Thanks so much for having me.
Tell Japan more about having less crunches.
Voluntary crunch is utter bullshit. Those that elect not to work the extra hours are passed over for promotions and bonuses. It has been a veiled threat that those who dont crunch on a regular basis are first to go when layoffs happen after shipment.
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