If you happen to smoke you may know taking a sneaky cigarette break at work can be quite the pick me up you sometimes need, however if you don’t light up in the workplace you may also know that your co-workers are still getting paid despite taking the occasional break throughout the day.
The whole scenario can either be a rewarding or annoying experience depending which side your on when it comes to smoking in the workplace.
Well now it seems that those who opt not to light up during the working day could be rewarded by companies in the near future after one Japanese comapny changed the game when it comes to taking cigarette breaks in the workplace.
The comapny behind the latest change that will see non-smokers being given an extra six day paid leave, Piala Inc, hopes their new trend will catch on as the crafty new scheme has already cut down on the number of fag breaks and increased productivity.
Speaking about the rather ingenious idea which was previously suggested by an unhappy employee an Piala spokesperson said the idea to reward non-smokers seemed fair as some employees were taking over 15 minutes to have cigarette.
They said we are happy to compensate those who don’t smoke during the day as it was unfair that other employees who were traveling down from the 29th floor of our Tokyo office building took extra long breaks during the working day.
The scheme which may be picked up by other companies across has already proven to be successful as the spokesperson revealed that four employees have already given up smoking to take advantage of the offer and it is hoped others will be encouraged to quit the habit for good.