Japanese company offers breakup leave for workers

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  1. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    TOKYO (Reuters) - Lovelorn staff at a Japanese marketing company can take paid time off after a bad break-up with a partner, with more "heartache leave" on offer as they get older.
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    Tokyo-based Hime & Company, which also gives staff paid time off to hit the shops during sales season, says heartache leave allows staff to cry themselves out and return to work refreshed. "Not everyone needs to take maternity leave but with heartbreak, everyone needs time off, just like when you get sick," CEO Miki Hiradate, whose company of six women markets cosmetics and other goods targeted for women, told Reuters by telephone.

    Staff aged 24 years or younger can take one day off per year, while those between 25 and 29 can take two days off and those older can take three days off, the company said.

    "Women in their 20s can find their next love quickly, but it's tougher for women in their 30s, and their break-ups tend to be more serious," Hiradate said.

    Hime & Company staff can also take two mornings off twice a year as "sales shopping leave", so they can race to stores to hunt for bargains.

    "Before, women could take half-days off to go to sales, but you'd have to hide your shopping bags in lockers by the train station," Hiradate said.

    "But with paid leave, we don't have to feel guilty about bringing our shopping bags to work, and we can enjoy the best part about sales shopping -- talking about our purchases afterwards."

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080128/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_japan_leave
     
  2. Morg Super Moderator

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    You gotta be kidding, wimps
     
  3. Dedpool Registered

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    Genius. Those Japanese, they're always one step ahead. :up:
     
  4. Morg Super Moderator

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    more like a few steps back
     
  5. kane9321 oakland's finest

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  6. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Clutching her Hello Kitty pillow just isn't enough.
     
  7. The Lizard Didn't eat Billy

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    Well, we are talking about the same country that produced this and this. :o
     
  8. Avangarde Avan a Good Time

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    O M G, I so need one of those :down:
     
  9. Morg Super Moderator

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    not to mention those crazy vendor machines with panties and other crap
     
  10. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    I'm sensing Morg is not a big fan of the Japanese. :clairvoyant:

    jag
     
  11. Morg Super Moderator

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    You never saw the article about them using 8 to 12 yr olds girls on porn boxes?
    Seems it was 'legal' even though the girls were in t-backs(thongs)
     
  12. The Lizard Didn't eat Billy

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    I kept my eyes open for any of the infamous panty-dispensing vending machines in Tokyo and came up with nothing. I'm guessing that they must be located in or near strip clubs or "pink salons", which I did not visit while there.
     
  13. Avangarde Avan a Good Time

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    The Japanese surrport pedophilia :huh:
     
  14. LexCorp Lex Luthor

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    Hmmm how do you prove you had a break up?
     
  15. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    No that I doubt it, because the Japanese ARE pretty f**ked up, but I never saw that story.

    jag
     
  16. Avangarde Avan a Good Time

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    I wouldn't go so far as to say they are f'ed up, they just do things differently then westerners, just like a lot of other cultures. Indians protects cows as sacred animals but wouldn't mind chompin down on Inspector Rex, from my point of view that's pretty weird, not to mention the way westerners carry on like Brit Spears I'm sure they would be disgusted.
     
  17. LexCorp Lex Luthor

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    That seems nice for the lonely girl or guy of today.

    Did anyone hear about how they trapped an unsuspecting guy in a very small square room and videod him for weeks without letting him go...

    I would be pissed.
     
  18. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    I didn't say Westerners weren't f**ked up (because they really, really are). I just said the Japanese are pretty f**ked up. Anyone who's seen hentai tentacle porn cannot disagree. Don't get me wrong, there's a lot about Japanese culture that I love, but they have some views on sexuality and culture that are very centric to themselves.

    jag
     
  19. Avangarde Avan a Good Time

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    But then you would be protected from teh evil outside worldz :csad:
     
  20. LexCorp Lex Luthor

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    Bubbleboy :woot:

    :csad: That stuff comes from the worst kind of place in a human being. Sick desperate people think that crap up.
     
  21. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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  22. LexCorp Lex Luthor

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    Edit-

    Cool got it
     
  23. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    ^In reference to the hentai mentioned earlier.
     
  24. Morg Super Moderator

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    seen it, after I'm back I'll try to find it but have to PM it to you
     
  25. Avangarde Avan a Good Time

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    Hmm I'm going to have to read that Free Radical, is it any good?
     

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