[rescue] [geeks] Looking for a sysadmin gig in Houston/remote

John Floren john at jfloren.net
Thu Dec 3 10:31:29 CST 2015

On Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 3:11 AM,  <microcode at zoho.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 03, 2015 at 01:10:48AM -0700, Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
>> You would think that by now, someone would have noticed that the high tech
>> companies in Japan and South Korea often have long term employees who know
>> all about the company, or engineer types, as CEO.  And they often kick
>> their USA based competition in the butt.
> I don't agree with this at all. When you have no regard for patents or IP
> and people are willing to work like dogs and regularly kill themselves if
> they fail the corp. mission the culture is very different. Do they still not
> put doors on the bathrooms?
> They are great at ripping off stuff and making improvements. Their
> manufacturing is something we could learn from. Their development and
> engineering process is not. There is relatively no innovation there,
> individual accomplishment is not valued, productivity is extremely low in
> white collar jobs, and they work their people literally to death.

This isn't the 1950s, Japan does more than clone American TVs and
transistor radios.

The salaryman lifestyle is still pretty bad though.


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