Heartache Leave

Reuters posted a story in January (okay I am behind the times) about Japanese marketing company which offers “heartache” leave. According to their CEO, the purpose is to allow “staff to cry themselves out and return to work refreshed.” They also provide four morning per year for “sales shopping leave”

From my perspective, these wouldn’t typically make for a great company policy. However, in this case, there are only seven people working there, all women. It seems to me that this is a CEO that knows the preferences of her team and offers perks that they really value.

What do you think?


My name is Cindy Ventrice. I am the author of the best-selling book Make Their Day! Employee Recognition That Works and the companion guide Recognition Strategies That Work.

My work has been quoted in The New York Times, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Workforce Magazine, and Tim Sanders' book The Likeability Factor.

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