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(Japan Daily Press)   Japanese Supreme Court would like all exhausted overworked employees to know that your employer will not face criminal actions for literally working you to death. So get back to work you lazy bakayarō   ( divider line
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2013-10-07 09:38:21 AM  
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My gift to industry is the genetically engineered worker, or Genejack. Specially designed for labor, the Genejack's muscles and nerves are ideal for his task, and the cerebral cortex has been atrophied so that he can desire nothing except to perform his duties. Tyranny, you say? How can you tyrannize someone who cannot feel pain?
Chairman Sheng-ji Yang, "Essays on Mind and Matter"
2013-10-07 09:00:50 AM  
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hailin: Also, a 70 to 80 hour work week isn't unusual.

But think of how productive those beavers are!
We're heading that direction here in the states, too.

What? Don't want to work hard to succeed at the American dream?
You can just quit because there are people in line for the chance.

It's a labor camp mentality.
2013-10-07 08:56:59 AM  
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AverageAmericanGuy: Why would they be liable? You are free to leave at any time. If you don't leave because of what you perceive to be peer pressure, that's on you.

Not really. Their culture isn't like ours. Usually you go to school, then to a university, then get hired on a company you work for for the rest of your life. If you want to quit it is seen as a failure and shameful to the point lots of people commit suicide is they are unhappy with their jobs. Also, a 70 to 80 hour work week isn't unusual.
2013-10-07 10:08:15 AM  
1 vote:
If we would all just let corporations fark us over a little bit harder and a little bit faster for a few more decades, they could afford to bring back all the jobs that they shipped overseas in the 1990s. But that will never happen because you guys aren't willing to sacrifice the way the 1% have sacrificed.
2013-10-07 10:05:05 AM  
1 vote:
Totally pro-nuclear. I'm referring to their deference culture that resulted in so many problems getting hidden and swept under the rug in the name of saving face.
2013-10-07 09:46:02 AM  
1 vote:
Unfortunately, this mentality goes hand-in-hand with what caused the Fukashima disaster, which is now going to fark over everyone living near the Pacific Ocean with cancer. As soon as your culture starts to have negative external effects, it is perfectly open to being criticized and condemned.
2013-10-07 09:10:00 AM  
1 vote:
A fairer thing to say is that they are AT work for 70-80 hours a week. Take out smoke breaks and it drops to 35 hours.
2013-10-07 09:03:02 AM  
1 vote:
Why work 70-80 hours a week when you can simply get a part time job and live like a king on welfare and SNAP? The Japanese sure have a lot to learn from the US.
2013-10-07 08:55:46 AM  
1 vote:
Japanese workers, how about next time you're asked to do so much work that it will literally kill you, you say "no" instead of laughing nervously and saying "it will be a challenge"?
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