I got a call from a sales woman at work. It was the fifth time that she had called me. Each time she wanted to meet me to talk about a real state investment at every call, but I would hang up on her, saying I had no interest in something like that.
She obviously thought she would persuade me by being persistent.
This time I got so angry that I asked her “How did you get my personal information?” She answered saying “ We bought your company’s list from dealers. It’s not illegal.”
I said, “ What is your company’s name? I’m going to check to see if it’s legal or not.” After hanging up I checked some web sites concerning personal information law, and found out that unfortunately it is legal to buy a company’s list in Japan.
In the morning our manager told us that some staff members violated a company rule and they had to submit an explanation on that to the board.
Until 6 pm, we are supposed to walk the long way around to the station, instead of walking along the railway tracks. I’m not sure why they set such a stupid rule but I guess it’s because the neighbors are complaining that we walk in a group and may be noisy.
One day I left the office earlier than usual since I had an appointment after work. I forgot the rule because usually I work overtime and leave the office around seven. I got caught by a staff member when I was about to walk on the wrong course. They asked me my name and which department I belonged to, and wrote down the details.
What bad luck! I explained the circumstances to my boss but I still had to submit my explanation to the board.