Lights Out, Workaholics

Lights Out, Workaholics

Years of cajoling and lecturing had done no good. In a society where white- collar workers burn the midnight oil as a matter of routine, tougher action was needed. So henceforward, Nippon Steel will switch off the electricity at its Tokyo headquarters at 10 p.m., forcing the workaholics among its 3,300 employees to suspend work and go home. Those who try to make up for the lost hours on Sunday will find the doors locked.

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