This new crown pneumonia epidemic has caused loss-making Japanese companies to consider layoffs, including Matsushita Electric. Japanese large companies must pay attention to the following two points when layoffs.
First, you must never say “you won’t have to go to work tomorrow.” This violates Japan’s labor law. Japanese labor law stipulates that dismissal of employees must be notified one month in advance. If an employee wants to resign, he must also apply to the company one month in advance.
Second, we cannot directly lay off employees on a large scale, because this will cause a struggle between trade unions and enterprises. Large Japanese companies have strong labor union organizations, which are independent of the corporate management team and their main purpose is to protect employees’ rights and interests such as employment and welfare. Even if an enterprise wants to lay off employees, it must obtain the understanding and support of the union.
Based on this, many Japanese companies have adopted a flexible approach called the “Early Retirement Reward System.” This system locks down the targets and age groups of layoffs, and formulates a preferential incentive measure to allow these employees to leave the company in dignity. Generally, the early retirement reward system of Japanese companies will reward each person with 24-36 months of salary.
The key layoffs for Panasonic this time are employees in the 50-55-year-old age group. The average annual income of employees in this age group is 8.45 million yen (about 500,000 yuan). This income standard ranks seventh in Japan’s electromechanical industry. According to the information disclosed by Matsushita Electric Co., taking management cadres as an example, 50-year-olds will be rewarded with 50-month wages, 51-year-olds will be rewarded with 49-month wages, 52-53-year-olds will be rewarded with 48 months wages, and 54-55-year-olds will be rewarded. 47 months’ salary. This is much higher than the incentive pension of Japanese companies.
Of course, after employees receive this high pension, they can also go to other companies to find jobs. After they are in their 60s, they can still receive pensions in accordance with regulations. Therefore, it is not the young people who are rich in Japanese society, but the white-haired class.
Panasonic’s layoff plan will make Chinese and Korean companies excited, because these highly professional engineers will soon become technical talents recruited by Chinese and Korean companies, and their salaries will generally be higher than when they were at Panasonic. This is also the reason why Japanese society believes in personal skills. It feels that as long as a person has a craft, he will have a meal wherever he goes.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has no public places at all, only “men’s places” or “women’s places”.
Men and women cannot hold hands in public places, otherwise the religious police can arrest you and file for the record. Cinemas do not exist in Saudi Arabia to this day. Unmarried men and women can’t enter the restaurant, because major restaurants have men’s, women’s and family departments.
In the days in Saudi Arabia, I tried shopping in a supermarket and queued up to the men’s department. All the men were frightened and bounced off. I thought it was polite! Once I took a taxi and put the bulky things I bought into the back seat. Then I opened the front door and sat in. The driver was so scared that the driver hurriedly drove the door and crawled to escape. Because I’m a woman, I can’t sit in front with him! Whenever a family of four goes to a restaurant, we can see Arab women covered in veils in the family department of the restaurant. They lift the veil every time they eat or drink. It is much more free to eat at home, so takeaway is very popular in Saudi Arabia.
Men also have a lot of taboos in Saudi Arabia. They cannot show their hair casually. They wear a plaid headscarf and a black diamond ring all the year round, so nine out of ten men are bald. In “men’s places”, men cannot wear shorts or T-shirts. Don’t think it’s a pleasure to go to the baths in hot weather. Men have to wear long trousers and T-shirts to get into the water, and women have to wear black robes. They are wet and heavy. It is really uncomfortable.
The Namaquaran region in southern Africa is a magical land, vast and inhospitable, with aridity and little rain. For most of the year, it is exposed to the scorching sun and raging sand. Only the most tenacious life can live in this area. Continued on barren land. The quiver tree is one of the few strong people here.
Quiver tree is a kind of tall arbor, generally can grow to 15 meters to 20 meters high, the trunk can be up to 2 meters thick, it is a rare large plant in the local area. Because the local people often hollow out its branches or stems for arrows, this kind of tree is called the quiver tree.
In this desert where life is difficult to survive, the quiver tree can survive so well, it must have its unique skills.
When the rainy season comes, in order to absorb water, the quiver tree opens all its thick leaves, like open mouths, desperately sucking the hard-earned rainwater, and sends the water into the trunk through the internal pipe for storage. As a “reserve grain” in the dry season.
In the dry season, God is not only reluctant to rain a drop of rain here, but on the contrary, he cruelly evaporates the water that the ground creatures depend on for survival. The quiver tree has to use the “reserve grain” in its body to ensure its survival. At the same time, it will take root deeply, plunge deeper into the ground, and look for a source of water in the depths.
When enduring the limit, an amazing scene appeared. I saw that some of the branches of the quiver tree broke automatically. What’s more, all the branches of a tree were automatically broken, leaving only the trunk. It turns out that it is “losing the pawn and protecting the car” to reduce the consumption of water and nutrients, and supply limited water and nutrients to the main body to ensure that the main body does not die. When the rainy season comes, the quiver tree will flourish again.
The reason why the quiver tree can survive in such a harsh environment depends on its wisdom and feat of “self-mutilating” survival. There is a saying in Namaquaran: People shed tears twice when visiting Namaquaran, the first time when they arrive and the second time when they leave. People who have been here have a deep understanding of this sentence: when they arrive, they sigh at the harshness and harshness of the environment, and when they leave, they are convinced by the tenacity and endlessness of life.