“A Japanese labor bureau has ruled that one of Toyota’s top car engineers died from working too many hours, the latest in a string of such findings in a nation where extraordinarily long hours for some employees has long been the norm.”
Karoshi, or overwork, was cited as a prime factor in the death of a 45 year old engineer who worked for Toyota on their Camry line.
Read one of the articles here.
Wouldn’t it be great if job specs included truthful descriptions of a company’s culture rather than the recycled crap that permeates almost every company’s website and employment brand copy?
It’s time for a revolution – as recruiters we know what we should be saying but are often shot down by higher ups who are simply ignorant.