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Canon Tells Workers: Go Home and Multiply

 
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Jan 26, 2009 05:51 |  #1

Saw this on CNN.com this morning, and thought you folks might want to give it a glance, as it relates to Canon's workers in Japan:

http://www.cnn.com …6/canon.babies/​index.html (external link)

Somehow, I don't think my employer will let me off at 5:30 for the same purpose. :cry:


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Jan 26, 2009 06:02 |  #2

I was just about to post this too! Does this keep their employees happier, you think? Happy employees make happy products.


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Jan 26, 2009 06:30 |  #3

It'd sure keep me happier!


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Jan 26, 2009 08:27 |  #4

harfooz wrote in post #7189115 (external link)
Somehow, I don't think my employer will let me off at 5:30 for the same purpose. :cry:


Perhaps your employers don't get as much out of their workforce as Canon Japan does from these guys....  :p

Japanese folk are renowned for working too hard, you know!




  
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Jan 26, 2009 14:10 |  #5

I guess its similar to the Spanish siesta, where a nap during the day improves performance, certainly this would improve my performance :)


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Jan 26, 2009 14:31 |  #6

Japan and Italy are in a severe population decline... govt will be sponsoring babies :)

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Jan 27, 2009 04:44 |  #7

Australia has a baby bonus to "sponsor" babies to a degree. You used to get $5k lump sum if you had a baby, now they're doing monthly payments, and now it's means tested (before it wasn't so even if you were rich you got it). As a response to the ageing population.

I really do think it got abused by lower socioeconomical groups though. So basically, there's a ton of kids out there who aren't getting what's best for them because their mother popped them out for a bit of money :confused:


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Jan 27, 2009 05:16 |  #8

I've had one or two employers over the years let me go home before 5:30 and oddly enough, both suggested I attempt to "multiply" alone... :shock:


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Jan 27, 2009 08:44 |  #9

NewfCop188 wrote in post #7191828 (external link)
I guess its similar to the Spanish siesta, where a nap during the day improves performance, certainly this would improve my performance :)

The opposite for me... I'd need a nap...


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Jan 28, 2009 22:05 |  #10

its really funny how in so many countries there are too many people having babies and in other countries they are giving you "make baby" lunch breaks


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Jan 31, 2009 20:41 |  #11

mrbojangles13 wrote in post #7209993 (external link)
its really funny how in so many countries there are too many people having babies and in other countries they are giving you "make baby" lunch breaks


good point, maybe we could start a worldwide re-distribution program?


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Feb 10, 2009 16:35 |  #12

NewfCop188 wrote in post #7229255 (external link)
good point, maybe we could start a worldwide re-distribution program?

That's been tried before with disastrous results!


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Feb 13, 2009 21:45 as a reply to  @ F/M Bill's post |  #13

So....generally speaking, the wifey couldn't say no when your response is, "Well, my boss told me to do it, my job depends on it..."

At least it would be a good try?




  
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Feb 16, 2009 16:52 |  #14

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #7196485 (external link)
I've had one or two employers over the years let me go home before 5:30 and oddly enough, both suggested I attempt to "multiply" alone... :shock:

haha thats awesome!! :lol:


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Feb 26, 2009 08:28 |  #15

Atiyeh wrote in post #7191961 (external link)
Japan and Italy are in a severe population decline... govt will be sponsoring babies :)

"Go home and make love to your Italian woman!... but sir, I have a report to finish up before close of business....no, you're right, Ill go home and hit it"


haha awesome!




  
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