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This Company Gave Non-Smokers Six Extra Vacation Days to Compensate for Smoke Breaks

Bahaudin Mujtaba, Ph.D.

Bahaudin Mujtaba, Ph.D.

A Japanese company is now offering more vacation time to its non-smoking employees, reportedly after they complained about smoke breaks for their colleagues.

In a recent interview with Tonic, Bahaudin Mujtaba, Ph.D., professor of Organizational Behavior, International Management and Human Resource Management, NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, commented on the ethics and incentives of the company’s move, based on his focus on “wellness” in the workplace. During the interview, Dr. Mujtaba said, “If non-smokers are working while smokers get a smoke break, then this change in policy seems fair.”



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