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I'd like nothing better than to interview some of these young men and women, both today, and this same time next year. Their insights would be invaluable, and should be listened to with great attention.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Good luck !

The first day of becoming an overworked corporate slave

5 ( +14 / -9 )

Here come the clones!

4 ( +13 / -9 )

So sad

2 ( +10 / -8 )

All in all, they're just another brick in the wall.

7 ( +15 / -8 )

You can't even tell them apart, especially with the masks. Same suit, same briefcase, same haircut. Good luck taking order from an office bully who does nothing but puff out hot air because his seniority, which he earned by kissing a lot of behinds, not through hard work, likes to lord said seniority over these poor hapless new recruits.

4 ( +12 / -8 )

Good luck young folks! Don't let them beat you down and when you are down, talk to someone, don't let problems fester.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Get out now, with your soul still intact.

3 ( +10 / -7 )

My first job I walked in in business casual clothing.

I’ll bet you they bought a new expensive watch, too.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Be strong (!)

And good luck – you will need it.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Gotta love the rat race!

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

I’ll bet you they bought a new expensive watch, too.

Good point. What's the deal with buying a big new shiny watch here in Japan?

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Having a watch is important, don’t know why because the phone you look at every 10 seconds has a clock. But anyway you need a watch to tell you it’s lunch time, paid hours over, excessive hours of work? Get home wake up, catch the train, must coincide with the time table, clock on. And in 40 years now 50 years of drudgery they might give you a watch that’s cheaper than the one you have. You made it! You made it through a complete life of meaningless drudgery, but you have a cheep watch it encapsulates all you have sacrificed for. Oh the reward.

1 ( +6 / -5 )

I owe! I owe! It’s off to work I go!

0 ( +4 / -4 )

Reminds me of a funeral procession.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

After working in Australia, UK and around Asia, I've realised how there's little to no room for individuality in the corporate environment of Japan.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

proxy...

Reminds me of a funeral procession.

no way... Those three girls in the second row are all hotties!

I'm sure they will all find good husbands in the office so in a few years they don't have to bother turning up.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Poor people, just another 50 years of bullying and brainwashing, before they retire. Ive just been thinking how long would I last in one of these type of work places, some where between .5 and 1 second I think.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

I’ve never used a watch in at least 20 years after my first daughter was born. I’m fine with my cellphone and clock. I don’t need the mainstream advertisements.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

no way... Those three girls in the second row are all hotties!

I'm sure they will all find good husbands in the office so in a few years they don't have to bother turning up.

Yup! From my experiences at working at Japan Inc. and those izakaya meetings with men on one side and women on the other, I’d say that might be true. It’s interesting how the ladies try to drop hints on men about marriage. I mostly said, “I’m okay. No worries. I’ll think about that when my time comes.” I don’t conform to lady’s expectations of the perfect husband.

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