People come to live in Japan for many different reasons. Actually, they come for just about any reason a person can think of these days. There are people who come for a short vacation or just to check out Japan for a few days. Some people come for a few months or even a year or two just to live in a different country. Whatever a person`s reason for coming to Japan I must make one thing very clear: if you are going to work in Japan please take the shit serious!
I have noticed that there are many people who come to work in Japan and treat it like a damn summer camp or something. They tend to not take their job very serious at all. What they forget it that the company they work for is trying to turn a profit and maintain a successful business. When people treat their job like a fucking summer camp get-a-away, all they are doing is getting in the way of some very serious business. While, this does not apply to everyone, there seems to be a large number of lazy jerk-offs who make very little attempt to do their job well. Why would a person come all the way to Japan to work and treat their job like a damn day at a candy store?
From within my own company I am half-tempted to burn some people a new ass for this kind of shit. It is going to become necessary very quickly to weed out the fuck-offs. I try to give them the benefit of the doubt, but I am quickly realizing that maybe some of them do not deserve to be given any wiggle room. What is so hard about coming to work everyday and trying to do your best? Is this really a struggle for some people? There seems to be something about Japan which makes some of my fellow gaijin not give a damn about their job.
So far, I have used the method of leading by example. I come to work and play the role of `model instructor.` I do things which many instructors may not know they should be doing. As I do it, I ask them questions like, `Do you know about...` or `Have you been doing...` If they tell me, `I had/have no idea about that,` I show them what I am doing as well as explaining how it can help them. They are responding pretty well; although there will always be a few jerks who will never listen to anything. It still surprises me how so many people working in Japan lack any motivation.