13 Jul 2012
It’s common in football for the poorest player in training to be forced to wear a yellow jersey. Maybe a pink one. Worse still, a Tottenham Hotspur one.
In Japan, though, they do humiliating punishment so much better. Arrive late for work too many times at Japanese IT company ValuePress, and the tardy time-keepers are forced to wear a full-body Power Rangers-style outfit. All day. It’s unclear, though, whether they have to wear it to and from work as well.
Remarkably, the company used this form of punishment as a recruiting tool to demonstrate how hip and groovy it is compared to the stuffed shirts of “corporate Japan”.
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