Due to stressful lifestyle and high pay on rent, most part-time workers in Japan often live in Internet Cafes. One filmmaker has greatly documented this to tell us their story.
Japan's Internet Cafe Refugees And Their Work Lifestyle
Mar 15, 2015 at 10:40 AM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : Entertainment
In a short 10-minute documentary, watch how Japan's part-time workers save on rent by living in Internet Cafes.
The first part shows a construction site security guard spending his time living in an Internet Cafe. He decided to live there because of the expensive rent amount in apartments plus he has to pay for utility bills. At first, it was hard to adjust because little noises could be very disturbing. But as time goes by, you'll get used to it.
The second half documents a computer systems manager who works at a credit card company and was putting 120 to 200 hours overtime a month. Stressful indeed. He does not have time to go home so instead he take naps at the office and had to work when he got up.
People around him says that he is getting emotional. In which he didn't believe at first. But after taking counseling, he later found out that he has depression due to his stressful lifestyle. He took a month off to get relief of his depression. But people at the office gossipping that he was a psycho and his boss said, behind his back, that he was weak. He even didn't got a raise because his boss said his work attitude was not good.
It was then he decided to quit his job. When signing his resignation letter, that's when he felt relief in his heart. At last, he was over his stressful lifestyle. But there's one thing he still needs to do. Survive.
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