Japanese punished for leaving for lunch three minutes early
Japanese civil servant was fined and reprimanded for what had gone on lunch break, three minutes ahead of schedule, reports The Guardian.
This violation he committed 26 times within seven months.
To punish the guilty, the 64-year-old employee of the water Bureau, the leaders convened a conference call where you describe employee behavior as “deeply regrettable” and bowed in forgiveness.
The Bureau said that the employee, thus, violated the internal rules requiring employees to “focus on work”.
The incident occurred a month after the adoption by Japan of a law limiting overtime work 100 hours. The law is aimed at reducing cases “karoshi” in Japan (death from overtime).
In 2016, the Japanese government declared that in the country every fifth employee threatens to “karoshi”.
Earlier it was reported about the death of Japanese journalist from overwork after 159 hours of overtime.
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