I (30), Who Works for a Black Company and Died While Regretting My Gloomy Life, Started Over From High School! - chapter 12
- I (30), Who Works for a Black Company and Died While Regretting My Gloomy Life, Started Over From High School!
- chapter 12 - Black companies, absolutely a no-no!
12. Black companies, absolutely a no-no!
“This problem should be started from over here ……”
“Oh, I see! So that makes it equal to the value of X!”
We’ve been studying for about an hour now, and progress is moving pretty smoothly
To begin with, Shijoin-san is very serious and full of motivation.
“But then again, Nihama-kun’s teaching style is really easy to understand. …… Do you have any experience?”
“Well, sort of ……”
I have no experience tutoring anyone.
What I’m referring to now is how I trained new employees.
The black company I worked for did not provide any training for new employees, and had a crazy policy of learning by watching.
But that would have slowed the newcomer down and killed my sleep time, so I made my own manual for newcomers.
And to operate it, I focused on the following four points.
Show them what the work consists of and how it should be completed (e.g., create document B for briefing session A).
Show them the order in which they need to complete the work so that they understand what step they are currently at.
Create an atmosphere where the newcomer can relax and ask questions easily.
Praise them regardless of how small the achievement is..
“We just need to create an equation that makes this and that equal in the end. So, if you think about how many values of X here would be most suitable, you can find it at …… Oh, yeah! That’s right! You can figure it out right away, Shijoin-san!”
“It’s because of the way you teach. Oh, and about this part–”
When I complimented her on the key points, Shijoin-san blushed in embarrassment.
(Yes, such an atmosphere is necessary, a loose atmosphere where people can ask questions easily.)
At the start of her studies, Shijoin-san was less talkative and more nervous than usual, perhaps it was due to her weakness for studying.
But now she asks a lot of questions and doesn’t falter when she doesn’t understand something.
It’s exactly what I was aiming for.
(The worst thing is when the atmosphere is so stiff that it’s hard to ask questions, so what you don’t understand remains unanswered, and the trust between us doesn’t deepen at all.)
When I was a beginner, my boss would say, “Ask me anything you don’t understand,” and would respond with, “Don’t ask me that every time!” or, “You made a mistake! Why didn’t you ask me about it?” There was a time when I was afraid to ask questions and didn’t know the right answer to my work because of the unreasonable combo of “Ask me if you don’t understand but don’t ask every time.”
So when I teach something, I try to praise the person as much as I can.
Praise is proof that you recognize the other person’s hard work, and praise is the fuel that drives the human spirit.
“Hmm……, we should take a break. We’ve been at it for an hour and a half already.”
“Yes. I’m sorry to have taken up so much of your time. …… I’ll compensate you for this at a later date ……”
“No, no, don’t worry about it. It’ll be good for your learning.”
In fact, I would rather pay to have the pleasure of teaching Shijoin-san how to study.
“Nihama-kun, you’ve been studying very hard lately. …… Have you already decided on a career path?”
“Yeah, I’m thinking about going to college, but I’m kind of struggling with what subject to take.”
What will I do with my second life?
This has been bothering me ever since I went back in time, but one thing I am sure of is that I absolutely refuse to work for a black company.
If this is the case, then I should aim for companies that I remember from my past that were considered to be white, but they are all large companies and they will be difficult to get into, so I need to aim for a good university.
“Well, it’s a common story, I want to go to a good university and work for a decent company. What about you, Shijoin-san?”
“Well, …… dad says he’ll get me a job after college, but I don’t like that because it’s a bit unfair.”
You’re so serious.
It must be a pretty good place, since her father, the president of a large company, will provide it.
“But I don’t know what kind of work suits me. …… When I vaguely look at job posters, I’m attracted by words like “All kinds of individuals are welcome,” ” Homely workplace,” and “Workplace where your dedication is rewarded!”.
No, wait a minute. What did she just say?
Are all kinds of individuals welcome? Is it a homely workplace? A place where dedication is rewarded?
“I thought, “I’ll just try to find a job in any of those positions that I think I can get into, and then I’ll do my best to persevere no matter how hard it is.”
“No, it’s no good!”
What a horrible thing to say!
That plane is almost a direct flight to hell!
“Um, ……, well, what’s wrong, Nihama-kun?”
“Listen to me very carefully, Shijoin-san.
I face Shijoin-san, whose expression is black and white, with a stern face.
“Don’t believe such catchphrases blindly!”
“Anybody is welcome” means it’s too hard and too many people quit, ” homey workplace” means the president’s family controls everything in many cases! A “workplace where dedication is rewarded” means that quotas and overtime work are terrible! “
After all, the company I worked for in my previous life was exactly like that poster!
