Move over, Google. Sure you have a kick ass office. And great food. And employees get to spend twenty percent of their time on personal stuff. But I bet your employees don't get to go home early for more... interesting activities.
From CNN: Go home and multiply .
In a country where 12-hour workdays are common, [Canon] has taken to letting its employees leave early twice a week for a rather unusual reason: to encourage them to have more babies.And that's why we get to go home early on Wednesdays and Fridays. heehee.
Japan is in the midst of an unprecedented recession, so corporations are being asked to work toward fixing another major problem: the country's low birthrate.
Now, see, if we follow the same line of thinking, then in the Philippines, employees should not be allowed to leave the offices at all. But, hey, my dad was always in some other country and there are seven kids in the family so naaah, wouldn't work.
"It's great that we can go home early and not feel ashamed," said employee Miwa Iwasaki.Oh, how true.