Hello from Japan again.
Apology for taking me years to reply to your post and thanks very much for your words. I realised that we feel pretty much the same about our jobs regardless of nationality or culture.
I wrote my last post about 3 years ago. I know it was a long time ago...
I don't work for that company any longer. I really hated my direct boss.
He just complained whatever I did. Of course, he had his side of story and I had mine. But in the end, I decided to leave. Because I thought that working in such an environment was really bad for my mental health.
I'm currently working as a customer service staff at an international logistics company. The staff have to be fluent in both Japanese and English as well as have business and inter-personal skills. Though I'm a temp worker and basically have to work a night shift, also on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, I think I'm enjoying my job.
You see, since the company has many branches throughout the world and provides a 24-hour customer service, we must work like this. But it doesn't bother me at all.
So yeah, I realised I just hated that job, not that I didn't like to work.
Of course, if I had enough money to make ends meet without working for the rest of my life, I would choose not to work. But, it's not realistic to think like that, right?
Anyway, how do you or don't you like your current job?