Friday, December 08, 2006

Working in Japan

One of my friends is over in Japan working with a supplier right now. From my friends that have gone over there, it sounds like an interesting experience.
You thought Boeing was bad about garbage pick up. There are no trash cans here. You have to pack it out. They don't have paper towels in the bathroom you have to bring a towel from the hotel room. Of course there is no hot water either, that would be way too much overhead.

They do like to use people as much as possible. If they can create a job, they will.

The conference tables have folding chairs. Notice that I said conference tables, not conference rooms. The tables are right next to each other. They do have something really cool though; the dry erase boards have a built in scanner and printer. When you're finished with your conference, you can hit print and get a hard copy of the board.

Last night we went to an Irish pub and taught them what an Irish Car Bomb is. I think they are going to add it to the menu. And it was only $15 for a Guinness and shot of Baileys.

Here are my thoughts:
  • No hot water? I hope he took some Purel with him, because without hot water he's not effectively washing his hands.
  • I'm glad Boeing provides paper towel dispensers (they're the "sensing" paper towel dispensers, which are an ordeal in themselves... maybe more on this later)
  • I wonder if he knows that there is supposed to be Jameson in an Irish Car Bomb too. I didn't want to tell him though... because it would probably be $25. $25 is heinously expensive for what amounts to 10 seconds of chugging. $2.50 per second. That's more expensive than driving a Hummer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You should have showed the bartender how to make a Kamikaze.