Friday, April 6, 2012

Tepco Workers Quitting

TEPCO workers quitting due to threats, sense of despair

[excerpted] "Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said Friday 460 employees sought voluntary retirement in fiscal 2011, which ended on March 31.

The number was 3.5 times higher than the usual number, TBS reported. In March alone, more than 100 employees took voluntary retirement, officials said at a news conference.

The main reason given for the increasing number by employees were threats and bullying of their families by people angry at TEPCO’s response to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis following last year’s tsunami. The second most common reason was a sense of despair over their business future, TBS reported..."

Majia here: This is a tragic, but also oddly framed, story and I wonder how accurate the account provided is?

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