Do not start working in Japan before you understand these tips.(Extremely Important)

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22 Replies to “Do not start working in Japan before you understand these tips.(Extremely Important)”

  1. Aguiluz Mulawin

    Incorrect, the people who work from morning to late night are inefficient. Keep the work within your work hours. Otherwise, you're just proving how stupid you are.

  2. Aguiluz Mulawin

    at 4:30PM, if you finished A-B-C and its not a friday, you review tomorrow's work. If not then you relax and spread out the last 30 minutes. You never go home, because you're paid for the full hours to be at work. What you do is review what you've done or review what needs to be done or ask colleagues if you can help them.

  3. Aguiluz Mulawin

    I think you're incorrect, when professionals ask for advice or additional guidance anywhere in the world. The first question is always "Hi, do you have a minute? I forgot how to do this procedure. When you have time can we go over this again?".

  4. Aguiluz Mulawin

    How to get promoted anywhere in any workplace…. Look at the job and your supervisor's job and the company as a whole. Recommend a way to get the job done faster or to analyze data faster. I always make recommendations to be more efficient. e.g. instead of using 10 pieces of paper to document you only use 3 pieces of paper. Instead of manually inputting and collating excel worksheets for data and presentation, create a database for the company to make data analysis easier.

    Any time you can make the job easier, you will almost always get promoted!

  5. loisemir29

    I've worked in a Japanese cruiseship and the older Japanese Crew are always in panic mode even in simple task. They will check everything 3x coz they don't want error and if things go wrong, It felt like a tornado will blow you out of their way.

  6. Lebana Manatad

    Focus and love your work passionately and make an effort to learn on it, l guess it's the best way and great attitude as an employee

  7. NEWdansuyume

    Training in the US is minimal or nonexistent in my experience. They hired you because they think you can already do it. If they trained you in Japan, you were supposed to pay attention. I think you may have to clarify some points during the training though.

  8. NEWdansuyume

    If someone's still asking the SAME dumb question more than once, they either didn't listen or they're not qualified to do the job. I think you should give the job to someone more deserving.

  9. TrojanPiece

    Tbh it sounds a lot like japanese companies expect more from people by default though, not just the people who overwork for the sake of promotion. I've heard about people dying on their work desk, and even heard about a salaryman who was "adopted" by his company boss so that he doesn't have to waste time going home and stuff. All of that sounds crazy. And I think that affects the japanese population on a much larger scale too, from life expectancy, mental health, to even cheating among couples, divorce rates, and low birth rates. In other countries you can get a promotion just by relation to how many years you have been working in there, you don't necessarily need to work overtime. I love a lot of stuff about japan, but this work culture is what I hate about japan, and honestly it's the reason I'm afraid of living there, I'm afraid of becoming a 11 something-hour salaryman with no life xD I know japanese culture puts the welfare of society above self, but a country is made up by it's people, and if people are unhealthy, that country is unhealthy too. So there comes a point where putting others above yourself becomes worse for the general well being, especially when everyone is doing the same thing.

  10. Tea Bee Adventures

    Unrelated question IF you feel like commenting or making a video on it. (Please keep in mind that you NEVER have to respond to my comments if you don't feel like it.) How dangerous do think Roppongi is? I walked past bouncers there and thought "Oh that guy has killed people for sure." I'm aware that some bartenders in Roppongi drug their customer's drink and after they black out they charge their credit cards hundreds of dollars and other crime. I had those people that try to talk you into going to their club follow me for blocks and get very upset that I wouldn't talk to them. In my mind if your walking up to me to bother me into buying a product or go to a place of business then I have zero obligation to talk to you. Like fuck off for bothering me and don't waste my time so I just kept walking and he tailed me and got very upset. It was the only place in Japan I felt unsafe.

  11. Tea Bee Adventures

    Sorry, I was going off of an example in the video that I first commented on where it sounded like you were saying A LOT of people were afraid to ask for information that they needed. If A LOT of people have this problem then clearly there's a communication problem. Of course if you have already had instructions clearly given to you then you should feel a little dumb not knowing.
    The problem with "going the extra mile" is if EVERYONE is doing the same thing then it has no advantage. If everyone is staying an extra 30 mins or an hour or two then that's the new normal, that's the standard. You just end up with a whole office staying hours over, not moving up faster than anyone else. Then the guy that only stays for as long as he's getting paid now looks terrible.

  12. kabukiwookie

    In America it depends on the industry you are in. In the world I came from, my life depended on me understanding things. It didn't matter how many times I had to ask the same question to my seniors. My seniors life depended on making sure I understood their lessons. Here is the thing: I never got a straight answer to my questions. My Seniors always gave me answers in the form of stories from the past. Past employees who died, Old parables, and ethics. It was UP TO ME to interpret them and learn. I personally think its a better way to teach young people. As I became a senior employee, I always looked forward to the day I got to be the story teller. Well so much for that… (THANKS COVID!!)

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