The Problem Of Overtime Work

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The problem of overtime work in Japanese companies is one of social problems. Recently, a matter in which a woman who was an employee of Dentsu Inc. committed suicide by overwork was broadcast on the news day after day. Overtime work is a highly interested topic in Japan. I worked in a Japanese company for three years. I worked overtime on 3 to 4 hours every day. I was tired every day. Overtime was depriving me of the richness of my life. I agree with Japanese companies should eliminate overtime work. There are three reasons. The first is the risk of employees, the second is the risk of enterprises, and third is the merit obtained by eliminating overtime work. Japanese companies should eliminate overtime work, because it deteriorates the health condition of employees, deteriorates the business situation for companies, and eliminating overtime work will provide profits. Firstly, overtime work will adversely affect the health of our employees. For example, it is increasing risk of mental illness and increased risk of brain and heart disease. According to Ishii, who is industry doctor, Accumulation of stress and fatigue caused by long working hours will increase the risk of developing depression and anxiety disorder. (Ishii 2) In addition, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan, If the working time per month is more than 61 hours per week, the risk of myocardial infarction will be 1.9 times compared to less than 40 hours a week. If the
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