Random Japanese Fact of the Day Prt.6
In Japan, sleeping on the job is a sign of commitment. It is totally acceptable because it is a sign of working hard, not indolence. Some companies even allow employees to take 30-minute siestas any time between 1pm and 4pm, and it’s so accepted it even has its own name.This practice is called inemuri and, because it is valued as a sign of commitment, sleeping at train stations, in class, or in the office, is a much more common sight than in America or Europe.
oh my god i just realized your name is Todocat and your profile picture is neko Todoroki how did i just realize this oh my god
I fell asleep reading this post and woke up then got paid for it. - Person in Japan
Me: I got fired.
Wow, I didn't know that. I guess that makes sense and explains all the high school anime when people casuallly fall asleep in class. (Lucky)
Wow that's really interesting, thanks for the post!
I'm going to leave this post open and have a little nap now. They'll understand...
i didn't have any idea that you can just fell asleep and no one will blame you for it,in my school when i slept on biography once i got a F :(
Me too dude! My biology teacher was so pissed. But then again I had about 2 hours of sleep because of my 4 little brothers.
That is really cool. My teachers are so strict that if i were to sleep in math class, I would probably get hit in the head with a ruler. And the I would probably fall asleep in my next class (Biology) and get water dumped on me.
Can I work in Japan? Also, lingots coming your way for these great daily posts!
I work in the Seattle area for a company that is headquarters are in India. When I hired on, part of the paper work was that sleeping on the job was grounds for immediate termination. So is playing video games. I'd never heard of that before. Normally you'd get a write up or a small slap on the hand where you're just told to please be awake for the job, in the US. As far as video games, they're usually not a big deal if you are getting your work done. Depends on the company though. I work in the computer industry.