Full-time part-time work in Japan Inc

The rest-of-the-story is that Japan’s slave class of so-called “parto” part-time workers has increased to over 50% of the entire workforce. I say “slave class” because companies hire part-time workers for a 6.75 hour workday plus forced overtime that’s often unpaid. Whatta scam!

Employers take new recruiting tack as baby boomers near retirement
For a number of years now, many companies have been replacing full-time employees with part-time or temporary workers in an attempt to reduce operating costs.
But an increasing number of companies are having second thoughts about their employment policies and are actively recruiting permanent employees or giving contract employees de facto permanent status….”they’ll take a wait-and-see approach for the time being.”

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