Tuesday, September 6, 2022

The Japanese man's dream job is to get paid to do nothing

Dream job: The Japanese man who gets paid to do nothing

TOKYO: Shoji Morimoto has what some would see as an amazing line of work: he gets compensated to do essentially nothing.

The 38-year-old Tokyo inhabitant charges 10,000 yen ($71) an hour to go with clients and just exist as a buddy.

"Essentially, I lease myself out. My responsibility is to be any place my clients believe that I should be and to not do anything specifically," Morimoto told Reuters, adding that he had taken care of nearly 4,000 meetings in the beyond four years.

ith a thin form and normal looks, Morimoto currently brags almost a quarter 1,000,000 supporters on Twitter, where he views as the greater part of his clients. Approximately a fourth of them are rehash clients, including one who has recruited him multiple times.

His occupation has taken him to a recreation area with an individual who needed to play on a see-saw. He has likewise radiated and waved through a train window at a total more bizarre who needed a farewell.

Doing nothing doesn't mean Morimoto will do anything. He has turned down offers to move a refrigerator and go to Cambodia, and takes no solicitations of a sexual sort.

Last week, Morimoto reclined across from Aruna Chida, a 27-year-old information expert clad in a sari, having a scanty discussion over tea and cakes.

Chida needed to wear the Indian article of clothing out in the open yet was stressed it could humiliate her companions. So she went to Morimoto for friendship.

"With my companions I believe I need to engage them, however with the rental-fellow (Morimoto) I don't want to be loquacious," she said.

Before Morimoto found his actual calling, he worked at a distributing organization and was frequently reprimanded for "sitting idle".

"I began considering what might occur on the off chance that I gave my capacity to 'do nothing' as a help to clients," he said.

The friendship business is currently Morimoto's only type of revenue, with which he upholds his better half and youngster. Despite the fact that he declined to uncover the amount he makes, he said he sees around a couple of clients daily. Before the pandemic, it was three or four every day.

As he spent a Wednesday doing nothing significant in Tokyo, Morimoto pondered the strange idea of his work and seemed to scrutinize a general public that values efficiency and scorns pointlessness.

"Individuals will generally imagine that my 'doing nothing' is significant in light of the fact that it is valuable (for other people) ... In any case, it's fine to truly do nothing. Individuals don't need to be valuable in a particular manner," he said. 

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