Company Gives Non-Smoking Staff Added Bonus
If you're a non-smoker in your office, you've probably had the hint of jealousy when your co-workers who smoke head outside. They'll go out various times during the day for "extra breaks," as LadBible called them. If the State Offices decided to implement this policy, how do you think it would go?
A company in Tokyo, Japan has decided to give a little boost to workers who don't take those "extra breaks." Each member of the staff who doesn't smoke gets six extra days off each year. The CEO of the company, Takao Asuka said: "I hope to encourage employees to quit smoking through incentives rather than penalties or coercion." The company, Piala, is on the 29th floor so Asuka felt that those "extra breaks" add up.
I'm not a smoker so I would 100% welcome six extra days off per year for something I'm already not doing. If you're a smoker though, how does this make you feel? I understand what the company is doing but is it really any of their business whether you smoke or not? The weirdest part of this concept is that, apparently, only 30 non-smokers are taking advantage of it. It's a free 6 days off, why wouldn't you take advantage?