By Fiona Graham

Eastern white-collar staff were characterized through their extreme loyalty and life-long dedication to their businesses. This e-book is predicated on very vast ethnographic learn inside of a jap assurance corporation throughout the interval whilst the corporate used to be facing an important situation which led to the company's financial disaster and cave in. It examines the attitudes of eastern staff in the direction of their paintings, their corporation and comparable concerns at a time while the status quo and confirmed attitudes have been less than danger. the wide variety and element of the reporting of staff' attitudes, frequently of their personal phrases, sustained over a substantial timescale, makes this examine a very necessary source.

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It really is my death warrant. It came intensively to me for some reason. They told me that I must be brave since I had already changed jobs four times, that I must have a lot of energy and I must be tough. They don’t call the guys who are sickly and can’t work a lot, and they don’t call the people who are likely to rebel or to cause big problems about it. They call up people with some kind of skill. They called me up for that reason. They said: because I had the ability to find a job elsewhere.

400 are to be chosen by this spring and the remaining 400 by the following autumn. This time it is really terrible. It is anyone who has been in the company for more than five years, or who is less than 49 years old: everyone in our department fits into that category! I can’t believe that such a restructuring plan was announced. It really is my death warrant. It came intensively to me for some reason. They told me that I must be brave since I had already changed jobs four times, that I must have a lot of energy and I must be tough.

And it is interesting to note that it is invariably coupled with market systems. Employees have realised that the Japanese system as they knew it—whether they personally liked it or not— was not a true market system. W: There is a lot of awareness of the corporate guidance problem lately. In bureaucracy-ridden companies it is not a question of ability. You just need the right permission to be able to do business. So companies were no longer operating in a free market system at all. The bureaucracy’s extensive involvement in Japanese business—extolled during the 1980s—is now severely criticised.

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