Japan Employee Receives A Pay Cut Because He Took Lunch Break 3 Minutes Before Time


The Japanese take their work ethics way too seriously, and you would sometimes not want to be a part of this culture. 

Apparently, a Japanese worker was fined because he took his lunch break early, three minutes before the scheduled time. The officer worked at waterworks bureau in Kobe and was reprimanded for leaving his desk early.

The spokesman told AFP-

“The lunch break is from noon to 1 pm. He left his desk before the break.”

You will be surprised to know that the official got a half day pay cut as punishment and the bosses called a news conference to apologise. Speaking to the reporters, a bureau official told-

“It’s deeply regrettable that this misconduct took place. We’re sorry,” 


The 64-year-old senior officer had his half day’s salary docked as a punishment. His seniors claimed he took his lunch breaks before 1 PM, 26 times in the last seven months.

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