One in four surveyed Japanese workers admits to wanting to kill boss

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Jun 24 2018 05:05
One in four surveyed Japanese workers admits to wanting to kill boss

https://japantoday.com/category/national/one-in-four-surveyed-japanese-w...?

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1,006 men and women ranging in age from 20 to 69 were asked:

“Have you ever wanted to kill your boss?”

A whopping 27 percent of those surveyed answered “yes“, meaning over one in four respondents have felt the stirrings of homicidal urges – most likely brought on by unfair business practices.

First of all... (☉_☉) !!!

Second of all, makes me wonder what the workers' movement's like in Japan.

I've heard plenty of Japanese workers feel loyal towards the company they work for, so that mos def inhibits class struggle. Same goes with a widespread belief that authority should be treated with respect. (These are of course generalizations about cultural tendencies.) But if 1 in 4 have had homicidal thoughts... that's alotta untapped rage that could be channeled into strikes and so on.

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Jun 24 2018 07:17

Also, who's idea was it to do this survey?! lmao XD

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Some fun comments about this article I found on reddit, all with plenty of upvotes:

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That's it?

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The key word here is ADMITS.

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Alternate title: Survey Confirms Japan Has the Best Bosses

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3 our of 4 Japanese like their boss enough to not murder them!

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Jun 24 2018 14:18

My favourite workplace survey from Better off Ted.

Not sure if that rage is channeled very well, link on the ame page says 1 in 4 japanese office workers has cried in the toilets.

I'd like to think Japan is rpie for revolution, maybe it is, but I never trust a survey where I can't see all the questions and the methodology, they are very easy to manipulate.

edit: just realised what a buzzkill this post is, sorry.

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Jun 24 2018 14:47

Lucky Black Cat

I would like to draw your attention to the following...

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...I never trust a survey where I can't see all the questions and the methodology, they are very easy to manipulate.

The validity of JC’s maxim cannot possibly be overstated!

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Jun 25 2018 01:26

I assume they would tidy the scene up afterwards too. There must be a few badass films out there based on this ...

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Jun 25 2018 17:53

No attempt to tidy up afterwards, but this still is a great movie.

Bright Future

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Jun 25 2018 19:53

LOL, no problem, Jef Costello. You're just keeping it real.

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Jun 25 2018 20:04

An Affirming Flame -- oooh, that does seem good smile

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Jun 26 2018 19:06

Why do many Japanese movies focus on school students?

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Jul 3 2018 00:11

I'm not familiar with Japanese movies so I can't say if it's more or less, but aren't there a shit ton of American movies about high school students?

I think teens are a big movie-goer demographic, and they might not find movies about adults so relatable. But adults can find movies about teens relatable since we've all been there.

That's my best guess!

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Jul 3 2018 11:33

There's a particular genre of 'high school gang' films, usually based on teen street gangs (sometimes Yakuza-linked) - the Crows Zero series is an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31AcSXFvgqk

It's a bit like the Warriors I guess?

There's also a lot of 'inspiring teacher' films, especially where ex-yakuza or street gang people get jobs as teachers and turn out to be great.

I don't know exactly where it comes from, but Crows Zero at least seems like it must have been inspired by the Zengakuren (but depoliticised).

Also a lot of films start out as Manga, which is a different pipeline to a lot of US films. Also not really sure how much teen TV there is in terms of live action stuff as opposed to anime (Buffy and similar equivalents), so the films might compensate for that - if there really are comparatively more, which I'm not sure about.

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Jul 4 2018 05:27

Is there also an effect due to the selection of what to translate and release?
I remember our French assistant literally burtsting out laughing when we said French films were sophisticated and artistic, because none of the crappy comedies got translated, so we had a completely different view of what the French film industry produced. A bit like a foreigner might assume The British industry only makes romcoms and historical films and not know how many endless hooligan/gangster films the British industry churns out every year.