paid time off allowance after non-smokers. Employees told their higher ups that they work more than the people who are taking multiple smoke breaks per day.
Spokesperson for Piala Inc., Hirotaka Matsushima said, “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.”
After hearing about the complaint, the company’s CEO, Takao Asuka, decided to give nonsmoking employees and extra 6 days off per year to compensate the time smokers use for their breaks.
What do you think? Fair or not?