In June 2018 I had an offer for a job in Japan. The conditions were fine: 9:00-18:00, paid vacation, language support and an ok salary. Personally I moved there because I really enjoy culture and aesthetics of this country, so as travelling, and I decided to take a shot.
The Japan is great. It is a great experience. But job is a huge fail. Apart from technical aspects and the style of development here, there are some problems that are directly connected with the fact that my employer lied about working conditions. So, one by one:
- The job is not 9:00 - 18:00. You have to work at least 150 hours in a month, which leads to some terrible months where you have to stay at work up to 22:00. This is basically because I am working as an outsource (about that I was not informed too) and there is not a single word about 9:00 - 18:00 working hours in contract between my primary company and secondary. Just a minimum of 150 and maximum of 190 hours/month.
- There is no paid vacation. As you can see from point 1, I have to work for certain amount of time. So if I take a day off, I have to distribute working hours of that day to other, leading to even longer workdays.
I am going to leave the company in the nearest two months. And as I heard from former employees, this is going to be messy.
So, my questions are:
Do you think I should leave ASAP? There is no professional growth in this workplace and I can't even have a good interviews because I am working at least until 19:00. From the visa point of view I am fine, and from the Japanese law point of view I have to work for 15 days before leaving, that is the only restriction.
Should I conflict with the person who lied me about my job? There is also a thing called financial year, and it ends in April in Japan, so I think it is better for my employer if I stay until that moment. But should I care about that stuff?
I am thinking of starting leaving at 18:00. This is stated in the only contract that I have signed. But my local bosses are going to be unhappy. It is really not their fault that my primary company is so full of sh*t. Some advice?
P.S. I tried talking to a person who hired me, but he sees no problem there and just trying to be a good guy, blah blah blah, while in fact only thing he does is demagogy.