Don’t be late for work in Tokyo!

April is the time when Japanese companies take on most of their new employees. The hoops that these fresh recruits have to jump through are legendary, including interviews at the top of Mount Fuji, learning the company song and being made to shout as loud as possible in the street at passing cars to rid themselves of self-consciousness.

However, this one is new. Apparently new recruits arriving after 9am are forbidden from entering through the main doors and instead have to scale the building and enter through the window (if they can find the right one).

Don't be late for work in Tokyo
Rushing to arrive before 9am, when the doors are locked shut

What happens if you're late for work in Tokyo
Stragglers are left to climb up to their office window

3 Comments so far

  1. Neil (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 12:04 pm

    Thats funny! What if someone falls off the building, lawsuit??

  2. James Hart (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 12:07 pm

    You’re fired!

  3. James Hart (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 12:09 pm

    No, this is just some filming that they were doing near where we live. Companies aren’t *that* crazy here!

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