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00:12
A Japanese firm is planning to use a drone to force employees out of their offices by playing music at them if they stay to work evening overtime.

00:23
Japan has for years been trying to curb excessive overtime and the health issues and even deaths it can cause.

00:30
Experts were unimpressed, one branding it a "silly" idea.

00:35
Taisei plans to start the drone service in April 2018 as a trial within their own company and later in the year offer it to others.

00:45
Seijiro Takeshita, a professor, said, "It's a pretty silly thing and companies are doing this just because they have to be seen to be doing something [about] the problem."

00:56
"Creating awareness is of course very important - but this is almost a hoax in my opinion."

1:06
Scott North, another professor, said: "Even if this robotic harassment gets workers to leave the office, they will take work home with them if they have unfinished assignments."

1:16
He added: "To cut overtime hours, it is necessary to reduce workloads, either by reducing the time-wasting tasks and tournament-style competitions for which Japanese workplaces are notorious, or by hiring more workers."

#key words
Curb (v.)  to hold back or keep in check
Hoax (n.)  a trick to make people believe something is true
Notorious (adj.)  famous for something bad


 導讀人:Cassie

畢業自聖路易斯華盛頓大學 (Washington University in St. Louis),主修商業管理學、市場行銷。曾於聖地牙哥教導如何預防商業詐騙的講座,對於商業文化較為了解。

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