Should non-smokers get extra vacation days for not taking smoke breaks?
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Should non-smokers get extra vacation days for not taking smoke breaks?

This added time can compensate non-smokers for the 10-minute breaks smokers take throughout the year.

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As a reward for not taking daily smoke breaks, non-smokers at the Japanese company Piala Inc. now receive an extra six days off each year.

This decision was made at the start of 2018 to mixed reviews. Martin opened up this conversation once again and asked listeners what they thought about this decision and if South African companies should follow suit,

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Piala, a marketing firm based in Tokyo, enacted the policy in September after CEO Takao Asuka received complaints from his non-smoking employees that smokers shouldn't be rewarded for their habit with 15-minute breaks.

As aspected, Martin received many listeners who were for and against this decision. Listen to Martin's conversation with one caller who thinks this is a horrible idea: 

Let us know what do you think about this decision? Should this be rolled out in companies in South Africa?

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