headhonchoII wrote:It's common for Taiwanese to come in a little late due to overtime the previous day. Taiwanese often work weekends too.
Not enough holidays and time off, spot on.
The workers don't want to work late, but they have no other choice in many cases. Meetings are often scheduled at 6pm or 7pm. If you leave early you risk losing your job.
Well you say, just take the risk , but maybe they need the money and most importantly the next place of employment will likely be the same.
Shit working conditions with low pay, welcome to Taiwan.
At least in the US and Japan you have shit working conditions with high pay. Actually Japan has an average of a public holiday every month so it is significantly better.
I am not sure that the US really has high pay. Of course some jobs pay well however many people or working two or three $10 an hour jobs.
Even if someone makes twice as much in the United States as Taiwan, your expenses in the US are a lot higher. 12% federal tax compared to 5% in Taiwan. Plus state tax.