Some tech bosses are notoriously temperamental — so much so that conflict-averse people have been known to offer their opinions while executives are on leave. But some Japanese employees have gone further – actually employing an agent to quit their jobs for them.
The idea is to get out of sticky scenarios where they feel intimidated to stay on board or don’t want to leave for fear of being accused of “betraying” society.
In a country renowned for its ultra-conservative culture and hierarchical structure, workers who jump from job to job can be seen as quitters, with all the shameful connotations attached to that brand image.
Bring forward the taishoku daiko – or “leaving agents” – that have emerged lately to help those who just can’t tell their boss they’re leaving for new pastures.