Nexon rolls out a flexible work schedule similar to Netmarble’s to reduce employee overwork

    
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No company wants to be in the news by overworking its employees to death; that usually looks bad. (Due to it being bad.) Netmarble already got hit with that particular bit of badness, but Nexon appears to be hoping to get out ahead of the pack by introducing its own flexible working schedule to reduce employee stress. And it probably looks better than your work schedule, to boot.

Employees will either have a mandatory working time between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. or 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., with more flexible arrival and departure times along with a hard limit of work past 10:00 p.m. during holidays or weekends. Nexon will also be working with shuttle bus services and other local conveniences to better accommodate the needs of employees. You can catch up on the history of Netmarble’s particular struggles just below, but it’s good to see a company moving out to hopefully take care of this before multiple employee deaths.

Source: MMO Culture
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Mr Poolaty

I just want my FFXI MOBILE FUCK!!

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Bruno Brito

I don’t want to be cynic, but why does this feels like “too little, too late”?

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camren_rooke

Henry Phage expects the most from his employees.

In most cases, he expects it all.

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Who cares what time you arrive or leave as long as you get your 60hrs/wk in. Of course if you’re bucking for that bonus, raise, or promotion it would be foolish to do anything less than 80.

Yeeaaah. “Flexible” isn’t the problem.

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Extreme overwork is a really prevalent problem in South Korea and Japan. It seems work-life balance has become a new buzzword in both countries, but when you have “non-compulsory” overtime that is pretty much compulsory anyway (in terms of promotions and raises, but also general job security), changes like these probably aren’t going to do much for the larger problem. There’s definitely got to be a change in the working culture. Hopefully measures like these actually do help change the culture, rather than give companies the excuse that their oh-so dedicated employees are voluntarily working themselves into an early grave.