This Japan Company Gives Non-Smokers 6 Extra Paid Leaves

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, 10:54 am

One Japanese marketing firm has reportedly offered its non-smoking workers an extra six days of paid leave a year after they kicked up a stink about their smoking colleagues taking too much time during cigarette breaks.

According to a report from the UK’s ‘The Telegraph’, Piala Inc. introduced the system as a way to appease disgruntled employees who believed it took far too long for smoking workers to travel between the company’s 29th-floor head office and the basement smoking area in their Tokyo-based building

“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,” a Piala spokesperson told ‘The Telegraph’.

“Our CEO saw the comment and agreed, so we are giving non-smokers some extra time off to compensate.”