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(Mainichi Daily News)   Japanese tradition of getting blitzed after-hours & telling you boss off is no more   (mdn.mainichi.co.jp) divider line 42
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2002-09-07 12:49:35 PM  
Only in the Kinki region...
 
2002-09-07 12:49:58 PM  
If you work for yourself...does that involve drinking alone and vomiting on yourself?
 
2002-09-07 12:51:26 PM  
your
 
2002-09-07 12:53:12 PM  
I wish my region was Kinki...and blitzed
 
2002-09-07 12:54:09 PM  
What's really sad is how many people are in so much of a hurry to get "their" story submitted that they can't be arsed to take two seconds to check their headline before hitting the submit button.
 
2002-09-07 12:54:35 PM  
Hey I remember that from Mr. Baseball, was one of the only few good parts of the movie.
 
2002-09-07 12:55:19 PM  
"But others complained that it was always women or young workers who had to clean up after the drinkers.."

We call that 'senority' in America, dammit
 
2002-09-07 12:56:39 PM  
Apparently this law applies to govornment offices. It seems managers were paying for after hours booze with taxpayer money. It's not outlawed for private businesses, though it's not promoted either.
 
2002-09-07 12:56:55 PM  
"I suppose I'll just have to try and find something other than alcohol to use as a means of communicating with the young workers under me."

How about cocaine?
 
2002-09-07 01:02:40 PM  
Motherfunker: No, no, no, you got it all wrong...

[image from whatisdeepfried.com too old to be available]

Heroin is the way to go! The little kitty told me so...

 
2002-09-07 01:03:02 PM  
"We're trying to encourage workers to hurry up and get home rather than needlessly hanging around the office getting drunk"

Many japanese wife won't be pleased about that...
 
2002-09-07 01:07:01 PM  
Here in the States we tell our bosses ofrf with a Glock & a 12 guage...

3Horn
 
2002-09-07 01:10:30 PM  
the guy who wrote that article is probably the same one who writes the tax return instruction books. what a painful article to read through.

ugh.
 
2002-09-07 01:10:57 PM  
3horn: Nah, just put a bunch of pr0n on your bosses pc next time he biatches about it "not doing that thing correctly". I used to do that constantly to my former boss, but he got a big kick out of it.
 
2002-09-07 01:11:43 PM  
Great use of Engrish in the headline.
 
2002-09-07 01:11:55 PM  
hahah, only Japan would have a region called "Kinki"

But really, this only affects government workers in one, like, state-thing. You can hardly call it 'dying'.

Also, rickshaws are about as 'traditional' as CRT Televisions, they only existed for a few decades between the time when the Asians had ball-bearing wheels and before they had cheap motors.

The only reason we think of them as 'Asian tradition' is that they became popular around the time that the west was really beginning to increase trade with china and Japan directly (that's where they got the ball-bearing wheels).
 
2002-09-07 01:13:58 PM  
"I suppose I'll just have to try and find something other than alcohol to use as a means of communicating with the young workers under me."

The Catholic Church may have a precedent in that area...

(one please... smoking.)
 
2002-09-07 01:18:54 PM  
Reminds me of when I was in Australia and the clients would open up the office fridge at 5 and start passing out the beers. The U.S. has much to learn from the Ozzies.
 
2002-09-07 01:21:36 PM  
Ah, I'm happy with my good old American passive aggresive ways of telling off higher management.
 
2002-09-07 01:24:49 PM  
Famous career ending lines:


"During the slave period, the slave owner would breed his big black with his big woman so that he would have a big black kid-that's where it all started." -Jimmy the Greek

``We have been the cowards, lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away,'' Maher said. ``That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building - say what you want about it, it's not cowardly.'' -Bill Maher

"Men in the pro-choice movement are either men trapped in women's bodies...or younger guys who are like camp followers looking for easy sex."
--Rep. Bob Dornan (R-CA)

"People who call Reggie White a bigot and homophobic, beware, because you're calling God himself a bigot and homophobic. "-Reggie White

/I got nuthin
 
2002-09-07 01:42:19 PM  
My Japanese friend's father decided to have a sex change operation. Apparently the Japanese word for a parent that undergoes a sex change is "Dadomi"
 
2002-09-07 01:45:36 PM  
Ah... sad.. the Japanese are picking up american bad habits.
America, where it is custom for management to fire people who have different oppinions.

Luckily, Japanese employees are still allowed to order those 70 year-old hookers in the office...
 
2002-09-07 01:49:29 PM  
This is your life There is no past present or future. There is only now.

Switch off your computer, go into the real world. Soon you will die, and your body will rot. Live in the real world, not on the computer.

Your thoughts don't exist: don't keep looking at yourself; look at the world around you. Listen to people, say things, be yourself, you will like it. If you are a man stop trying; be your farking self and be a man. It's so bloody simple. It's easy. You don't think. You don't analyze or, or ponder or think about yourself or other people, you just enjoy.

