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By Fiona Graham

Graham explores the attitudes of eastern staff in the direction of their paintings, their corporation and on similar matters. according to large unique learn inside of a eastern assurance corporation (C-Life), which to that end went bankrupt, the ebook indicates that attitudes in the direction of lifetime employment, corporation loyalty and the opposite features of eastern operating existence, that are frequently portrayed in stereotype shape within the West, are in reality extra advanced than is initially obvious.

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For example, in the C-Life subsidiary, among the people that came there there were people who studied investments for three years but they might have to go on to do insurance sales. That kind of thing was actually happening. So nobody can be settled and comfortable in working, and that is the fact of the matter. Y: I haven’t been able to do everything that I wanted to in the company. I wanted to do Japanese stocks ten years ago but I wasn’t able to do it then. And now I have been in the company for 19 years and I have still not been able to do that.

There just wasn’t that kind of transfer for me. I asked for the transfer but I didn’t get it. You The company and structure 29 ask and sometimes you get it and sometimes you don’t. That is up to the decision of the personnel department. You talk to your direct boss after you ask for a new assignment. Then your boss can transmit what was discussed on to the personnel department. And then the actual orders come down from the personnel department. Do we live in uncertainty because of that? Not really uncertainty, but you don’t know what kind of work you will do at all, so when the order comes you know what you will be doing then whatever comes your way.

This typical characteristic of Japanese unions in large companies means that the whole focus and meaning of the union is different from that of the industry unions found in the West. A: As for the union? In America, you have unions that are made up of people from the same industry. For example, you would have a union of people doing life insurance sales. But in Japan, unions are connected to the companies and are organised like that. So there is a labour union in C-Life and another one in Nippon Life, and then on top of those two life insurance unions you have a union of everyone in the life insurance industry, called the Seiho Ro-ren.

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