Japan, one of the countries with the longest full-time working hours in the world, is trying to change this situation. Details are …
According to a research conducted in 2016; A quarter of companies in Japan require their workers to work more than 80 hours per month , and usually do not pay for these extra hours. The research also shows that the Japanese did not take as much vacation as their competitors, they did not even take the rights of the extras.
The results of Expedia also support this. As a result of the research, it was stated that Japanese full-time workers did not use their paid leave on average and that 63% felt guilty about using paid leave.
However, despite excessive hours of work, your productivity in Japan has been recorded to be extremely low.
In fact, the OECD Productivity Indicators show that Japan has the lowest productivity among the G-7 countries. After all; how can productivity be at the top when there are people who die from hard work in the country? At this point; “Karoshi” keliminin means Japanese overworked death and it is a legal cause of death.
In 2015, CEO of Japan’s largest advertising firm, Dentsu, resigned after overtime-based death of an employee
The company then decided to put out all the lights at 10 o’clock, so that the workers tried to prevent them from doing more work. As a result, the increasing number of deaths due to hard work in Japan has lifted institutions such as advocates of human rights and efforts are still being made to change this situation.
The claim of the Japanese monk who emerged in the past days brought the overworking hours in the country back to the agenda.
In the case that the Japanese monk sued the temple due to its long working time, the monk continuously worked for 64 days to enter the area in 2015 and entered the depression. After all; the government report released last year also revealed that there were 191 cargo cases in one year.
On the other hand; the government and the companies are struggling to change this situation, but for most people they are inadequate. E.g; The Japanese government declared the last Friday of each month “a privileged day” and called on companies to release their workers at 3:00 am after they had lunch . .
However, the survey showed that on the last Friday of the month, only 4% of those leaving the workplace were at 3. So if the government makes some changes to change this, we can say that the laborers in Japan continue to work really hard, not figuratively.