Stop wasting your lives on the internet, whatching the hours drip off. Stop knawing your fingers: no-one cares: no body here knows you.

Don't question this: don't be smug and say, "well I enjoy Fark." There is a real world out there. It's great. Enjoy life, and get off your damn computer. It really is'n that much fun, is it? Ok for a short laugh, but now you should GET A LIFE.

Your thoughts don't really exist.
One day you will die.
Live rock and roll, not geeky computer nerd feeling sorry for yourself.

STOP FEELING SORRY FOR YOURSELF.

You are so, so , so lucky to even be alive in the wonderful modern world, whatever country.

Switch off your TV, your computer games, your internet and live.
 
2002-09-07 02:00:04 PM  
Sidecrab: Who wrote that shiat? Or is that your attempt at sarcasm?
 
2002-09-07 02:25:27 PM  
Nice religion you've got there Sidecrab. Print it up and pass it out door to door. You'll make lots of friends and you'll get to revel in that life 'out there'.
 
2002-09-07 02:27:36 PM  
The only worse thing than people who sit around guzzling Cheez-its and Mountain Dew, hanging around on the internet are people who complain about the people who sit around guzzling Cheez-its and Mountain Dew, hanging around on the internet.

So, anyway, about telling off your boss?
 
2002-09-07 02:29:30 PM  
This reminds me of the time my work had an after work party at a near-by tavern. We all had a good ammount of booze in us, and said a lot of things we would not normaly say to our bosses and co-workers. For instance, for some unknown reason, I thought it would be a spiffy idea to start calling people "biatch". "Hey biatch, it's your turn to shoot." "Do you want another beer, biatch." and so forth. It didn't matter if it was a peer or a supervisor, everybody was known as "biatch" that evening. Instead of getting in trouble for my behavior, most of the people there thought it was great, and bring it up to this day. If anything,it eased tension within the company. So, maybe there is something to be said about downing a few after work, and speaking your mind. I would not recommend my approach, because, well....I am just a nut.
 
Mex
2002-09-07 02:32:18 PM  
Sidecrab, what if I can't go outside because I have to stay home to care for my crippled brother?
 
2002-09-07 02:38:17 PM  
SIDECRAB IS A DIPshiatE MOTHER FARKIN ARSEHAT ARSEHOLE!!

WORST RELIGION EVER!
 
2002-09-07 02:46:02 PM  
yeah, when they pry my cold, dead hand from around the mouse...
 
2002-09-07 02:57:01 PM  
Anyone see the Waiwai about guys who get off on videos of guys getting kicked in the nuts? Of course, most of them probably deserve it.

Here's the link

Oh, and Daredeviltravis, don't hold back your real feelings or anything.
 
2002-09-07 02:58:23 PM  
Last time I got fired, I turned my employer in to the IRS through the handy Criminal Investigation Tip-Off Hotline for paying her employees under the table.
 
2002-09-07 03:08:37 PM  
An alcoholic friend of mine, who worked in Japan, told me that the Japanese suffer from absolutely horrendous hang-overs. Some kind of genetic thingee. One would think that that would cause a general aversion to booze, but he told me that's not the case. Some kind of cultural thingee, I guess. I don't know. I'm confused.

Talk amongst yourselves.
 
2002-09-07 03:10:56 PM  
Sidecrab: Heh, that's a good one. Really, it is.
 
2002-09-07 03:24:24 PM  
((farkingdeecee still waiting for the KARAOKE tradition to fall as well)))
 
2002-09-07 04:42:08 PM  
SRFireside</B - no, they were using their own money, but drinking on premesis.

So... what's the problem? Just move it to the bar next door.
 
2002-09-07 04:47:55 PM  
Wow, Mainichi News that's not from Wai-Wai. Dost my eyes decieveth me? Legit news? Oh well, it is about alcohol.
 
2002-09-07 05:25:15 PM  
As long as I can still put my hand under the skirt of his teenage daughter on the subway I don't care if I can't get drunk anymore and tell him what a shiat-head he is.
 
2002-09-07 05:27:42 PM  
09-07-02 03:08:37 PM Reactron
An alcoholic friend of mine, who worked in Japan, told me that the Japanese suffer from absolutely horrendous hang-overs. Some kind of genetic thingee. One would think that that would cause a general aversion to booze, but he told me that's not the case. Some kind of cultural thingee, I guess. I don't know. I'm confused.


Asians typically are lacking in the enzyme needed to break down alcohol. As a result they tend to turn bright red when drinking and suffer worse hangovers.
 
2002-09-07 08:03:47 PM  
Hell I do this now...err wait a minute, I am the boss!
 
2002-09-07 08:30:45 PM  
Much as I don't like to bag on America, I'd say AtomicFever has got it right. If you don't agree with your boss, you'd better keep it to yourself if you want to stay employed. Sad but true.
 
2002-09-08 01:00:19 AM  
When you cant get drunk after hours and tell the boss off retribution free after its been a long tradition...

...then the terrorists have truly won....
 
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