The officials of a Japanese office apologised to its customers for one of their co-worker’s habit of taking lunch break three minutes early than the actual lunch time. The official works at the waterworks department in the city of Kobe. The 64 year old worker had gone 26 times in the past 7 months three minutes early for his lunch. ‘The lunch break is from noon to 1 pm. He left his desk before the break,” a source from the company told one of the leading news agencies. His co-workers did not take notice of his habit until one day one of his seniors saw him cross the road take have famous bento lunch box. After this, the officials of the company took to the television and bowed in apology to all its customers. As a punishment of this habit, the company withheld half day salary of the man. 'It's immensely regrettable that such a scandal took place, and we wish to express our sincere apologies,' a company official said while apologising. The 64 year old man said that he wanted a change of pace in the daily routine due to which he wet early for his lunch. After this news went viral all the social media platforms started calling out in the elderly’s defence and said that the punishment given to the man was absurd. This event has given rise to various debates on the country on the long and tiring working hours in the offices. Many working people have also raised the question that such behaviour by the office seniors won’t even let the employees go to the bathroom. Numerous deaths regarding the working hours and overwork have been reported previously in the country. In Japan, when a person dies due to the pressure of the work it is called karoshi. In 2015, a 24 year old employee named Matsuri Takahashi gave up her life due to being forced to work for over 100 hours in a month. Her death enforced the government to revise the work culture when a government report on the issue concluded that one in every five working persons had the chance of suffering from the risk of death due to overwork.