Japanese husbands have the unfair reputation of being office workaholics who show very little appreciation to their wives.
Such stereotypes, popularized by local media and pop culture, have painted the unflattering picture of an uncaring husband and mindless office drone who willingly takes whatever the boss throws at him.
As it turns out, the work culture in South Korea is not so different. There, spending overtime hours means you’re hardworking. Getting tired is the day’s reward — a well-deserved badge of honor.
Taiwan’s Foxconn Electronics, which plays a huge role in manufacturing Apple’s iPhones, hopes to fully-automate all its factories in China.
The company makes its own manufacturing robots called “Foxbots.” So far, there are 40,000 Foxbots deployed in their Chinese factories.
While anime is known to be a billion dollar industry that enjoys a massive global audience, not many are aware that most workers involved in it earn very little money. The situation is reportedly so bad that more than half of them have decided to move back to their parents’ homes so they can at least make ends meet.
Anime companies, which are often staffed with mostly passionate individuals who are there for the love of the medium, have been notoriously paying very little especially to their entry-level workers, RocketNews24 reported.
Nearly a quarter of Japanese employees worked an additional 80 hours or more each week, the government has found.
The study polled 19,583 employees from 1,743 companies between December 2015 and January 2016. It found that 23% of them endured 80 and more hours of overtime work each week.
Experts believe thousands of Japanese employees have died from “karoshi.” or death by overwork, last year. Labor ministry figures documented only 189 cases.
Japan has an unforgiving job culture that glues workers to overtime hours, which may include social time with superiors. Even worse, these hours are rendered for free.
No matter if you’re a janitor or a CEO, it’s important to love what you do and be good at it. The video above shows people who make the best out of whatever jobs they have and strive to be the most efficient workers possible.
Scott Walker, a Republican politician and current governor of Wisconsin, is spearheading a sneaky budget move in his state that will effectively strip workers of their right to a “living wage” and even their weekends.
As Wisconsin state legislators, who already missed their July 1 budget deadline, scramble to vote on a budget, they will also be considering a package of budget modifications that propose a number of shady measures that include but are not limited to barring reporters and the public from accessing the state’s open records (the only measure to have been removed so far), provisions that censor information on police shootings, and redefining a worker’s right to a “living wage” by replacing it with “minimum wage,” which currently sits at an unlivable $7.25 an hour.
One ridiculous boss in Taizhou, China is being criticized for forcing his employees to attend his deceased mother-in-law’s funeral and threatening them with fines if they didn’t show up.
The company, Taizhou Jinyu Electrical and Mechanical Co., manufactures motors. Factory employees were forced to show up and required to wear a white shirt (which was at least provided by their boss) or face a 200 yuan fine — about $32. Most of the workers didn’t even know the lady.
Secret footage taken from Chinese factories and illegal child-labor mines show the horrible price paid to make iPhones and iPads.