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Surveys find young generation in Japan positive about changing jobs

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life is a journey not a destination.

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Japanese society must give more chances to people. The life to be free or stable is a question though.

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Indeedo!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Jumping from one convenient store to another should be relatively easy.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Of course they are, their contract runs out in 2 months and it's time to plan for the next leap sideways. Excessive onerous hours trying to look busy, grumpy old men expecting respect while giving none. Having to show your manager how to send an e-mail, then being scolded for technology they don't understand. Having a degree and put in charge of changing the Fax cartridges. No time for a relationship, seeing your best friend once a year. Having to drink with the same morons you work with all day. Pay might be enough for a 1LDK, food and some comics. Ah the joys, the joys.

of course that's not everyone...

10 ( +11 / -1 )

They know that lifetime employment is a thing of the past, and that they'll now be subject to changing jobs every 5 years under the govt's new karoshi-endoresement legislation - if they live that long. When the Abe govt looks at the people it sees human resources, not human beings.

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There's far too much "work" done in this society. It's time play was emphasized more, with creativity and flexibility. Yeah, I can dream...

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I agree young generation in Japan positive about changing jobs, the contrasts of new experiences to find more challenges. I really wanted in my youth the system of this diversity in job experiences where I had many but the companies didn't like my individual history of many experiences, thinking I was a wanderer. The old generations had a positive mind to say lifetime employment was secure, but negative part of workers at afterwork drink-and-talk to complain working systems. However never to include those who changes work because of troubles here in there, something universal.

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If they are not happy, I hope they act upon these feelings. It's one thing to think about jumping ship in response to a questionnaire, another thing one to actually to do it.

Good luck to them! Here's hoping they can make things more flexible.

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Most of them complained about long overtime hours, low salaries and insufficient in-house training.

The same cast of complaints year after year, deja vu... I am surprised bullying and ostracism didn't make the list. My advice to young folks is that life is hard, work usually sucks, and your boss is not your friend. When the 10% good times finally show up enjoy them to the max.

Having worked in the US and Japan, when the economy tanks I would much rather be in a Japanese company. The mood at my US company when the Internet bubble burst was awful. We knew what was coming, and it did,,,

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Globally millennials have in general a lower work ethic than previous generations. On paper they are higher educated but in the practice their knowledge often falls short. The problems come when they have to work under pressure and no previous generation have been facing so much burnouts in their thirties as the millennials.

I bet on their kids, the generation Z :)

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