Working in Japanese company (2)

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I worked hard and drunk a lot. Then one day, I felt something weird. It was just and ordinary weekend, probably Saturday morning. I woke up and tried to get out of my bed, but I couldn’t move. I tried to understand what’s going on, and reached one conclusion: I am suffered from depression. It was probably caused by hard work, hopeless future and side effect of alcohol. I was surprised and shocked, because I think of myself as the last person to be diagnosed as a depressed person.

Then I called a doctor to make an appointment, but it was not open for new patients. They told me that there were already too many patients and there would be no more time left for them to take care of new patients. I was surprised after knowing this and somehow relieved. Then I overcome my mental thing and since then, I haven’t called a doctor again. I assume I was just too tired. Mental doctor should treat for heavily suffered people, not for me.

Actually, I figured out that Japan has less depressed-people than other countries, according to this article, so I will research further and probably write the detailed article later.

The most common reason why people feel depressed is, “human relationship”. Personally, I couldn’t go well with my boss, so this is the reason why I always feel stressed out. Today, I work with my new boss and have fun in my work. You can change your thoughts. You can change your habits. But, you cannot change other people. If you and your boss don’t go well, you’d feel uncomfortable, and so do your boss. For me, changing job successfully worked out. If you feel uncomfortable in your work environment, I’d say “Don’t hesitate moving forward. It is OK to give up your current place and move to the new one and start over.”

There is a famous old saying in Japan, which is, “you should not change your job for at least 3 years after you start your career”. Most people believe in this, but I disagree with this idea. In 60's or so, this idea worked out, because economy in Japan had grown significantly, and if you stick to your job, you can easily climb a career ladder. The “switching job” idea was crazy at that time. But, how about 2010's? Sticking to one place doesn’t make you smarter and richer. It might mentally harmful for you to work with people you don’t like. Rather, it’ll be better to move on and look for the better place for you. I assure.

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