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Working overtime with no pay?


The Japanese manager wanted that demanding the workers stay loyal to their work and company with no extra pay. If you are a worker on overtime and an accident happens to you and it's not on your time card, that's a black eye for you and the company! It was then and still illegal to work overtime without pay!

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Well, thank you for this message.

Now that I have been informed of this apparent illegal activity by the employees in this fictional movie, I vow I will never watch this movie again.

I am indeed ashamed that I watched it the first time.

I thank you once again for educating us all and setting us straight.


Sometimes you have to specifically go out of your way to get into trouble... It's called fun.

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Japanese workers live by a different set of morals than we do and unlike here, they're not a litigious society. They do not have the same labor laws there as we do here. And if you didn't get that entire sequence, then you weren't paying attention to the movie. I mean, you do realize that there is a whole wide world if you bothered to look past the end of your nose.

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The op should probably wear his ribbons on the inside.


Sometimes you have to specifically go out of your way to get into trouble... It's called fun.

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No, what I meant was the Japanese bosses thought they could bring their labor rules and customs to America and force them on the workers in terms of pay and hours. You are not allowed to work overtime without being paid at least time and a half if you're an hourly employee.

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