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Is Japanese Businessman a Working bee?

 
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uhyohyo90



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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 3:10 pm    Post subject: Is Japanese Businessman a Working bee? Reply with quote

In general, Japanese businessman works for 170 hours a month and for 2000 hours a year. It is said that “Karoshi (Death from overwork)” is one of the most important problem in Japan. But, technology of other country are developing recently. I think Japanese isn’t possible to defeated.
Does Japanese businessman work still too much? I want to hear opinion of person in other countries.
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Bob S.



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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2000 hours per years is normal. That is just 8 hours a day for 5 days each week. Karoshi comes from 2 hours of sleep each night for 6 or 7 nights each week, smoking, and living off of beer, one-shot ozeki, and cup noodles every day. Work smarter, not harder.
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Julesinjapan



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Japanese business men spend a lot of time in their offices, but they're not necessarily working all the time.
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peterteacher



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Japanese businesses will improve when people realise that working 7 productive hours a day is much more efficient than working 16 hours a day when you can't do anything well because of a chronic lack of sleep!

That goes for a lot of other countries too!

A few hours of really good work is a lot better than many hours of bad work.
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