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Old 2012-09-25, 13:10   Link #2491
Knight Errant
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Age: 29
Originally Posted by Metaler View Post
The levels of assholery from the employer must've exceeded the normal human capacity. Jesus Christ.
Doesn't surprise me. Japanese employers are ridiculously conservative. None of my experiences have indicated otherwise.

For what it's worth though, a lot less people are employed in the old style organisations then how it used to be. I'd say the smaller employers are probably a lot more flexible.

That said, the Japanese corporate philosophy is not all bad. Japanese employers do tend to look after their workers, and workers tend to work for their companies out of more then simple greed. Usually there is a real commitment to making quality products for their customers, that is often lacking in American companies, where it's more about "what's in it for me?" Though in the last 30 years we've had a case where most American manufacturers have taken on many key points behind Japanese corporate governance.

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