“Of course, not all of them are like that, and there are a lot of good ones out there! But even if you’re able to identify those catchphrases, you’ll get caught by a bad company if you choose ‘any of them’ or ‘where I could get in’!”
“Well, what kind of company is considered dangerous? ……”
“The first thing that comes to mind is crazy hard work. I …… heard that my relatives worked from eight in the morning until after midnight every day.”
“What, ……? That sounds like you’re working all the time except when you’re sleeping. ……”
“That’s right. And if you work overtime, it ‘never happened’ and you don’t get paid for it.”
Yeah, that’ s the right reaction, Shijoin-san.
What I’m saying is that it doesn’t make sense to me either.
“The one I talked about is a particularly bad one, but there are definitely companies that are that bad. So if you settle for ‘anywhere’, you’ll get in serious trouble.”
“So, that’s how it is. ……!”
Shijoin-san trembles in shock when I tell her the information that I once learned so painfully.
“I was surprised because I didn’t know about such a situation. …… But how do you know so much about these things, Nihama-kun?”
“No, uh, that’s because I’ve heard a lot about it from my relatives …… that I just told you about. He got into a black company and went through hell until he turned 30.”
“I see, you’re right! Anyway, I’ve heard of black companies a few times, but from what you just said, it’s really terrible. ……”
“Oh, it’s not a place for humans.”
A flashback to the days of slavery, a shitty life filled with all the evils of this world, and countless memories of my body and soul being shattered.
“Cursing is the norm, swearing at your parents, denigrating your character, you name it. There is no overtime pay as a matter of course, and the boss throws his work to his subordinates and takes all the credit, blaming them for the mistakes. It’s only good if you can take one or two days off a month, and even on those precious days off, you’re often called from work on your cell phone.”
The more I speak, the more awful memories flood my mind.
I can’t stop the complaints that have been piled up in my chest.
“During the busy season, we would have to stay at the office for weeks with sleeping bags and not be able to do anything but work. Naturally, some of us would collapse, but instead of giving us a break, upper management would call us dirtbags with no guts. And even if you’re that busy, you still have to submit at least 50 pages of manuscript paper for a book report that the President wrote.”
“Uh, you’re not talking about those so called…… war-time torture, are you??”
“Unfortunately, it’s all about the modern Japanese workforce from start to finish.”
It was not an environment for human beings.
It’s also unpleasant to have your mind so paralyzed by the sheer exhaustion of daily life, that
you can’t even recognize your own misery.
“If you say you can work anywhere, it means you could inadvertently end up in a prison like that. ……”
“Oh, and seriously trying to ‘persevere no matter how hard it is’ in such a place will definitely break your heart.”
Yes, Shijoin-san became exactly that way in the future.
She lost her lovely and wonderful Smile.
That’s the only thing …… that I must prevent, even if it kills me.
“My relatives talked about it so much that it freaked me out and made me take my future more seriously. That’s also the reason why I study more than before.”
“Yeah, I’m starting to feel like I need to learn more ……!”
Shijoin-san was shaken up when she was told about the reality of black companies based on
my actual experience.
Okay, now the flag of Shijoin-san’s ruin at her workplace is a step distant from happening again.
“But it’s great that you can change so many things about yourself just by listening to such a story. …… I know what I should do in my head, but I can’t just suddenly change myself that much.”
“No, I’m not that great. …… Really.”
I just know that the future will not be as sweet as I thought it would be as this is my second life.
Even in the high school years of my first lap, I was already anxious about the future.
But I just ignored it.
I was naive to believe in my optimism that the future could be
managed without doing anything.
The cost of my decisions was more than ten years of living as a company slave.
(I had the same theory about Shijoin-san, I guess, I was hoping that someday a romantic comedy-like event would occur and we’d become intimate and eventually become lovers ……, like in a novel.)
Even if you waited, an event like this would never happen in reality..
But …… if you can get her affection up yourself, it will happen 100%!
(So, this time, I will not neglect my preparations. This time, I won’t hesitate. This time—)
I’ll confess to her.
I want to make this girl happy. The girl who I continue to fall in love with, even after returning to the past.
I can work hard because studying is part of improving myself for that purpose.
“Well, that’s it, break’s over! Let’s go with chemistry next!”
“Yes, please, sensei!”
We resumed our studies, while I looked at her dazzling smile.
I cleverly hid the fact that I felt like I was in heaven sitting side by side with Shijoin-san with a gentlemanly look on my face.
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