A company in the U.K. is rewarding staff who don’t smoke at work with something everyone wants - more time off. KCJ Training and Employment is now offering non-smokers four extra vacation days a year.
Managing directorDon Bryden- who’s a smoker himself - came up with the idea and says it’s been embraced by both smokers and non-smokers. He’s not trying to penalize smokers for taking a cigarette break, but he’s adding up all the time they spend outside smoking in a year and giving some of that time to non-smokers with extra days off.
"I'll work with the people who smoke,” Bryden says, “but I do want to make sure that the ones who are sitting there working while the others take their ciggie break get some sort of compensation."