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Discussion on: Building a Remote Organisation

kurisutofu profile image

This is the part that I tend to disagree with the most is the use of employee time tracking software like Hubstaff. Which is Orwellian for my taste for remote workers.

I work from home and the question I'm asked the most is "how do they know you're working?"

I always reply that being in support, it's obvious if I'm not but even so, the company does not really check and just look at the results.
It's a difficult concept to grasp for a lot of people (especially in Japan, where I am).

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Max Ong Zong Bao Author

Wow, I'm actually quite surprised & amazed that you were able to find remote work in Japan.

Since my understanding of your country's work ethic, is that Japan doesn't really gel well with remote work.

Since they work crazy hours and had work policy like you can't leave work until your boss leaves.

Being from an Asian country, I kinda hate this mindset from the older generation that you should work till you drop dead for the company.

I'm a hard worker but I will only work harder for myself than a company that is not mine.

kurisutofu profile image

This is because I'm working for an American company with no presence in Japan :)
It's true that it's very rare to find this in Japan.

That being said, now a very few startups are doing it ... hopefully, it will spread ...