Originally posted by Joseph George:
Didn't Henry David Thoreau say something along the lines of "Time is worth more to me than money?"
increase workweeks without pay increase
Originally posted by Deepak Mahbubani:
For my friends in US, they could think of working less for less pay. But if you were in Japan like me, working more is not out of choice, its out of compulsion.
For a Japanese, work is worship, work is in their culture. Unless and until you finish your work, you can't leave office.
Pay is secondary.
Originally posted by fred rosenberger:
Have they taken into account the LOSS in productivity from employ moral declining, people calling in sick more often, greater health care cost from depression, sleep dep, etc?
Originally posted by Jeroen Wenting:
Adrian, only 47% top rate in Oz? Must be heaven there, it's some 60% here and that's down from 75% a few years ago.