Think your week was hard? Tokyo salary manâ€™s insane work diary goes viral...
Geege Schuman stashed this in Japan
What's going on in this video:
A recent video uploaded by prolific YouTube vloggerÂ Stu in TokyoÂ has gone viral, so far reaching more than half a million views.
The topic of video?Â A week in the life of a Tokyo â€śsalary man,â€ť the common name in Japan for a salaried office worker.
Stu works for a British financial services company in Tokyo, he explains in the video. Typically the months of January, February and March are â€ścrunch time,â€ť requiring long hours.
So, Stu decided to keep a video diary of just how much he works each day, and what he actually has time to do after he gets off work. It doesnâ€™t turn out to be much of anything at all.
But thatâ€™s okay, says Stu. â€śThere are definitely people in Tokyo who do this all year round in order to support their families. I couldnâ€™t imagine having to do this if I had those kinds of responsibilities as well.â€ť
"You graduate, you work, you die. All things are attached to the company.
No GF? We do that for you.
Problems with landlord? We do that for you!
Free time? WE FILL THAT FOR YOU!
Vacation? The office is a good vacation spot!
You are moving ofshore for 3 years. We took care of everything.
You are the company."
sounds like being a parent, but to a job instead of a child!
Less fulfilling than being a parent, it seems.Â