Canon Employees are treated like (insert word here)

#1
This was a top digg today and too irresistable not to post. Next time you buy a camera, think twice about supporting a company like Canon who forces their employee's to stand all day.

You might think your job sucks, but at least your boss wasn't insane enough to remove all the chairs and install security so an alarm goes off if you don't walk fast enough.

The president of Canon Electronics, Hisashi Sakamaki, is also the author of a book proposing some of the same measures he takes with his own company. His theory is that forcing employees to stand not only saves money but increases productivity and enhances employee relationships.

In the hallway, if an employee walks slower than 5 meters every 3.6 seconds, an alarm and flashing lights are set off, reminding the poor startled worker that he's an inefficient waste of air. Even better (or worse), there's a sign on the floor in said hallways that reads, "Let's rush: If we don't, the company and world will perish." The big boss, as a reward for thinking up all this stuff, gets to lounge in a nice, relaxing chair.
Gizmodo - Canon Employees Are Forbidden to Sit Down, Walk at Normal Pace - Canon
 

Thomas G

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#3
What's shocking to me is that the employees go along with the whole idea.

Forcing your employees to walk faster and stand all day (when they're performing office tasks) is borderline abuse in my book.
 

Aaron62

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Staff member
#4
What's shocking to me is that the employees go along with the whole idea.

Forcing your employees to walk faster and stand all day (when they're performing office tasks) is borderline abuse in my book.
You should search Google about Japan and China and their work ethics sometime.

Or even the word: Karoshi

Here's a link on what it's like working in Japan. I wrote a report in school about it my Freshman year in College.

Working in Japan: The Japanese Workplace
 
#5
why not just put a bunch of androids there since that's what it sounds like.

There was a Roseanne episode called 'Calling it quits' where they were forced into a impossible quota and they just went and quit. too bad that wouldnt' work today. and sadly, 'Made in USA' is no longer because it was an 'insult' to boast about america when other countries were out there. apparently having America bragging insults the other countries or something so they forced this and their cheap crap products with lifespans (planned obsolescence) so they could force us into their same disposable society.
 
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