This will make you think twice before taking a smoke break for sure
A Japanese civil servant in Osaka was recently forced to return 1.44 million yen ($24,374.90 FJD) of his salary after being found guilty of smoking during work hours more than 4,500 times in 14 years.
When people say smoking is an expensive vice, they are generally referring to the cost of cigarettes, but in cities like Osaka, smokers risk having important sums of money deducted from their salaries if caught smoking on the job.
A director-level civil servant recently found this out the hard way after being hit with a fine of approximately $11,000 for thousands of cigarettes smoked during work hours for 14 years.
The 61-year-old employee who was found to have smoked a total of 4,512 times in the past 14 and a half years while he was at work, the equivalent of 355 hours and 19 minutes spent not doing his job.