According to BBC, South Korea will try and combat the culture of working overtime, the government in Seoul is introducing a new way that will ensure its employees leave on time by shutting down all computers at 8 p.m. on Fridays.
The “shutdown initiative” is being rolled out in three phases across the next three months starting March, all Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) employees will have their computers shut down by 8 p.m. on Fridays.
The second phase begins in April and will see the computers shut down at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Friday of each month. The final phase starts in May when the shutdown will take place at 7 p.m. every Friday. According to a SMG statement, all employees will be subjected to the shutdown, though exemptions may be provided in special circumstances.
Majority of workers aren’t on-board with this and have asked to be exempted from the initiative.
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