At one Japanese company, smoking at work will cost you some precious vacation time.
A Tokyo-based marketing firm has started giving non-smoking employees six additional paid days off a year.
The idea came from an employee who complained that colleagues who smoke a lot work less because of the cigarette breaks they take throughout the day. That led the agency to come up with what it’s calling a “win-win” solution.
“We don’t give punishment for smoking,” said a company spokesman, “Instead, we offer a benefit for not smoking.”