11:36 Monday, 13 January 2020
Would this encourage you to give up?
The boss of a UK company is giving all his employees a very tempting incentive to give up smoking.
UK logistics firm KCJ Training and Employment Solutions managing director Don Bryden is offering all non-smoking employees an extra four days of annual leave per year.
The idea came to Mr Bryden after he recognised that staff members who smoked spent up to an hour each day taking cigarette breaks.
“I looked at the other guys during these breaks and they’re always on the phones, typing away and trying to do their work, so I thought they should be compensated,” he told The Sun.
“Last year, I saw something on social media suggesting that workers who don’t smoke should have an extra four days off.”
The new policy has even encouraged workers to give up smoking in order to take advantage of the extra time off.
“Funnily enough, when I made the announcement some of the workers said they weren’t going to smoke anymore, but it doesn’t work like that,” Mr Bryden said.
Current smokers have to be able to prove they have given up smoking for a full year before they can get the extra days.
“I’m trying to give something back to the staff, little incentives to encourage them,” he said.
— Yorkshire Lady (@YorkshireLady3) January 11, 2020
Would this be enough for you to give up?