The Japanese marketing firm Piala has decided to fight tobacco addiction in an interesting way. Management has determined that any non-smoker employee will receive extra days off.
Smoking cigarettes is a very harmful health addiction that has led to the deaths of millions of people around the world. Those who live do not seem to be aware of the dangerous effects of their fatal addiction. In addition to the health effects, smoking has quite a number of economic consequences and is not just about the amount of cigarettes that are being spent on the next pack of cigarettes.
Many companies do not realize that employees who smoke cigarettes on the proverbial “balloon” waste the time that is spent on their duties. On average, the average smoker spends 15 minutes on a cigarette.
For this reason, the authorities of the Japanese marketing firm Piali decided not to reproach employees – smokers, how to compensate their time spent with non-smoking employees.Therefore, the latter receive an additional 6 vacation days.
Such a suggestion came from the non-smoking workers who pointed out that smokers had to go to the basement of the building where the cigarette was located. In going to the basement there is basically nothing big and extraordinary, but the offices are located on … the 29th floor of the building. Taking a lift from such a height involves a considerable amount of time and while the smoker is standing in the elevator, the non-smoker must normally work at that time.
The results of this decision came immediately because of the 120 people working in Pialo, 30 people took advantage of extra days off, and 4 people even decided to quit smoking!
“One of our non-smokers put a message in the mailbox suggesting that all of the cigarette breaks were a big problem,” said Hirotaka spokesman Matsushima.