Thinking of working in factories in Japan? Think straight!

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Hey you. Yes, you there. Yeah, you are there reading this article. Thinking of going to Japan to work in the factories? Why not? After all, it's the easiest way for you to go to Japan. If you go nikkei (descendant of Japanese), you are entitled to a visa for you to work in factories in Japan. If you are not nikkei, then marry a nikkei. Thus, you get a spouse visa and the contractors will hire you and your spouse.

Before reaching any disagreement, I want to make it clear that this text was written in a generalized way, but read through to the end to understand that we don't think that way! There are different realities and the problem is not with the factories!

But everything comes at a price, friend. There in Japan, there is no CLT. There is no work card. There, you are employed by contract. and they hire you to work at least 10 hours a day.

Yes, at least 10 hours. Even though the workload is 8, some contracts kind of force you to work overtime and 10, 12 or even 15 hour shifts. and you can work even on Saturday.

Think about the following: The day has 24 hours, right? Of those 24 hours, you will spend half the day working. Not to mention the time it takes you to get to and from work. Thus, you will get tired at home. VERY tired out.

Thinking of working in the factories? Think again

The stress of working in factories

Some time ago, I worked in telemarketing. I spent all day listening to customer tantrums and when I got home, I didn’t want to talk to anyone, I didn’t want to talk, I didn’t want anything. I just wanted to lie down and sleep.

It is the normal feeling of someone tired / stressed from the service. That’s because I didn’t spend 10 hours answering and listening to clients’ xingo.

Now, consider this: imagine staying 10 hours or more doing a repetitive service and yet, in the case of factories, armored and arriving at the end of the shift, the big boss arrives and shouts:

"Today there are zangyou, guys!"

Is that you HAVE what to do zangyou (extra hour). Not because it is a written rule, but because you will feel obliged to do zangyou. Otherwise, you will not have any money.

The good thing is that it won’t be 10 uninterrupted hours as there is an hour of lunch. There are even 5 to 10 minute intervals. But, you will then have to compensate for those breaks at the end of the shift, depending on how many breaks you took.

Enslaved

Paid vacations? Guarantee fund? Retirement? Salary allowance? Health insurance? Despite its existence, some complain about how it works, others even fail to pay insurance and then blame it on Japan.

The stress of working in factories ends up making many people feel sorry for Japan. So, if you are not a person with a presence of mind, you will end up hating the country. and that way, your life sucks.

Imagine living in a country where you don’t have time for anything. Many end up feeling contempt for Japan for that. That’s worse. Imagine living in a country that you hate for the previous reason. This is what you want?

Is it really worth it?

As mentioned earlier, the person may end up hating Japan because of the stress of factories. It is not an easy job. and stress will affect not only you. Many Brazilians who go to Japan for work by the contractors are married. The weight of the factory routine will affect your marriage.

In fact, speaking of contractors, here comes another news for you: Depending on the contractor, you will suffer. There are cases of picky contractors who cheat you, promising you a thousand things before going to Japan. Arriving in the country, it will be a situation that is totally different from what you were promised before.

In the case of the video above, the citizen could not even quote the name of his contractor who put him in trouble. Do you know why? Because, if he did, the contractor could sue him.

When you get a reliable contractor, you will earn a lot by working in the factory, but you will also spend a lot. As said before, you end up having to do zangyou or you won’t have any money left. and even you doing zangyou every single day, you won’t even see the color of that money. Mainly, if you have children.

Afterwards, after some time working in the factory, you will live in automatic mode. Your routine will be just home and work. You will live a life where you will feel alienated from everything and everyone.

So, I ask you: Is it worth it?

Ah, but how am I going to work in Japan, then?

There is an article on jobs in Japan in addition to factories. In this article, you described the possibilities of having your bread in Japan without killing yourself in the factories. for that, you need two things: Speak Japanese well and know how to research.

Yes, knowing how to research because there are several opportunities that even go unnoticed by factory workers. Because? Because the guys who are in this routine, over time, end up thinking that the only job that exists for Brazilians is the factories. As if there were no other ways to live in Japan.

Thinking of working in factories in Japan? Think straight!

This is a consequence of living a routine where you feel like a zombie. After a while, stress and pessimism rise to the head. However, don’t get carried away by fatigue. It is possible for a Brazilian to have a job that is not in the factory.

With a higher education and speaking Japanese well, you can get jobs at top companies. Without higher education and speaking Japanese well, you can get jobs in convenience stores, markets, etc. If you’re smart, you can start your own business and make a living out of it.

