This is an interesting idea!
A company in Japan offers extra days off to those who don’t smoke!
Over the summer, employees at a Japanese marketing firm became upset after their colleagues stepped away from their desks during the day for cigarette breaks. The non-smokers ended up complaining to the chief executive about working just as long as smokers and having no breaks. The company responded to the complaints and announced that any non-smokers would be rewarded with up to six additional vacation days a year.
Takao Asuka, the company’s chief executive says, “I hope to encourage employees to quit smoking through incentives rather than penalties or coercion!”
Apparently the new rule has had some success. After the offer was announced in September, four employees decided to give up smoking!
Do you think this is fair? What are your thoughts?
- Sarah & Tyler
Read More: NY Times