‘Part-time’ staff burn down shop because they’re too stressed with work

‘Part-time’ staff burn down shop because they’re too stressed with work
‘Part-time’ staff burn down shop because they’re too stressed with work

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A part-time employee at a building materials store in Soka, Japan, who was distraught about his job, set fire to the premises where he worked.

I’m still in the store

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Citing a report by Yahoo!, Tatsuya Matsuzawa, 32, who worked as a messenger and security guard at a building materials store, pleaded guilty to setting fire to the Ken Depot Soka Sezaki store in Soka, Japan.

Speaking to authorities, the man who had worked at the store for a year admitted committing the crime because he was too stressed at work.

I was too stressed with work, so I burned down the store.

At the time of the incident, several customers and staff were reportedly still inside the store, including Matsuzawa himself, and a 42-year-old staff member was injured and taken to hospital.

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“Overwork” is a long-standing problem among workers in Japan, and the situation has dragged on for decades until there is the term “karoshi”, which means “death as a result of work”, which has been around since the 1990s. 1970.

Source: Yahoo! News