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Volunteer recruitment begins for 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

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sf2k: "smith, clearly he's saying that it doesn't make sense, hence the ?! at the end"

I think you're reading too much into what is written. And in any case I was being sarcastic and adding to the "mugs" part; I wasn't contradicting him.

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I bet there are some Japanese companies getting some ideas from this.

More like the reverse, since all the people who work for the government, and are involved with organizing the games are getting paid to work, they are taking a page from the corporate textbook.

All those folks that work in the tower that is the government office for Tokyo, you can bet will be working overtime at the Olympics and getting their full salaries at the same time! No way a government employee here "volunteering" they would bitch and moan.

Seen it happen too many times with local events down here, the koumuin who "assist" in running the events all get paid, while everyone else "volunteers". Which means, the folks who volunteer, are actually PAYING to do so, through their taxes.

At least give me a kiss before you know what!

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smith, clearly he's saying that it doesn't make sense, hence the ?! at the end

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Abandonment of all labour laws with a call for slave labour while the IOC rakes in billions. How is this legal again? What a bunch of suckers. Are they going to hire homeless? How can anyone afford to do this?

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kawabegawa: "Why do something for free just so somebody much richer than you doesn't have to pay you?!"

Free?? What are you talking about? I know at least a few Osakaans that are volunteering, and those without a place to stay outside of a hotel are looking at paying more than ¥100,000 - ¥150,000 MINIMUM, since you have to pay hotel and transportation costs beyond potentially receiving ¥1000/day for the latter, and that's assuming they can find a place in Tokyo to begin with (already overpriced and with a massive hotel shortage), and have to commit to a minimum of 10 days to be accepted.

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I bet there are some Japanese companies getting some ideas from this.. "volunteers... eh?"

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What an annoying website. All flash and no info.

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Volunteer system of Tokyo 2020 has been called "Exploitation" "a kind of Slavery" in Japan.

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Ha, just have to warm up my fax...tell my employer I need several weeks holiday. And the bank I won't be paying my debts for a few months. All good crank up my AC to help out.....and a T-shirt to boot. Love it.

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These volunteers are mugs. Why do something for free just so somebody much richer than you doesn't have to pay you?!

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