But, without Japanese or higher education, what you are left with most of the time are the factories. and if you’re lucky and chasing it, you can get part-time or 8-hour jobs without any difficulty.

Are Japan’s factories that bad?

No way! The factories in Japan are great and offer working conditions that do not exist in many places around the world. The problem is how people decide to work or at some contractors.

Not everyone thinks the factories are bad, in fact it is up to each person to know how to manage their time and work in a way that does not harm them mentally. Some lived an easy life in Brazil, but when they went to Japan they had a harder job, that’s why they complain.

The big problem is that regardless of Japan or Brazil, most people do heavy, repetitive and long hours. So much so that reports say that more than 50% of the Brazilian population works 10 hours a day.

There are probably people who work without working overtime. The problem is not in the factories but simply in people who do not believe in the very potential to change this routine that they both complain about or leave the comfort zone.

If you feel injured or that you are losing something in a certain factory or contractor, it is better to look for another one that offers better working conditions. In Japan you have more jobs than people, so don’t waste time where you’re not being happy.

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22 thoughts on “Pensando em trabalhar nas fábricas do Japão? Pense direito!”

  1. ótimo texto amigo,todos deveriam ler esse texto e fazer uma reflexão antes de vim trabalhar no japão,eu mesmo estou pensando em ir trabalhar no japão,só que antes disso estou estudando o idioma japonês que é parte mais importante,juntar bastante dinheiro também,o conselho que eu do,é que todos saibam alem do básico do idioma japonês quanto mais você souber falar e escreve o idioma japonês mais longe serão suas conquistas,procurem também nas empreiteiras trabalhar mais com os japoneses,assim você aprender rápido a falar e seguir bem as regras das empresas.
    se você amar a cultura japonesa,lute por isso,mas se você só quer mesmo passar um tempo no japão,então procure outro país.
    infelizmente as coisas no brasil não estão boas e não vão melhorar,desculpe meu pessimismo ao brasil,mas trabalhar muito e pagar uma carga tributaria muito cara e se aposentar com muito pouco e o governo não esta nem ai para você,é melhor sair do brasil e recomeça a vida sim em outro país.

  2. Last text friend, everyone should read this text and do a reflection before I came to work in japan, I myself am thinking of going to work in japan, só that before that I am studying the Japanese language which é most important part, gather enough money too, the advice I give,é that everyone knows beyond the basics of the Japanese language the more you know how to speak and write the Japanese language, the further your achievements will be, also look for contractors to work more with the Japanese, so you can do it. learn quickly to speak and follow company rules well.
    if youê love japanese culture, fight for it, but if youê só really want to spend some time in japan, so look for another country.
    unfortunately things in brazil are not good and will not get better, sorry for my pessimism about brazil, but working hard and paying a very expensive tax charge and retiring with a lot little and the government doesn't care about you,é It's better to leave Brazil and start life over in another country.

  3. Pior do que o trabalho do dia a dia exaustivos é o hijime (bulling) sofrido pelos brasileiros dos próprios colegas. Não vêem que estão na mesma situação, mesmo assim querem pisar nos colegas, qualquer coisa deletam, mesmo que não seja verdade, só para agradar o chefe. Alguns ganham a mesma coisa, fazem as mesmas coisas e acham que é chefe pelo tempo que tem. Eu mesmo consegui empregos melhores, com salários mais compensadores do que esses idiotas, enquanto eles ficavam acomodados.

  4. Worse than exhausting day-to-day work é the hijime (bulling) suffered by Brazilians from their colleagues. They don't see that they're in the same situation, they still want to step on their colleagues, they delete anything, even if it's not true, it's just #243; to please the boss. Some earn the same thing, do the same things and think that é boss for the time you have. I even got better jobs, with more rewarding wages than these idiots, while they stayed put.

  5. Trabalhei 12 anos no Japão, sim é complicado, cansativo, te esgota mas, vc consegue ter uma vida digna… No Brasil não trabalha tanto mas, ganha pouco, não dá para comprar nada, o governo te rouba na cara dura e nada acontece….
    Aí vc tem que ver o que vale a pena para vc…. Trabalhar igual a um camelo mas, ter dinheiro para poder sair, comprar um bom carro, passear, comer fora, ter um plano de saúde como kokumim hoken e etc ou trabalhar menos, ganhar pouco, depender do Sus pq um plano de saúde e caríssimo (pago mais de meio salário mínimo por mês uns 500,00 no meu que é enfermaria e tenho 37 anos, se tiver mais de 40 então sobe lá para as alturas) e sobrar quase nada para sair e desfrutar do seu lazer?

