The firm, Taisei, plans to start trialling the drone in April next year
A Japanese firm is planning to use a drone to force employees out of their offices by playing music at them if they stay to work evening overtime.
The drone will fly through offices after hours playing Auld Lang Syne, which is commonly used to announce that stores are closing.
Japan has for years been trying to curb excessive overtime and the health issues and even deaths it can cause.
Experts were unimpressed, one branding it a "silly" idea.
According to Japanese media, office security and cleaning firm Taisei will develop the device with drone maker Blue Innovation and telecommunications company NTT East.
The camera-equipped drone will take flights through the office space playing the famous Scottish tune.
"You can't really work when you think 'it's coming over any time now' and hear Auld Lang Syne along with the buzz," Norihiro Kato, a director at Taisei, told news agency AFP.
Taisei plans to start the drone service in April 2018 as a trial within their own company and later in the year offer it to others.
I think it would be cheaper to just tell staff to stop working and leave.
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