• 18 . 03 . 05
  • Being nice to your employees is not a requisite characteristic in a Japanese manager.

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Passive Aggressive Nihilism

Standard Businesss Practice in Japan, it seems, is to be incredibly harsh to your employees. I spoke to two men recently who are being forced to transfer in order to keep their job. This is carried out by asking them politely to move, in a way that leaves the employee with no doubt that it’s not a request. Refusal of such a transfer results in sideways promotions for the rest of your career and minimal bonuses. The worker is also left with the feeling that he’s somehow let down the company, the team and by extension, himself.

The rest of this post was unfortunately lost due to excess stress in the workplace.

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