  6. I worked 12 years in Japan, yes é complicated, tiring, exhausts you, but you can have a dignified life… In Brazil, he doesn't work so much, but he earns little, and he doesn't pay. to buy anything, the government robs you in the face and nothing happens….
    Aí you have to see what it's worth to you. Working like a camel but having money to go out, buying a good car, going for a walk, eating out, having a health plan like kokumim hoken and etc. or working less, earning little, depending on Sus because a plan very expensive (I pay more than half a minimum salary for at least 500.00 in mine, which is an infirmary and I am 37 years old, if you are over 40 then go up there to the heights) and have almost nothing left to go out and enjoy your leisure?

  7. Como brasileiro morando no Japão trabalho 3 dias por semana em fábrica! O que eu aprendi é que tudo é uma questão de prioridades. Na hora da entrevista sou sempre sincero e digo o que posso ou não fazer. Pergunto bem quais são os benefícios do trabalho, vejo o ambiente, vejo as pessoas. Aí tendo em primeiro lugar as condições de trabalho da pra aceitar. Acho que se os brasileiros entendessem essa verdade básica não “venderiam a alma” pras empreiteras que infelizmente tratam a maioria dos brasileiros como simplesmente “mão de obra”. Desculpa invadir seu post Thomas, é que eu realmente queria mostrar no comentário que os brasileiros podem arrumar bons empregos sim, só basta parar de se importar com o salário e começar a pensar nas condições de trabalho.

    Tirando isso, gostei do post. Vc melhorou muito, abraço!

    • Grato por ler o artigo, Roberto.
      O que acontece é que são poucos os brasileiros que conseguem enxergar oportunidades de ter uma condição de trabalho melhor e, por isso, ficam na rotina das fábricas e acabam ficando exaustos demais para poder procurar outra coisa.

      O artigo foi para me referir àqueles que nunca trabalharam na fábrica, que acham que é moleza a rotina de fábrica e, também, são essas pessoas que casam por causa de visto, só pra cair fora do Brasil.

      O que acontece é que, o brasileiro só mede a vantagem pelo salário e não pela condição dentro da área de trabalho e como sua vida ficará graças a esse trabalho. O artigo foi escrito com a intenção de clarear a cabeça desse pessoal que só enxerga salário alto como o ápice da qualidade de vida.

  8. Como brasileiro morando no Japão trabalho 3 dias por semana em fábrica! O que eu aprendi é que tudo é uma questão de prioridades. Na hora da entrevista sou sempre sincero e digo o que posso ou não fazer. Pergunto bem quais são os benefícios do trabalho, vejo o ambiente, vejo as pessoas. Aí tendo em primeiro lugar as condições de trabalho da pra aceitar. Acho que se os brasileiros entendessem essa verdade básica não “venderiam a alma” pras empreiteras que infelizmente tratam a maioria dos brasileiros como simplesmente “mão de obra”. Desculpa invadir seu post Thomas, é que eu realmente queria mostrar no comentário que os brasileiros podem arrumar bons empregos sim, só basta parar de se importar com o salário e começar a pensar nas condições de trabalho.

    Other than that, I liked the post. You've improved a lot, hugs!

    • Grato por ler o artigo, Roberto.
      What happens é that there are few Brazilians who can see opportunities to have a better working condition and, therefore, stay in the factory routine and end up getting too exhausted to look for another thing.

      O artigo foi para me referir àqueles que nunca trabalharam na fábrica, que acham que é moleza a rotina de fábrica e, também, são essas pessoas que casam por causa de visto, só pra cair fora do Brasil.

      What happens é that, the Brazilian só measures the advantage by salary and not by the condition within the work area and how your life will be. thanks to this work. The article was written with the intention of clearing the head of these people who are only sees high salary as the "peak of quality of life".

  9. O que cansa mesmo nas fábricas é o mimimi dos brasileiros, quem tá na chuva tem que se molhar! Foi pro nihon trabalhar em fábrica, não quer fazer zangyo e no fim do mês quer ter dinheiro como? Não paga o custo de vida mesmo! É so saber fazer conta, nem precisa falar japonês….

  10. What tires even in factories é the mimimi of Brazilians, who tá in the rain you have to get wet! He went to nihon to work in a factory, he doesn't want to make zangyo and at the end of the month he wants to have money how? It doesn't pay the cost of living anyway! É just know how to do the math, you don't even need to speak Japanese.