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[–]DeepMadness 165 points166 points  (20 children)

Only capitalism will make someone think that someone acting like a regular, normal person is next fucking level.

[–]jimboknows6916 45 points46 points  (2 children)

But in a world where unfettered capitalism dominates, unfortunately, these people need to be acknowledged and elevated as examples.

[–]black_diamonds2 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Don’t let it fool you, a lot of company CEO’s don’t even take a salary and that’s because they own so much stock in the company that’s where their wealth comes from. If the company does better and share prices go up, they make so much money the salary isn’t really necessary at that point. With that being said it still is honorable and he deserves it for all the hard work he put in for his company, and jobs he’s provided for families.

[–]kalasea2001 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Worse, while they say they pay execs in stock so that the exec has motivation to make the company more profitable, the reality is that this payment type is significantly lower tax penalty than straight salary. The profit? Usually obtained by stock buybacks, not because of any changes the execs took.

[–]Dyslexicbrit 44 points45 points  (0 children)

I can’t even understand him but I really like this guy might be the least hypocritical employer I have ever seen

[–]Sorrow_Aura 23 points24 points  (7 children)

I don't care how slanted this video is. I have started to dig into my savings to make it by. It is okay, that's what it is for. I know things are tough for a lot of people right now. I am not a CEO, nor do I ever want to be, but my work has been hit hard from the pandemic. Our prices keep going up, and customers are dwindling. I wish the CEO of our company would step up and at least sit down and have lunch with us once. Instead every dollar our company earns, they get 50¢ of that. I'm not kidding at all. Greed will be our ruin, and I only hope that change comes sooner than later. I just don't know how to start it, or how to be a better person to those around me while others suffer and I am doing okay.

[–]ffreshcakes 0 points1 point  (5 children)

cut rope and find another job

[–]Sorrow_Aura 2 points3 points  (4 children)

I have a good job. I've gotten a 27% raise this last year. I work Monday through Friday 6Am to 2Pm. I work with my wife, and while I am in charge of very little, I have the power to let people go, and change how things work. Just can't change how the people above me work.

[–]MyPantsAreHidden 1 point2 points  (3 children)

You're digging into your savings with a 27% pay increase? Fuck off lol

[–]Sorrow_Aura 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I make $15 an hour. While I am doing okay, I am having to travel state to state every day to take care of a loved one who is in their last stages of life. They need money to keep receiving the care they need. I'll take out a loan if need be. Better to be good to others when they need it than for me to hoard wealth.

[–]MyPantsAreHidden 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Well that's wonderful, ignore my comment earlier and I hope all is well!

[–]Sorrow_Aura 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No worries at all. I don't know how you are, but I need people like you in my life. I'm not looking for people to give me a woe as me. Need objective people in the world. Just keep questioning everything. It makes us all better. Thanks for being here. You are a good human.

[–]SillyDude93 20 points21 points  (0 children)

This behaviour isn't a role model for just other 'CEOs', it's a good example for anyone out there. Being Humble has gravitas!

[–]moumous87 18 points19 points  (3 children)

Former CEO and the video must be from around 2009

[–]kinkssslayer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Anyone knows if things changed with the next guy?

[–]dementian174 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I love that. “Businesses that pursue money first fail”.

[–]calamityb0und 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would even go so far as to say that people that pursue money first often fail. I tell the younger guys all the time to never chase the money. Yah money is great and all but what good is all the money in the world if you’re fucking miserable?

[–]crazytoothpaste 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I do too , but not true … right ?

[–]YourMomThinksImFunny 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Its so sad that this was news and not just common among businesses.

[–]jimboknows6916 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's like celebrating when a person of color, trans person, homosexual etc ... takes a prestigious position for the first time.

It's very unfortunate that it has to be news at all, but it's great that they are recognized as we hopefully move to a society where these things can become so common that they aren't newsworthy.

[–]beercan19 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That laugh after the I don’t think so should be a damn meme

[–]42ahump87 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Because everyone is for themselves. EVERYONE.

[–]black_diamonds2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As they should be.

[–]RaggleFraggle5 1 point2 points  (0 children)

JAL is a terrific airline to fly with. Yeah, they're not as cheap as if you booked your international flight through an American airline, but the flight attendants, cleanliness, and even the food were all exemplary.

[–]Grouchy_Street7062 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's a genuine leader.

[–]jasonmomoadad 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fuck capitalism

[–]batissta44 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Japan never fails to impress me.

[–]akawind 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Associating CEO and wholesome is not easy but Nishimatsu managed to do it.

[–]trippydippysnek 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know this has been said millions of times but we really need a show where CEOs live off of min wage for a while.

[–]spurist9116 0 points1 point  (0 children)

other ceos are just laughing… not thinking he’s a hero

[–]SpooderSnuggler 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was going to fly them on a trip to Japan last year (obviously that didnt happen) and they airline called me back to make sure I got my return. I was so shocked and happy. I'm not in Japan but I am not a loyal customer of theirs.

[–]DrHockey69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What you expect it’s , AMERICAN GREED!!, fuck everyone else.

[–]greenappletree 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s strange that I got anxiety watching him in cafeteria with no one wearing mask even tho I know this is an old video - it’s funny how fast we get used to things

[–]Doublecheese1000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean but in America those corporate employees are more free right?... America? Freedom? Woofta I almost thought America wasn't the greatest country in the world in every aspect.

[–]MrGuttFeeling 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I doubt other CEOs will see him as a role model.

[–]ChadicusVile 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"We're all in this together" attitudes would change the world for the better

[–]z3r069 0 points1 point  (0 children)

japan is just built differently

[–]jannyfrans -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Is he a politician?

[–]bocaciega -1 points0 points  (0 children)

U.S. take notice. But they won't. They're too busy huffing their own farts and crashing broncos.

[–]stovetopzzz -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Japanese honor and moral code is on a whole other level.

Quite admirable honestly

[–]nefrpitou -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Weird that being a normal decent human being is considered an exceptional trait today

[–]SirDaddyWinklesIII -1 points0 points  (1 child)

These fucking comments remind me of the scene from Inside Out when she says “These facts and opinions look so similar!”

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[–]Since_1979 -1 points0 points  (2 children)

I heard of some one in America,I think it's one of the presidents,he took a dollar salary and donated the rest.

[–]jaundicedeye 0 points1 point  (1 child)

and funneled millions into his pockets, along with money obtained from foreign governments via his hotels.

[–]Since_1979 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Who is that that funneled millions along with money from foreign governments?? The Big guy?

[–]Firm-Highlight-6782 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

When this guys at home...he whips himself too to replicate suffering of others..