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A 64-year-old employee of the waterworks bureau in the Japanese city of Kobe was recently fined and reprimanded by his superiors for going on his lunch break three minutes early, on more than one occasion.

The lunch break at the Kobe waterworks bureau starts at 12 pm sharp and lasts until 1 pm. However, an employee looking for “a change of pace” decided to leave his desk a few minutes early to go get himself a bento box from a nearby restaurant. Unfortunately for him, a senior colleague looking out the window from his office, saw the unnamed offender heading to the restaurant on one of his unsanctioned escapades, and reported him to management. An investigation revealed that the man had started his lunch break three minutes early a total of 26 times in the last 7 months, which they apparently decided was a huge deal.

So huge in fact that the managers of the waterworks bureau organized a televised press conference at the end of which they bowed to the Japanese people in apology for their employee’s “deeply regrettable” actions. They said that the 64-year-old had violated a public service law that required public officials to “concentrate on their jobs”, and had to suffer the consequences. Apart from being reprimanded by his superiors, the man was also fined half a day’s pay for his actions.

“It is very regrettable that such a scandal has occurred, I am sorry,” one of the managers said during the televised press conference.


http://www.odditycentral.com/news/japanese-public-service-issues-public-apology-for-employee-starting-lunch-break-three-minutes-early.html
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The public scolding of the employee caused quite the outrage on Japanese social media, with many people coming to the man’s defence and pointing out that he had only left his desk three minutes early, and had only done it once a week, on average.


“What about all the politicians who sleep in parliament? They ought to be fired, then,” one person commented.

“Absolutely ridiculous – arranging this formal apology with the press would’ve wasted more time than the three minutes he spent buying his lunch every now and then,” someone else wrote.

Apologising for what can only be described as minor public servant offences is pretty common in Japan. For example, last month, a railway company issued a formal apology for one of its trains leaving 25 seconds early.
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>>263697
the investigation cost more money then the bento.
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>>263697
The Japanese really have such high integrity they put everyone else to shame
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>>263698
>trains leaving 25 seconds early.
Now that's some weapons-grade autism right there. I understand the need to keep public transit on schedule as to not carry the discrepancy throughout the day, but if you came to the station so late that 25 seconds was the difference between making it on and waiting for the next departure it's a your problem.
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SHAMEFUL DISPLAY!
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>>263728
its even more ridiculous because trains are never accurate to the minute here, just JR trying to win PR points via autism
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>>263749

I think you mean SHAYMEFURU DISUPURAY!!!
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Dammit Yoshi you had one job, commit sudoku now.
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>>263697

Yet this same culture certified steel met standards and was inspected when it turned out to be false. This looks like Nissan Corporate Virtue Signaling to me Desu.
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>>263697
Honorable Consumer! We are ashamed to inform you that 3 minutes of productivity have been lost! Those guilty of this shamful display have already committed seppuku! Carry On!
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virtoo signaring prease
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>>263698
>“What about all the politicians who sleep in parliament? They ought to be fired, then,” one person commented.
kek
this guy, I like
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>>263765
BRAYKING DORIFUTO
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Niggas this why ya lost the war so focused on the little insignificant shit and and not the big picture
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I'm starting to understand why the Japanese liked the Germans so much.
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>>263697
Christ, no wonder the suicide rate is so high there.
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>>267842
this
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>>267248
This is city government not corporate
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>>263698
From the comments I think the Japanese are aware of the fact that this kind of public apology is just a stupid PR stunt like "oh wow we so deeply regret this very minor incovinience look how incredibly dedicated we are".
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>>267842
Japs have this really crazy work culture where their bosses just expect everyone to continue working until their job is "done" even if they have to continue working past official hours. Japanese salarymen have basically no free time, they just work and work and work and they have the occasional parties they go to to please their boss just so they can keep their job and continue working.
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>>263697
just dock his pay the 13hrs
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>>263697
Shamefur dispray




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