We all know that HR is never boring. But sometimes it can get downright strange...
Leave your Toyota at home - says Toyota
The Toyota Motor Corp. is urging the 28,000 employees at its headquarters in
central Japan to stop driving to work.
The reason: they are causing a daily traffic jam. Every weekday morning, a
line of cars begins building in front of Toyota headquarters in Toyota City,
stretching up to 2 miles and taking about an hour to clear up, according to
the Associated Press.
Toyota spokeswoman Monika Fujita acknowledged that it "may seem like a
contradiction" for one of the biggest automakers in the world to discourage
driving, but she added: "If you think about the problems we are causing
to the community around us, it can't be helped."
"It's also quite meaningless to drive in a traffic jam," she observed.
The AP reports that since February, Toyota has provided a free bus shuttle
service from two nearby train stations. By July, the number of workers taking
public transit to work had risen from 3,000 to 5,000.
The Associated Press, via Yahoo!