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No more overtime: South Korea shuts off computers to stop people working late

IN an attempt to combat long working hours, South Korea’s government is forcing its employees in the capital to leave the office on time by shutting off all the computers at 8pm on Friday.

According to the BBC, this is aimed at stopping at culture of working overtime in a city that struggles with work-life balance.

 
 
 

To help employees adjust to the new initiative, Seoul Metropolitan Government is rolling it out in three phases. The first will begin on March 30, when all computers will be turned off at 8pm on Friday.

In April, employees will have to down tools at 7.30pm on the second and fourth Friday of the month.

The final phase begins in May, when the permanent cut-off time of 7pm will be implemented every Friday.

https://asiancorrespondent.com/2018/03/no-more-overtime-south-korea-shuts-off-computers-to-stop-people-working-late/

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Traditionally Asian (Japanese, at least the last generation, and Korean) employees need to show up before the boss and can’t leave til after he does. 

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18 hours ago, Lark said:

Traditionally Asian (Japanese, at least the last generation, and Korean) employees need to show up before the boss and can’t leave til after he does. 

The Australian way is better. Start work by 1000, finish by 1600 and have a 2 hour lunch break, plus every Friday and every 2nd Monday off.

I don't believe in working that hard, personally.

FKT

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