Company Offers Paid Time Off To Compensate For Smokers Taking Breaks

November 1, 2017

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Do smokers take more work breaks than non-smokers?  One Japanese company has heard their non-smoking employees and feel they deserve an extra six days of paid vacation as compensation for their smoking peers taking regular breaks throughout the day.  A spokesperson for the company said that an office suggestion lead to the policy change as a divide between company smokers and non-smokers became more apparent because of the company's location, on the 29th floor of an office block, meaning smokers had at least 15 minutes of break time traveling down to the ground level for a smoke and taking the elevator back to the 29th floor.  While the move was applauded by non-smokes it also is having a positive impact on smokers, while 30 of the 120 employees have enjoy the extra paid time off, four smokers have quit to take advantage of the extra time off! Which leads us to our latest 98.5 KTK Morning Show poll, should non-smokers get extra paid time off as compensation for non-smokers taking smoking breaks?

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SOURCE: Daily Mail

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